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
The Key Approach Workshops explore The Key Approach Model in detail focusing on the bodies control of ‘functional’ movement – both healthy ‘normal’ and compromised. The premise of the Key Approach is that most musculo-skeletal pain disorders evolve from defective neuromuscular control of the spine and proximal limb girdles.
The Key Approach
The Key Approach is a practical functional model for manual and movement therapists that helps explain how altered movement patterns underlie clinical pain presentations. It provides a simple classification system to help understand a patient's problems and guides manual and movement therapy treatments. The approach is evidence informed and clinically supported. It’s a practical hands-on approach you can apply in your clinic today.
My aim is to help support and inspire you as clinicians to more effectively treat your clients, and find the magic in being a practitioner. More importantly I hope that this model helps you to understand your own body, steers you away from pain and dysfunction so that you can truly give yourself to the practice of caring for others.
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.
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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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
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
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