Tag: movement therapy

Scoliosis…Strategies for Success

When taking a patient history how often do you hear ‘I’ve been told I have a scoliosis’? I hear it a lot! I’d say most of the time (maybe 90%) there is no scoliosis. However, a recent patient had a true structural scoliosis, not too bad, but still…had to get my head in scoliosis mode

3 Dimensional Movement

This is so important! It’s easy to forget too, I catch myself falling into old habits and just doing sagittal lunges or something like that. It’s a little frustrating, because it’s no harder to teach the 3D variations! So what does it mean to use 3 Dimensional exercises? Well, I guess to me it means

Movement is Driven

This is a key concept in the change of mindset between the traditional view of anatomy and movement. Instead of using muscles to create movement, ‘the quads extend the knee’ etc. Like most, when I was a personal trainer and at Uni I learned all the muscles and the joint movements they create when the

Quick Case Study: Thoracic Spine

This is a quick case study of how to use type I and type II thoracic motion to help increase Thoracic Mobility Before 15 Year old male, more of a movement dysfunction problem than pain. I watched him squat and recorded it on the kinesio Capture app (now called Spark Motion)…take a look… You can

Mass and Momentum

Following on from the post last week about Gravity and Ground Reaction Force, I wanted to add another force that our bodies manipulate to create movement magic! Of the 3, mass and momentum (M&M) probably has the greatest use for us as therapists. I think part of the reason for this is that there is

Gravity and Ground Reaction Force

I don’t remember these two being mentioned prior to my studies with John Hardy, Gary Gray and Dr David Tiberio. They are the ones who introduced this way of thinking to me and I don’t know why, but I knew it was a game changer! It wasn’t just this principle that changed things, but the