Archive for the ‘Neuroscience’ Category
Filed under: corrective exercise, Manual Therapy, Neuroscience
Posture and Emotion: A Two-Way Street Influencing Movement
by Carson Boddicker on Feb 7th, 2011
I was recently listening to the recap of a case study presentation about a younger woman we'll call Kim who was presenting to a physical therapy clinic. Amongst the clinical assessment, the presenter noted both that Kim had an increased kyphosis and that she was recently divorced. The presenter then noted that it's no wonder Kim's husband left as that kyphotic curve was just really ugly. This was, of course, just for comedy and effect, but...
Filed under: Neuroscience
The Brain Maps Movement, Not Muscle
by Carson Boddicker on Feb 3rd, 2011
You've heard it before. The brain doesn't think about turning "on" individual muscles, but rather works in terms movements. The brain, as was discussed at the Bridging The Gap with Charlie Weingroff, likewise does not speak in terms of "movement quality," but rather cares only about movement success. The brain does not care how it gets from A to B only that it gets from A to B. This can be supported with what we know about motor maps in...