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Presented by Josephine Key, these workshops offer a unique perspective on tailoring movement therapy for spinal rehabilitation. Evidence informed yet highly practical, they will improve your understanding of ‘how’ the spine functions in health and its dis-ease. They will help you clarify spinal movement ‘faults’ and prescribe and teach appropriate therapeutic exercises in a stepwise fashion to help rebuild the client’s functional movement ability. Re-establishing control of important basic natural movement patterns and reintegrating them into movement sequences leads to movement freedom, more optimal function and pain relief – and better client outcomes.

These workshops are suitable for multidisciplinary movement therapists (e.g. physiotherapy, yoga, Pilates, personal trainer) keen to enhance their therapeutic exercise skills.

The ‘Fundamental Patterns’ of movement associated with spinal control are introduced. They underlie healthy spinal function – yet are variably deficient in people with spinal pain and many other common musculoskeletal pain disorders. These are taught mindfully, enabling the development of breath control, deep inner core control with appropriate global muscle activation. The program facilitates neuroplasticity – (we say we ‘train the brain to ease the pain’) and simultaneously improves the integrated function between the spine and proximal limb girdles and between them and the rest of the body. The aim is to improve the client’s adaptable control, flexibility and ‘neuro-muscular fitness’.

The Key Moves® Therapeutic Exercise Programme incorporate the Fundamental Patterns and provide a progressive series of exercises that can be used with clients in a one-on-one clinical setting and also in small group therapeutic exercise classes to help retrain movement patterns.

The Key Moves® exercises can also be incorporated into general training and exercise regimes such as Pilates and yoga to help optimise performance. The workshops can also help to shed light on why you the therapist may be suffering from pain and ‘injuries’ yourself!

Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will learn to examine and practically apply the science applicable to spinal pain. These workshops integrate the contemporary evidence in the fields of movement, fascia, pain and neuroscience with the practical insights gleaned from enquiring long-term clinical musculoskeletal practice and movement therapy
  2. Students will be introduced to the Key Approach to treating spinal pain and the clinical reasoning processes contained within it.
  3. Have a good understanding of the functional anatomy and physiology of the deep support/stabilisation system of the spine and the head and proximal limb girdles
  4. Be introduced to a novel system of natural functional movement patterns – The Key Fundamental Patterns and the Key Moves Therapeutic Exercises which are ideal for constructing a stepwise spinal rehabilitation programme to restore lost function.
  5. These can also be incorporated into general exercise programmes to optimise functional performance in everyday activities, and during activities such as yoga, Pilates etc.
  6. ‘See’ and appreciate the common patterns of axial posturo-movement dysfunction which are commonly associated with spinal pain and related disorders including many so called ‘sports injuries’ and ‘……itises’. Be able to describe the ‘Inferior tethers’ and how these affect functional movement of the spine and proximal limb girdles
  7. Be able to correlate the likely effect of the found altered movement strategies on the health of the joint and neuro-myofascial systems of the lumbo/pelvic/hip complex
  8. Be able to determine which are the missing links in the client’s posturo-movement control and appropriately prescribe and teach aspects of the 4 sets of Fundamental Patterns of the spine as indicated – the Axial, Pelvic, Shoulder and Head Fundamental Patterns - and address their interrelated function.

Enrol in all 4 workshops before February 21st and receive a $150 discount off Workshop 4.

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