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When it comes to KC, people think of movement science

9th January 2017

When it comes to KC, people think of movement science. New Kinetic Control tutor Suzanne Tang discusses why she is interested in movement.

So let's talk about WHY I AM INTERESTED IN MOVEMENT first?

I'm always fascinated by the movements of humans. You’ll be really amazed as well when you realise how many ways people can move in and how beautiful movements can be.

I’ve been trained in ballet and Chinese folk dance since I was 7. In other words, I’ve been practising “movement control” for more than 15 years. (I would say dance is founded on the base of good direction control, global stabilizer inner range holding ability and balanced global system.) Therefore, prior to learning anything about physiotherapy, I knew that the essentials of remarkable performance were to use the right muscles, which were correct movement patterns; meanwhile, the key to avoiding injuries.

I had movement teaching experience even before becoming a physiotherapist. When I was in high school, I gave my classmate some “pop dance” class for preparing a show. That was my first movement teaching experience. That was the time I figured out teaching “movements” was such an amazing thing. Starting to observe others movements, I found out how diverse the human movements can be. Everyone uses different strategies to perform the same movement. Trying to find out why someone can’t perform dancing steps correctly, I analysed the movement and started with the training of the basic ability people need to perform the dancing steps. I saw everybody’s significant progress. I was amazed by human’s learning ability and was more convinced that movement ability and strategy could be changed.

As I became a physiotherapist, I realised not only the dance performance but the whole neuro-musculoskeletal health is highly related to how people use their body and move. I also recognised that to optimize treatment outcome, patient must correct movement faults through movement control practicing. People have to learn how to control their own body.

Integrate medical and physio knowledge with my own movement experience (dancing, Pilates, GYROKINESIS®….etc.) to assist people to move in a safe, healthy and efficient way so that people can have a better quality of life and achieve better performance. Hope everyone can move better, feel better and do more.

WHY DO I WANT TO JOIN THE KC TUTOR TEAM?

Just became a physiotherapist, I often asked myself “what is the correct way to move? In which way should I instruct my patients and clients? What is the right way and the wrong way? What is the key to ’healthy movement’?” I started to delve more into movements. When learning the contents of the Movement Solution Course by Kinetic Control, I screamed in my heart “That’s it! This is what I’m looking for!”. Dozens of questions in my mind were clarified. Every individual moves diversely and there is not an absolute way of right or wrong. There’s nothing wrong unless it’s out of controlled. Yes! The key is “control”.

Kinetic Control is not only just about a technique, but a concept, a whole thinking process. Being familiar with this logical thinking process helps me integrate all the knowledge and technique I had learned from the post graduated education course, including manual therapy and movement therapy course, into my clinical practice, training programs for dancers, Pilates and GYROKINESIS® teaching. All of my clients had significant progress with the new treating, teaching and training methods.

Kinetic Control Course enables therapists to have a further understanding of movements, and to know how to evaluate and implement retraining strategies in a more effective and efficient way; moreover, to assist clients move better, feel better and do more.

WHY DO I THINK IT’S IMPORTANT TO BE A TUTOR IN ASIA ?

The precious knowledge which promotes quality of human’s life like Kinetic Control ought to be spread vigorously and more prevailing to people in different languages. Language barriers shouldn’t be obstacles to transferring knowledge and increasing people’s welfare.

Just imagine if I could be the bridge between two cultures in different languages, which facilitates knowledge exchange and communication, how many patients can live with better qualities thanks to their therapists with this helpful know-how? I’m so excited when I just think of this. That’s the reason why I’m so passionate about teaching for Kinetic Control both in Chinese and English.

I’m devoting myself to be a bridge between two cultures in different languages, and to facilitate knowledge exchange and communication, which enriches people’s lives with better qualities thanks to their therapists with this helpful know-how. That’s the reason why I’m so passionate about teaching for Kinetic Control both in Chinese and English.

Read Suzanne's full bio here

 

 

當我們談到 Kinetic Control 時,我們必會聯想到「動作科學」,所以我們就先聊聊我為什麼會對於「動作」如此感興趣吧!

 

我從7歲開始接受正式的芭蕾舞及中國民族舞蹈訓練,換句話說,我練習動作控制超過15年的時間(我認為舞蹈的基礎就是動作控制能力的訓練)。在接觸物理治療領域之前,我便知道使用正確的肌肉、正確的動作模式,是達到出色表現不可或缺的能力,同時也是預防運動傷害的重要關鍵。

 

我的「動作教學」經驗在我成為物理治療師之前便開始了。高中時,我曾負責舞蹈表演活動的教學工作,那是我第一次教別人「如何使用身體」。也就在此時,我發現動作教學是非常有趣的事。我開始觀察他人的動作,原來人體的動作是如此多元,每個人都用不同的動作模式、不同的肌肉、不同的動作順序,完成相同的舞步。我也試著找出有些同學無法跳出正確舞步的原因。我分析舞步,把舞步拆成簡單的練習再組合起來。在這樣的訓練下,大家都顯著的進步。我對於人動作學習的能力感到訝異,同時也清楚地瞭解到每個人使用身體的方式、身體的能力,是可以透過訓練與練習而改變的。

 

成為物理治療師後,我更加清楚地瞭解不只是舞蹈表現,整個神經肌肉骨骼系統的健康,都與我們如何使用身體有著密不可分的關係;同時也瞭解,在治療過程中,個案必須主動重新學習控制身體的能力、改正不適當的使用方式,才能從根本解決問題,預防再度復發,得到最佳的治療效果。

 

運用專業醫學知識,結合多年動作學習與教學經驗(舞蹈、彼拉提斯、GYROKINESIS®……等),幫助大家學習正確控制與使用身體,動得安全、健康、有效,以擁有更好的生活品質,或達到更傑出的運動表現。

 

接下來,談談我為什麼想要成為 Kinetic Control 的講師呢?

當我剛成為一位物理治療師時,我心裡有些疑問:「到底怎樣才是正確的動作呢?」「我該怎麼引導我的個案呢?」我開始更加深入鑽研動作科學。當我接觸到Kinetic Control系列課程時,我在心中興奮地大叫「沒錯!這就是我一直在尋找的答案!」。我領悟到每個人都用自己獨特的方式使用身體,其實並沒有絕對的對與錯,問題是發生在失去控制身體的能力時。關鍵是「控制」身體的能力。

 

Kinetic Control不只是一種技術,而且是一套概念,一套有系統的思考方式;這套思考方式,讓我的臨床思考更加清晰,讓我能更有邏輯地將畢業後不斷進修學習的各種徒手、運動治療課程的理論、技術整合,並輕鬆應用於臨床治療、訓練舞者、彼拉提斯及GYROKINESIS®­­­教學,同時我也看見了個案突飛猛進的改善與進步。

 

Kinetic Control 課程能使專業醫療人員對動作有更深一層的了解,更加清楚如何全面地評估,如何為個案訂定復健、動作訓練計畫,使治療與訓練更加有效及更有效率,協助個案動得更輕鬆,過得更舒適,活得更充實。

 

成為亞洲區可以以以中文授課的講師具有什麼重要性呢?

像Kinetic Control這種幫助人們提升生活品質與健康的珍貴專業知識,應廣泛地普及於各地的專業人員,語言不應該成為知識傳播與增進人類福祉的阻礙。成為兩種語言、文化間的橋樑,使知識的傳遞、溝通與討論更加快速流暢,更多治療師可以更有效率地學習這些知識!有更多人因他們的治療師而受惠並擁有更好的生活品質!只要想到這些,便令人振奮不已。這就是我如此熱衷於以中、英文教授Kinetic Control課程的

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