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Coordination Efficiency: helping you change the building blocks of your patients’ movement patterns

11th December 2017

A guide to the KC Co-ordination Efficiency modules

Harnessing movement

Many therapists and interventions can successfully manage pain. So, how is the clinician in 2018 to differentiate themselves from wide range of solutions available to patients?

Targeted retraining of the building blocks the movement patterns that contribute to pain, pathology and compromised function. 

If your intervention of choice is movement assessment and retraining, these 3 modules supply a systemised route and a clinic applicable model to change your patients’ pain, pathology and compromised function. The modules combine contemporary neuroscience, biomechanics, physiology and skill acquisition principles to allow all clinicians to harness the power of movement within their practice.

 

A co-ordinated approach

As an individual’s co-ordination abilities are the foundations of more complex movement patterns. These modules consider the relationship between co-ordination, whole body movement patterns and your patients’ compromised function, pain and pathology.    

‘…coordinative structures constitute the building blocks of coordinated behaviour in living things. There are good reasons why all healthy humans have these coordination patterns in their repertoire.’ Fuchs & Kelso, 2018

Kinetic Control supplies clinicians with a structured process to employ the simple building blocks of complex movement patterns used in function as the intervention of choice with their patients.

These 3 courses provide simple and effective strategies to help you identify impairments in the control of movement and strategies to optimise movement patterns. You will be able to adopt a new range of tools that are essential for the whole spectrum of therapists. 

LOW BACK & HIP: CO-ORDINATION EFFICIENCY TO OPTIMISE MOVEMENT RETRAINING FOR LOW BACK & HIP

The close relationship between the low back and hip during functional tasks is widely acknowledged. But what is the connection to movement impairments and these regions? Although, the value of movement is increasingly recognised as a tool to manage presentations of the low back and hip, the clinical picture can appear complex due to the many variables altering any individual’s movement patterns. Because everyone moves differently, how do we decide which particular movement will have the greatest influence on a patient’s low back or hip problem?

This 2-day module gives clinicians the tools and skillset to use highly specific movement retraining to change the mechanisms of movement impairments related to pain, pathology and compromised function of the low back and hip. The clinical value of this approach is to allow the building blocks of movement patterns to be assessed and retrained so as to manage the complex and multi-factorial nature of low back and hip pain and dysfunction.  

NECK & SHOULDER: CO-ORDINATION EFFICIENCY TO OPTIMISE MOVEMENT RETRAINING FOR NECK & SHOULDER

Using movement to manage the new demands of communication

Complaints related to the neck and shoulder are increasingly common, negatively impacting many lives. Perhaps, as it has become easier and easier to communicate through technology, the neck and shoulder, both so involved in this communication and interaction with the world are struggling like never before. Therefore, a new approach is needed to meet the needs of a very contemporary problem. The effective assessment and retraining, of movement impairments gives therapists to the tools to help significantly reduce the incidence and time frame of recurrence, acute episodes and long-term compromised function. 

Movement as the tool of choice

This module presents a systematic assessment, clinical reasoning and movement retraining process to meet therapists’ desires to use movement as the tool of choice in the management of presentations of the neck and shoulder. If the patient’s neck/shoulder pain or dysfunction is a ‘downstream’ process of the presence of movement impairments, this module supplies a route to address this source, limiting both pain’s presence and likelihood of return while building robust function for the demands of a world full of information and technology to access it. 

CONNECTING MOVEMENT PATTERNS & MUSCLE SYNERGIES: MULTI-JOINT SYNERGIES IN ALIGNMENT & CO-ORDINATION

Making sense of multi-joint movement and muscle synergies

This module evaluates whole body movement patterns to help change muscle function associated to pain, pathology and compromised function. This systemised evaluation helps therapists establish a more optimised movement system for their patients. The course helps enhance clinicians’ observation and analysis of patterns of muscle synergies in functional tasks and offer more options for retraining efficient movement strategies.

The main focus of this course is to explore functional activities in patients, to build understanding of muscle actions and the observing of muscle synergists’ activation patterns to inform clinicians of movement patterns associated with pain and impaired function. This course combines classic and contemporary evaluation methods with Kinetic Control’s world renowned and innovative movement assessment and retraining, developing the ability to cue patients for facilitation of more optimal patterns. The clinical value of these skills is both immediate and long-term improvements in function and pain.       

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Fuchs, A., & Kelso, J. S. (2018). Coordination Dynamics and Synergetics: From Finger Movements to Brain Patterns and Ballet Dancing. In Complexity and Synergetics (pp. 301-316). Springer, Cham.

 

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