• Linking movement dysfunction and spinal disorders
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Josephine Key is a published author and trainer of manual and movement therapists globally.

Back Pain: a movement problem is a practical manual to assist all students and clinicians concerned with the evaluation, diagnosis and management of the movement related problems seen in those with spinal pain disorders.

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Key with ample reference to the research of others, has mined and collated the evidence of her many years of clinical practice, to effectively demonstrate the need for us to understand the ways in which overuse, misuse, abuse and disuse lead inevitably to altered posturo-movement control, and commonly pain. How to read such changes more effectively, and how to integrate appropriate treatment and rehabilitation strategies, are the tools that are on offer in this excellent work.


Leon Chaitow, ND DO

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How healthy is your breathing pattern?
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  Breathing is critical to activating the deep inner unit or ‘core’. This exercise is about observing your own breath and recognising these patterns and how the affect your spinal health. By understanding your own breathing patterns you are more … Read More

Exercise programs suitable for people with back pain
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Spinal pain research demonstrates the importance of the deep sensori-motor system in healthy postural and movement control of the trunk. When this deep muscle system is lazy and weak, the body compensates by over-engaging some of the large more superficial … Read More

Revisiting ‘a neutral spine’ – and why does it matter?
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A ‘neutral spine’ is deemed important – but it’s frequently only paid lip-service in clinical practice Are you clear what ‘a neutral spine’ means – and why it matters? The natural ’neutral’ spinal column has four curves when viewed in … Read More

Sitting posture: what’s usual? – what’s ideal?
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In ‘ideal’ sitting, the lumbo-pelvic spine is in the ‘neutral’ lordotic curve – the entire spine is supported upright against gravity in its natural curves. Unfortunately this is not usual. Sitting with ‘poise’ is a fast dying habit – and … Read More

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