9th January 2017
When it comes to KC, people think of movement science. New Kinetic Control tutor Suzanne Tang discusses why she is interested in movement.
So let's talk about WHY I AM INTERESTED IN MOVEMENT first?
I'm always fascinated by the movements of humans. You’ll be really amazed as well when you realise how many ways people can move in and how beautiful movements can be.
I’ve been trained in ballet and Chinese folk dance since I was 7. In other words, I’ve been practising “movement control” for more than 15 years. (I would say dance is founded on the base of good direction control, global stabilizer inner range holding ability and balanced global system.) Therefore, prior to learning anything about physiotherapy, I knew that the essentials of remarkable performance were to use the right muscles, which were correct movement patterns; meanwhile, the key to avoiding injuries.
I had movement teaching experience even before becoming a physiotherapist. When I was in high school, I gave my classmate some “pop dance” class for preparing a show. That was my first movement teaching experience. That was the time I figured out teaching “movements” was such an amazing thing. Starting to observe others movements, I found out how diverse the human movements can be. Everyone uses different strategies to perform the same movement. Trying to find out why someone can’t perform dancing steps correctly, I analysed the movement and started with the training of the basic ability people need to perform the dancing steps. I saw everybody’s significant progress. I was amazed by human’s learning ability and was more convinced that movement ability and strategy could be changed.
As I became a physiotherapist, I realised not only the dance performance but the whole neuro-musculoskeletal health is highly related to how people use their body and move. I also recognised that to optimize treatment outcome, patient must correct movement faults through movement control practicing. People have to learn how to control their own body.
Integrate medical and physio knowledge with my own movement experience (dancing, Pilates, GYROKINESIS®….etc.) to assist people to move in a safe, healthy and efficient way so that people can have a better quality of life and achieve better performance. Hope everyone can move better, feel better and do more.
WHY DO I WANT TO JOIN THE KC TUTOR TEAM?
Just became a physiotherapist, I often asked myself “what is the correct way to move? In which way should I instruct my patients and clients? What is the right way and the wrong way? What is the key to ’healthy movement’?” I started to delve more into movements. When learning the contents of the Movement Solution Course by Kinetic Control, I screamed in my heart “That’s it! This is what I’m looking for!”. Dozens of questions in my mind were clarified. Every individual moves diversely and there is not an absolute way of right or wrong. There’s nothing wrong unless it’s out of controlled. Yes! The key is “control”.
Kinetic Control is not only just about a technique, but a concept, a whole thinking process. Being familiar with this logical thinking process helps me integrate all the knowledge and technique I had learned from the post graduated education course, including manual therapy and movement therapy course, into my clinical practice, training programs for dancers, Pilates and GYROKINESIS® teaching. All of my clients had significant progress with the new treating, teaching and training methods.
Kinetic Control Course enables therapists to have a further understanding of movements, and to know how to evaluate and implement retraining strategies in a more effective and efficient way; moreover, to assist clients move better, feel better and do more.
WHY DO I THINK IT’S IMPORTANT TO BE A TUTOR IN ASIA ?
The precious knowledge which promotes quality of human’s life like Kinetic Control ought to be spread vigorously and more prevailing to people in different languages. Language barriers shouldn’t be obstacles to transferring knowledge and increasing people’s welfare.
Just imagine if I could be the bridge between two cultures in different languages, which facilitates knowledge exchange and communication, how many patients can live with better qualities thanks to their therapists with this helpful know-how? I’m so excited when I just think of this. That’s the reason why I’m so passionate about teaching for Kinetic Control both in Chinese and English.
I’m devoting myself to be a bridge between two cultures in different languages, and to facilitate knowledge exchange and communication, which enriches people’s lives with better qualities thanks to their therapists with this helpful know-how. That’s the reason why I’m so passionate about teaching for Kinetic Control both in Chinese and English.
Read Suzanne's full bio here
當我們談到 Kinetic Control 時，我們必會聯想到「動作科學」，所以我們就先聊聊我為什麼會對於「動作」如此感興趣吧！
談談我為什麼想要成為 Kinetic Control 的講師呢？
Kinetic Control 課程能使專業醫療人員對動作有更深一層的了解，更加清楚如何全面地評估，如何為個案訂定復健、動作訓練計畫，使治療與訓練更加有效及更有效率，協助個案動得更輕鬆，過得更舒適，活得更充實。
像Kinetic Control這種幫助人們提升生活品質與健康的珍貴專業知識，應廣泛地普及於各地的專業人員，語言不應該成為知識傳播與增進人類福祉的阻礙。成為兩種語言、文化間的橋樑，使知識的傳遞、溝通與討論更加快速流暢，更多治療師可以更有效率地學習這些知識！有更多人因他們的治療師而受惠並擁有更好的生活品質！只要想到這些，便令人振奮不已。這就是我如此熱衷於以中、英文教授Kinetic Control課程的