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Reflex Reactions

If our sense of the outside world comes from our senses, our reactions to the outside world are controlled by our reflexes.

When we think of reflexes we typically think of an unexpected reaction to an outside stimulus. We might duck in response to a loud sound, dodge if we see something coming towards us, retract if we touch something hot or pull away if we stand on something sharp.

All of these “reflex” reactions occur when muscles contract in response to an external stimulus.

The reality is that outside forces are stimulating our muscles every time we move, run, jump, walk, throw, catch, get out of bed or hold our head up and our reflexes are governing our reaction to those forces. Reflexes are ultimately responsible for the action of our muscles and so govern the way we move. Continue reading

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Reciprocal Inhibition

The Law of Reciprocal Inhibition says that when one muscle is facilitated, it’s opposite is inhibited (relatively inhibited). So if we find a hypertonic muscle, it follows that there must be an inhibition of the antagonist – but I never found it – until recently. Turns out it was there all along, we were just not using the right tests. Watch these two new videos and find out how to confirm hypertonicity. Just one of the extraordinary shortcuts I will be teaching in the NEW Masterclasses starting January 2014.

pec major test

Hypertonic

 

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What is Proprioceptive Medicine? – 1 hour CPD FREE.

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Toerings causing severe low back pain

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Why Proprioceptive Testing?

Proprioceptive muscle testing is different from anything else. It is designed to test a patient’s ability to withstand an outside force and the truth is, that’s all that matters.

How effective your testing is depends on your ability to test in a way that is relevant to their body and the stresses it is normally under, sometimes that means being creative with how we test and not relying on the standard Kendall and Kendall muscle testing system.

Here is a quick video demonstrating just a couple of new techniques that will be explained at this years’ seminars.

The seminars will be new and improved. Once you register, you will get full access to the online seminars so you can go through the material ahead of time and be able to spend the seminars having your questions answered and your techniques refined.

Proprioceptive Muscle Testing Illustrated

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Multi-joint Testing

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Does your patient need their orthotics?

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Creative Testing for Knee Pain

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Why would a bodybuilder lose 75% of their strength?

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The Gastrocnemius Test

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Unnecessary pain and injury

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Testing the foot arch muscles

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84 visits and no better?

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A new Neck Extensor Test

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