Manipulation Let’s shake a leg today, turn a new leaf! En marche vers l’autrui


In physiotherapy, we study and use techniques of mobilisation and manipulation. While these may cause momentary pain, the goal is to obtain increased range of motion, decrease of pain and improved function.  It is a positive and useful adjunct to other modalities.

En physiothérapie, la mobilisation et la manipulation servent à augmenter la mobilité, diminuer la douleur et favoriser la fonction. C’est un outil qui nous aide à mobiliser les articulations, à diminuer la douleur et améliorer la fonction.

There are those who use manipulation socially. Some have it as their main card in their repertoire of human interaction, some no longer realize that they blackmail or constantly use manipulation of a milder sort to obtain their desires. I acknowledge that such behaviour can be used by all and perhaps is from time to time.

En société, il y en a qui n’utilise que la manipulation pour interagir avec les autres. Nous sommes tous dans la situation parfois. Certains l’utilisent à l’occasion seulement.  Quand l’objet de notre désire est trop loin pour atteindre, parfois du chantage aide à le rapprocher.

Je ne suis pas psychologue, mais je crois qu’il y a un danger de vivre en pensant qu’à soi. On risque d’éloigner les êtres qu’on veut tant contrôler. L’égoïsme de nos jours passe avant l’amour et la considération des autres. Comme c’est plus gratifiant de contribuer au bien-être des autres!

I believe time is better spent in service of others and in contributing positively to the common good. Well, I am no psychologist. I was a physiotherapist. I much prefer manipulation as a tool, one in an arsenal, for obtaining good. I guess as middle-age spread becomes a fact of life, reaching out to others becomes important and we are less and less impressed by navel gazers.


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