14th September 2017
Kinetic Control champions Movement Health, moving patients out of pain and towards the possession of long-term movement efficiency, supporting a life full of participation, performance and realised potential.
Movement Health has been described as a state in which the individual is not only injury free but also possesses choice in the achievement of their movement outcomes (McNeill & Blandford, 2015). This choice in how movement is achieved also supplies the choice in what is to achieved. Therefore, Movement Health represents and enables choice in how a pain free and active life is lived.
What supports choice in movement? What supports Movement Health?
Many muscles can perform the same task due to the presence of motor abundance/redundancy. For example, many muscles may flex the hip or rotate the head. This characteristic allows for the formation of muscle synergies, a collection of muscles momentarily united to contribute in varying degrees to a movement task. For any given movement task, at any given intensity, the muscles within a synergy may vary in their contribution, allowing the individual to perform the task at hand in a number of different ways. As the task, intensity or other factors change muscles within the synergy can adapt to meet the changing demands.
Muscle synergies can then be seen to supply the individual with a robust, problem solving capacity, managing intrinsic and extrinsic demands in both the short and long term. A robust movement system may then be one possessing multiple movement options to the demands of life, able to employ the wealth of options that exist within motor abundance.
Losing choices and back-up strategies
In the presence of a factor such as fatigue or pain, movement options are seen to change as the synergistic mix used early in an event is no longer employed and back up strategies are now called upon. The fewer available choices influence movement variability and movement efficiency.
Kinetic Control courses are designed for therapists to give them the tools to optimise Movement Health. We focus on testing and retraining of movement co-ordination variability and muscles synergies and take an indepth study of movement assessment and retraining at specific sites.
Kinetic Control education routes PROGRAMME
We have 2 options for education:
For any therapists challenged by managing the complexity of pain and the enhancement of function. This course delivers a systemised framework that puts movement into your clinical expertise. Help you patients move better, feel better and do more
Dates for London 2018 have been released: 12-16 March, 4-8 June & 12-16 November 2018
Also running in Spain, Italy, Belgium and Taiwan
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