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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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Can functional movement be too much?

I thought I would have a bit of a Jerry Maguire moment with my latest blog post! Over the last few months I have certainly gone through a period of change with regards to how I understand the human body. … Continue reading

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Muscle isolation? Is that how you learned to move?

This is just a quick blog that was inspired by taking my son to the park yesterday. It is more anecdotal than scientific but something that I wanted to get across. My son is developing so fast at the moment … Continue reading

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The brain, movement and pain! Part one.

The brain and its role in movement and pain is taking a much larger role in what we do at Cor-kinetic. Rather than just seeing the body as feeding back to the brain on a mechanical level we are starting … 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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Stability and mobility. Best friends….

At Cor-Kinetic one of our foundational concepts is that of the relationship between stability and mobility. Stability is a component part of mobility. The body needs to move in a mobile AND stable manner. Stability without mobility is RIGIDITY. Rather … Continue reading

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