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Proof why KI has been applying balance/postural control exercises with not only...

Kinetic Integrations Facebook Feed - Tue, 10/29/2013 - 9:11pm
Proof why KI has been applying balance/postural control exercises with not only post-trunk and lower extremity injuries but also with shoulder injuries. Also right in line with my this weekend presentation at the AZ-NSCA clinic: http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2474/14/282/abstract


Balance ability and postural stability among patients with painful shoulder disorders and...
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In therapeutic settings, patients with shoulder pain often exhibit deficient coordinative abilities in their trunk and lower extremities. The aim of the study was to investigate 1) if there is a connection between shoulder pain and deficits in balance ability and postural stability, 2) if pain inten...

I have said this before, the so called crawling phase during childhood developme...

Kinetic Integrations Facebook Feed - Tue, 10/29/2013 - 3:18pm
I have said this before, the so called crawling phase during childhood development is not commonly seen in all cultures. A cultural bias (industrialized world) is at fault here, making everybody believe that kids should crawl or otherwise they will develop motor control problems. Just like prescribing an orthotic for every "flat foot" is culturally biased; just check the feet of cultures that have lived for generations on sandy or swampy soil - all flat feet is the result of their environmental adaptation. I am not saying that you should stop applying crawling or similar activities if you train or rehab individuals, but its not a cure all. http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=crawling-may-be-unnecessary
Crawling May Be Unnecessary for Normal Child Development: Scientific American
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Crawling May Be Unnecessary for Normal Child Development: Scientific American
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In some tribes, babies skip the crawl

Related to my Proprioception presentation - soon to be available at MovementLect...

Kinetic Integrations Facebook Feed - Tue, 10/29/2013 - 12:53pm
Related to my Proprioception presentation - soon to be available at MovementLectures.com: Movement changes when visual field perception decreases.

Although there are very practical reasons to fear heights, babies don’t become afraid until about six weeks after they learn to crawl. To find out what causes this shift, researchers at the University of California, Berkeley put babies who couldn’t yet crawl into go-carts they could control with joysticks. After three weeks, the babies who drove showed anxiety after being confronted with a steep drop, while their non-driving peers remained fearless. This research suggests that moving around in space–by crawling, walking, or even go-carting–conditions our brains to take in more information from our peripheral visual field. This would also explain why you don’t feel fear when when viewing the earth from a small plane window, which limits your peripheral vision. Read more here: http://bit.ly/14klI68

Related to the above article, when I work with my patients that exhibit fear to step or jump off a stool (a test often used to identify if postoperative ACL patients are ready to start jogging), I limit their visual field by asking them to crop their hands together like as if holding a grape. By them looking through the relatively small opening between their hands (limiting their visual field) they often exhibit an improved and non-fearful stepping or jumping down movement pattern that I actually measure using slow video – time-to contact with the floor when they land and well as knee and ankle range of motion immediately normalize. Fascinating how the role of perception/attention can immediately change movement and performance.
TRY THIS with your patients/clients.


Go-carting babies reveal origin of fear of heights - life - 17 July 2013 - New Scientist
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Surprisingly, fear of heights is not innate but kicks in after we begin to crawl, when we notice stuff in our peripheral vision and use it to balance

Health Insurance Options If You Lose Your Job

American Heart Association News Feed - Tue, 10/29/2013 - 11:19am
The American Heart Association explains what your health insurance options are if you lose your job.

Disability Benefits and Health Insurance Options | Heart Disease and Stroke

American Heart Association News Feed - Tue, 10/29/2013 - 11:17am
The American Heart Association explains Disability benefits and health insurance options for the disabled with heart disease or stroke.

Health Insurance Options for Children

American Heart Association News Feed - Tue, 10/29/2013 - 11:13am
The American Heart Association discusses resources and health insurance options for children.

Fruit Salad with Cranberry Poppy Seed Dressing

American Heart Association News Feed - Tue, 10/29/2013 - 11:10am
Ginger-tinged cranberry dressing complements the summertime fruits in this salad that seems made to order for outdoor entertaining.

Applesauce Bran Muffins

American Heart Association News Feed - Tue, 10/29/2013 - 11:10am
Bake a batch of these tasty muffins to enjoy throughout the week. They're great for breakfast on the go.

Health Insurance Options for the Uninsured with Heart Disease or Stroke

American Heart Association News Feed - Tue, 10/29/2013 - 11:10am
The American Heart Association explains that if you have heart disease or if you’ve had a stroke but don’t have health insurance, you may not know where to turn. These resources can help.

Welcome to The Heart of Diabetes

American Heart Association News Feed - Tue, 10/29/2013 - 11:07am
Thanks for signing up for The Heart of Diabetes

Tortilla Soup with Grilled Chicken

American Heart Association News Feed - Tue, 10/29/2013 - 11:06am
Every spoonful of this zesty and satisfying soup is full of hearty chunks of vegetables and chicken.

A Heart-Healthy Diet is Good for the Brain and Memory

American Heart Association News Feed - Tue, 10/29/2013 - 8:52am
The American Heart Association explains that protecting memory and brain health is a matter of keeping your heart and blood vessels healthy.

Why is health insurance important?

American Heart Association News Feed - Tue, 10/29/2013 - 8:51am
The American Heart Association explains that heart disease and stroke can be very expensive without health insurance. Learn why it's important.

Nice start of the day: "Guido, Thank you so much for all your help in preparing...

Kinetic Integrations Facebook Feed - Tue, 10/29/2013 - 8:08am
Nice start of the day: "Guido, Thank you so much for all your help in preparing me for my triathlon. I got first place in my age group and 8th overall! Not bad for my first race!"

Find a Check. Change. Control. Program Near You

American Heart Association News Feed - Mon, 10/28/2013 - 1:46pm
Find an American Heart Association affiliate office in your area to get involved in Check. Change. Control. Blood Pressure monitoring Program in your area.

As sleeping is important for our health, this free program adjusts your computer...

Kinetic Integrations Facebook Feed - Mon, 10/28/2013 - 9:43am
As sleeping is important for our health, this free program adjusts your computer screen color and brightness so insomnia does not haunt you down. http://justgetflux.com/


f.lux
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Software to warm up your computer display at night, to match your indoor lighting.

Three new projects for Perform Better, MovementLectures, NSCA and others: 1. Th...

Kinetic Integrations Facebook Feed - Sun, 10/27/2013 - 9:13pm
Three new projects for Perform Better, MovementLectures, NSCA and others:

1. The Effects Of Neurodynamics - Stretching and Range Of Motion Revisited
2. Unraveling The Neural Code - Neuroscience And Performance (together with Nick Winkelman)
3. Training Through Multisensory Integrations - Why You Should Care About This

Honored to join the stage with world-class presenters.

Kinetic Integrations Facebook Feed - Sun, 10/27/2013 - 8:43pm
Honored to join the stage with world-class presenters.

Amazing weekend of presenting and learning at the Az-NSCA state clinic.

Kinetic Integrations Facebook Feed - Sun, 10/27/2013 - 8:42pm
Amazing weekend of presenting and learning at the Az-NSCA state clinic.

Mark Verstegen: "champions are made when nobody is watching" Wade Gilbert: "thin...

Kinetic Integrations Facebook Feed - Sun, 10/27/2013 - 2:21pm
Mark Verstegen: "champions are made when nobody is watching"
Wade Gilbert: "think evolution, not revolution when you want to make changes" + "failure is not failed - it's just a process to get better"