What is Function? Part 4

by Gary Gray |  Date Released : 15 Jan 2004

The Litmus Test for Function – Tests 6-8.

  • Subconscious vs. Conscious (continued from Part 3)
    • Proprioceptive input and exercise selection.
    • Isolation dangers in rehabilitation.
  • Eccentric Load & Concentric Force
    • Correct sequencing of movement.
    • Eccentric loading followed by concentric force.
    • Essence of “plyometric” movement – from jumping to kissing.
  • Proprioceptively Enhanced vs. Confused
  • Getting to know the proprioceptors – Who are they what are they trying to tell us?
  • Blaming the injury vs. working with the source.
  • Proprioceptors -> the ULTIMATE litmus test.
  • Miracle design of the body.

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Gary is the originator and developer of many nationally acclaimed educational programs, including the “Chain Reaction” series of seminars. He is the recipient of the prestigious 2002 John Maley award which recognizes an individual for innovation in physical therapy. Referred to as the leading pioneer and authority in rehab and training, Gary is a respected physical therapist, trainer, educator, author, coach and successful inventor. He has transformed his functional and biomechanical understanding of the body into the most effective performance-enhancement, injury prevention and rehabilitative applications. Gary’s passion for education and sharing, along with his innovation and desire, allows him to translate the complexities of human function into simple and effective techniques. Gary’s goal to enhance the lives of professionals and the lives of those they treat and train.

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