Activating the Kinetic Chain: Proprioception, Balance & Symmetry
Discover how you can achieve balance & symmetry in the kinetic chain via proprioception. Learn from our tenured group of therapists, researchers, and clinicians and discover for yourself!
This recorded event has been accredited by the Ohio Foot and Ankle Medical Foundation as an approved sponsor by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education. CME has been approved for up to 2 contact hours.
David Lemke, NMT, sEMG Tech.
Human Performance is a broad and complex subject. This session combines a summary of Mr. Lemke’s “Understanding Muscle Dysfunction” talk included in his Redefining the Core workshops, with a previously taught unit on dealing with problem data in kinesiological sEMG.
The goal of this session is to illustrate and explain common ground invisible to the eye and together recognize that through using the right tools with correct expectations, we can gain the vital knowledge required to facilitate Ultimate Human Performance.
An added benefit to attending this session is that, whereas Kinesiological sEMG is used in nearly every study involving muscle activity and function, the majority of clinicians have not used this technology extensively themselves; and so they remain at the mercy of the investigators and their interpretation of the data. Surveying and learning the basics of this technology with Mr. Lemke as your guide equips you to read and understand for yourself what’s going on in the book.
Mark Cucuzella, MD FAAFP
Dr. Cucuzella walks us through the guidelines of posture, alignment and strengthening of the body – achieved throughout the kinetic chain Some of the evenings objectives include:
* Posture And Breathing
*The Foot Is The Foundation
*Just Don’t Sit There
*Walk Right Before You Run
*Mobility And Stability Basics
*A Little On Gait Training
*Food Matters Too
*Stress Recovery And Injury
*10 Principles Of Lifelong Healthy Running and Movement for Life
Stuart Gordon, ITEC Sports Therapist
As our foot strikes the ground, whether walking or running, we are performing a one-legged balancing act. Our foot reacts to the force of landing by pronating. The plantar tissues deform in a controlled way agitating the sensory nerves embedded within them, and the plantar muscles stretch eccentrically contracting to absorb the load. This provides fantastic shock absorbency properties. Energy is stored in those muscles ready for concentric contraction or recoil…so called “Load Explode.”
Optimal performance for cars can only be achieved with balanced and aligned wheels, balanced weight distribution, excellent shock absorbers and powerful springs, and of course a well-tuned and fueled engine. Without that balance, wear and tear will be inevitable and precious fuel wasted as the car wobbles and weaves along! And, if you keep stepping on the gas, sooner or later the car will break down.