Movement Quality 2

Movement Quality 1

CNS Responsible for .

“The brain doesn’t think in terms of Individual muscles. It thinks in terms of Movement.” Janda

Patterns of dysfunction are not random. They can be seen in common body movements and postures that mirror the CNS using a more primitive (developmental kinesiological) software of new born babies. Janda noticed that certain muscles, mainly tonic muscles get hyper active and phasic (movement) muscles weaker  and over time this can compromise movement quality and possible increase risk of injury.

New borns have no real stability and holokinetic movements (coupled movements), Excessive lumbar extension, cranial extension, elevated and medially rotated shoulders, scapula positions are high. Have no core control, no purposeful movement.

For Example

Lunge and Squats – Medial rotation of knees, excessive lumbar lordosis and over foot pronation to name a few.

Pull Ups/Lat Pulldowns – elevated shoulders, elevated scapulae and internally rotated shoulders.

This leads on to a training philosophy termed Functional Threshold.