Do you have neck, upper back and shoulder issues?
Workshop description: Do you have shoulder injuries, a depressed sternum, poor range of motion in your thoracic cavity and shoulders? If so, this could stem from childhood crawling and feeding patterns. Can’t squat or lack agility? Ever wondered why you struggle to learn some basic movement patterns or simply are not as skilled as you wish? Barring injury, the problem is often not where you think it is. It may not even be as simple as being taught how to squat or doing more of that exercise. The answer might just be in your very first movements as a child. Life begins on the ground. Our first movements involve looking around us to see what is happening. As we are attracted to voices, we start looking for these people as our eyesight begins to develop. Soon we’re rolling over onto our bellies to initiate the process of crawling, which will eventually lead us to grab hold of something and take our first stuttering steps forward. This workshop will look at infant development and reflexes and its relation to primal and functional movement in life. It will focus on injuries in and around the shoulder thoracic region plus the scapula rhythm.
Aims: Develop and disseminate innovative forms of infant development documentation and transmission that can contribute to the quality of myofascial development in the professional field;
Provide new and enhanced resources for rehabilitation, education and heritage professionals to use in teaching, study and preservation of movement and myofascia practice;
Apply experience from the latest research in documenting and preserving forms of ‘variable media’ to challenges of myofascial movement documentation;
Investigate “experience-based” knowledge production constituted by the embodied knowledge that is myofascial movement;
Strengthen international professional networks supporting research for the benefit of myofascial practice;
Advance interdisciplinary knowledge exchange and stimulate new research projects involving the fields of myofascia, education, cultural heritage and science;
Intensify the transmission of and public accessibility to the knowledge that is myofascia.