Side Dominance in Rehab and Conditioning

Length

5 hours

Capacity

30 Participants

Space

Group Exercise Room

The Reembody Method is rapidly gaining traction among coaches, trainers, and physiotherapists all over the world. Its efficiency, simplicity and emphasis on integration make it highly effective for advancing any training goal.

One of the most powerful tools the method has to offer is the ability to predict movement patterns based on an individual’s neurological laterality. By knowing how the dominant and non-dominant side specialize in their behaviour, we can significantly trim the assessment process and focus cues and interventions where they will have the greatest impact on our clients’ health outcomes.

This is an active workshop plus lecture: participants should come prepared to move, sweat and take notes.

Organization

1) Intro

2) Primer on Analog Relationships in the Body

Central nervous system, bone, muscle, joint, respiration

3) The “Leaky Bucket” Model of Proprioception

Laterality is an economizing tool of the CNS, but it requires a steady stream of proprioceptive information. When that stream is low, the two sides react predictably.

4) Launching vs. Loading

Gait is the most straightforward expression of the cooperation of the two sides, and the most productive environment to assess their integrity. Moreover, the dominant and non-dominant sides have predictable specializations within the gait cycle which can help us to understand the “why” behind joint dysfunction.

Meal Break: 45 min

5) Force In/Force Out

The hand, elbow, and shoulder inherit the power—and any dysfunctional baggage— generated in the feet, knees and hip. Combined with more mobility and fewer bony connection points, the upper extremities are particularly vulnerable to poor cooperation between the two sides.

6) Q & A

I struggled for more than a year to understand where the tightness in my knee came from after running long distances. Physios, podiatrists and osteopaths could barely help. After two sessions with Kevin I could manage short distances without the orthotics I’ve been using for 18 years and, after a few weeks practice, I’m back to long distances as well. Furthermore, through his deep understanding of biomechanics, he has provided me with the tools to improve overall efficiency. As a result I am running faster, posture is improved and tension in the back and neck are gone. I highly recommend Kevin and his method.

GEORG BERNHARD
ULTRAMARATHON COMPETITOR, HONG KONG

Kevin is a master of movement patterns and is able to deliver knowledge in a practical, interesting way.

RYAN MANNIX
TRIATHLON AUSTRALIA COACH EDUCATOR, NSW