Closed Chain Contract-Relax for Levator Scapulae, Trapezius, Pec Minor and Bicep

Create a foundation for the stretch by ensuring vertical neck to occiput and with the crown of the head as a base. Thigh angle is vertical and spine is long. Cylinder is active throughout. Interlock fingers at the sacrum, lengthen arms and widen shoulders. Start to lift away. Partner assists with gentle vertical lift and […]

Partner Contract-Relax for Quadratus Lumborum, Lat Dorsi and contralateral Hamstring

The neuro-physiology of CR is explained and demonstrated. The key areas of the low-back, trunk and opposite hamstring are lengthened using partner activation, followed by lengthening.

Upright Posture/Core Stability/IAP and Initial Exercise for Ideal Core Stability

Upright Posture needs the energy in the body to travel from the feet to the crown of the head. The core aspects of this are the diaphragm as the pressure regulator of the core in the chest and the pelvic floor and hips as the base. We first experience this as an infant on its […]

Living and Developmental Insights of the Body, Brain and CNS in Moving

‘Only those who have the patience to do simple things perfectly will acquire the skill to do difficult things easily.’ – Johann Friedrich von Schiller ‘Integrate sensory information to transform perceptual awareness.’ Mark McGrath Intrinsic equilibrium If you were to remove all the muscles that attach to the spine it still would not collapse. Why? […]