Course title:Movement, Alignment and Coordination
Description:Introduction to Course:

This module and all the related Kinetic Control courses, seek to deliver the ability for you to help all patients to move better, feel better and do more. These courses present movement as the vehicle supplying choice in people’s life, for life; a perspective shifting the emphasis away from pain and pathology, placing movement and movement health at the centre of intervention strategies. The two days of this particular module, employ a movement focused philosophy to those issues related to alignment and co-ordination, considering how both factors may influence any one individual’s movement health.

This module evaluates alignment and offers a classification and clinical interpretation of sustained, habitual alignments effect on movement. This evaluation process directs therapists towards a means of establishing a more optimised movement system. The observation and analysis of patterns of muscle synergies in functional tasks is examined and options for retraining more efficient movement strategies are presented.

Key Features:

* Low back, hip, neck and shoulder alignment is classified and analysed for its implications for posture and movement control
* Strategies to correct or improve postural alignment are developed
* A variety of common functional tasks are analysed with respect to the primary muscle groups involved in those tasks. Further detailed observation of the recruitment synergies between the one-joint stabiliser and multi-joint mobiliser synergists is analysed.

Learning Outcomes - at the end of this course the participant should be able to:

* Display a good understanding of why movement matters to postural alignment and recruitment synergies in functional tasks
* Demonstrate an understanding and ability to observe changes in functional movements that reflect changes in relative stiffness and relative flexibility
* Display an ability to observe posture and classify individuals into a relevant alignment subgroups for the low back, the hip, the neck and the shoulder
* Demonstrate an understanding of the implications of alignment classification to changes in muscle length and recruitment, to potential risk of pain and to movement health in general
* Display an ability to discuss strategies and options to minimise or correct some of the negative causes or consequences of postural alignment change
* Demonstrate the ability to observe function tasks or activities and analyse the pattern of synergist recruitment being used and make a judgement as to whether it is appropriate or aberrant.
* Demonstrate the ability to devise a movement retraining strategy to change an aberrant pattern of recruitment into an appropriate pattern of recruitment depending on the task involved and the loading (non-fatiguing movement or fatiguing load) requirements of that task

Kinetic Control – Education in Movement
Tutor:Mark Comerford
Date(s):7-8 June 2016
Duration:2 days
Cost:Contact organiser
Venue:Nijmegen
Location:Holand
Contact name:Bart Roelofs
Telephone:+31 6 14183011
Contact email:[email protected]