Recognizing and rehabilitating movement dysfunction linked to pain problems
Josephine Key MPAA in conjunction with the Yogalates Centre.
Josephine has been a practising physiotherapist for over 40 years and practising Yoga teacher. She is the principal of Edgecliff Physiotherapy Sports and Spinal Centre and author of “BACK PAIN: A movement problem” published last year by Churchill Livingstone/Elsevier Edinburgh. This details how one can address back pain by re-establishing more healthy posture and movement control.
Optimal patterns of neuromuscular control of the spine ensure a healthy nervous system, and so a state of vitality, resilience and general wellbeing.
Defective spinal control is frequently the source of dis-ease and many common musculoskeletal pain syndromes, yet this is in general, not well appreciated.
This workshop will assist the yoga teacher/therapist’s understanding of healthy control of the spine and how changed compensatory movement patterns are linked to the development and perpetuation of many pain problems.
The workshop will commence on the Friday evening with a remedial class 6-8pm where participants can experience moving more from the deep system and activating the fundamental patterns of spinal control. Over the weekend, workshop participants will learn how to:
· recognize and assess the common dysfunctional postural and movement strategies and
· how to retrain the Fundamental Patterns of ‘core’ control and then
· re-establish these basic patterns into the various yoga postures
This approach is both preventative and rehabilitative.
Further details and booking enquiries can be directed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Yogalates studio 72 Byron st Bangalow nsw 2479 02 66 872 031
Saturday 10.00 – 12.30
2. What is ‘healthy movement function’ – what do we know?
· General aspects including muscle classification
· What is ‘core control’? – a functional perspective discerns 3 ‘core mechanisms’ with interdependent functions providing fundamental patterns of axial control underling all healthy movement:
o Axial postural control
o Control of the pelvis: intra-pelvic; spatial; and on the femora
3. Exploring motor control dysfunction – what do we know?
· Muscle system imbalance
· Dysfunction in the 3 ‘core mechanisms’ - is always apparent
Lunch 12.30 1.30pm
Saturday 1.30 – 3.00
4. The Pelvic Crossed Syndromes: the two primary pictures of apparent torso dysfunction: allow simple basic sub-group classification:
a. Posterior Pelvic Crossed Syndrome (PPXS)
b. Anterior Pelvic Crossed Syndrome (APXS)
5. The Clinical Syndromes: manifestations of the 1⁰Pelvic Crossed Syndromes
· The Pelvic Crossed Syndromes:
o ? Mixed Syndrome (MS)
o The shoulder crossed syndrome (SXS)
· The Layer Syndrome (LS)
· The Belted Torso Syndrome (BTS)
Saturday 3.30 – 5.00
6. Reading the body: posturo-movement assessment in standing:
o Observation of habitual posture: identifying the Clinical Syndromes allows one to predict the expected movement responses
o Testing functional movements: forward bending; standing poses etc. - quality & predictable patterns of N/M response: confirms subgroup classification?
Sunday 9.00 – 5.00 1 hour for lunch
7. Assessment & retrainingof the deep stabilising system of the axial spine: Co-ordinating breathing & postural control in supine, side lying, prone, & antigravity.
8. Common pelvic/hip girdle dysfunctions; assessment & retraining the Fundamental Pelvic Patterns and related Lower Pelvic Unit function
9. Over the course of the workshop there will also be an exploration of the rationale, and many myths and assumptions behind some current exercise approaches