A Polish View of Movement Efficiency

13th January 2014

Here is a direct translation of a blog from our tutor in Poland - Michal Hadala

Over the past 25 years, the analysis of news from the scientific disciplines such as anatomy, biomechanics, neurophysiology, pathology and kinesiology has allowed us to create models to explain the development of pathology. Today, we have a better understanding of movement and its impact on function. A simplified model, to explain that if something is not working properly, it is too short and needs to stretch, is too weak and needs reinforcement, is in the past. Modern look at the dysfunction of motion can be represented as a local and / or global problem, although the two often occur simultaneously. Faulty movement patterns, abnormal posture or dynamic disorder of neuromuscular control may contribute to the development imbalance between stability muscles controlling the amplitude of movement and posture and mobility muscles which need flexibility and extensibility.

Functional stabilization depends on the function of the deep and superficial muscles, and their mutual cooperation of the central nervous system.  

The imbalance between these structures is visible in terms of changes in the functional length and activation of these muscles and leads to disorders of the forces acting across a joint. Such mechanical load changes and tensions in different structures cause stress outside the tolerance of tissue and result in pain and pathology. Dysfunction of the local system stability often develops after the first episode of pain and pathology. This presents  as a dysfunction of activation of the  deep stabilizing muscles which control translation of joint movements. After managing the symptoms, pain may disappear, but the disorder may still persist. This may result in increased susceptibility to injury recurrence, as well as the early progression of degenerative changes and maintenance of global imbalances in muscle.

Therapeutic intervention should be directed simultaneously toward both systems: the deep (the local) and global. The therapist can objectively measure the dysfunction, specify, quantify and compare with the normal or ideal standard or certain approved standards.

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