Had a great weekend at Stanford University with our host, Stephen DiLustro and two of his trusted colleagues on Stanford’s Athletic Training Staff, Marcella and Tomoo. The rest of this class was made up of a large cross section of fitness, movement, rehab, chiropractic, strength and conditioning and training professionals. I always love the interplay and learning that occurs when a large number of professionals are represented and have the opportunity to learn from each other.
Impingement and Instability has always been a great advanced course because neurological perception of body position is discussed in context with various patterns of human movement. The study of sensation and the human sense organs was a big part of our introductory discussion in this course. We also outlined 3 key restrictions or limitations to normal patterns of human movement that PRI evaluates very closely: 1) unexhaled air maintained in the thorax, 2) hypertonic polyarticular muscle chains and 3) poor neurological perception of our body’s position. If you can’t remove the unexhaled air, inhibit the overactive muscle chain and sense your body’s position in space then your movement patterns are likely to be compensatory.
Thank you Colle Hunt, DC for inviting me to spend part of your Saturday evening together with your wife and daughters. I enjoyed the food, but I more enjoyed the company. And congratulations to Stephen on the arrival of your new baby boy between the first and second day of the course. I’ve heard a lot of interesting reasons for people missing the second day of a course, but I have to admit my favorite is “my wife just had her baby this morning”. Congratulations and best wishes to your wife and your brand new baby boy!