Tag Archives: functional biomechanics

Biomechanics BS. Can you ‘predict’ injury or pain?

The perspective that the body is an interconnected unit that displays regional interdependence is a valuable one. That different parts interact in different ways during different activities and influence ROM (range of movement) in other areas of the movement chain … Continue reading

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Does clinical testing tell us much about functional performance? The Thomas test.

One of the topics that regularly comes up in our courses is how relevant are more static/clinical tests to our everyday dynamic and function related movements. We have decided to address this in this blog. We also have a special … Continue reading

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The brain, movement and pain! Part two.

In the first part of this 3 part series we looked at patterns and how the brain recognizes patterns of information to then be able to recall or auto-associate a response from stored memory. This is our model of Patterns … Continue reading

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Muscle activation – Are muscles simply reactors to bone and joint motion?

So I have seen various variations on Gary Gray’s view that muscles are reactors. I think this is spot on. Muscles ARE reactors. I think what Gary meant by this was that generally we see muscles as concentric force producers. … Continue reading

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What does the word functional mean and does it matter??

What a great question. Firstly I am not really sure that there is a definitive answer so let me say sorry in advance.  The word functional seems to mean a lot of different things to a lot of different people … Continue reading

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Back pain during running. Have you looked at your big toe?

Now this post equally could have been hip pain, knee pain or foot pain when running. The available motion in the big toe or hallux will affect the operation of all of these body structures during integrated movement. With the … Continue reading

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Achilles tendon pain. Are you looking at the right foot??

Things have been really busy with Cor-kinetic recently and I have not had a lot of time to blog. This post stems from a case I have been dealing with recently and I wanted to give an idea of our … Continue reading

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