“The stars at night are big and bright deep in the heart of Texas.” Or in this case throughout the weekend at the Myokinematic Restoration course at Elite Physical Therapy in Abilene, Texas. The attendees which were all bright made for a wonderful weekend teaching for the first time in my home state.
We started the first morning off discussing polyarticular chains of muscles with the emphasis in this course being the anterior interior chain. (AIC). We have two of these chains of muscles, a left and a right, and due to our inherent asymmetries the dominance of the left anterior interior chain was discussed in-depth throughout the weekend.
These patterns are described by chains of muscles which are neurologically driven and orient our bodies into predictable positions. In this course, we looked at the patterned relationship between the lumbar spine, (hip) acetabulum and femur. We broke out in lab with hands on learning how to identify these positions and if these prolonged positions may have caused some further undesired activity at the hip.
The group was incredibly attentive with thought provoking questions. We had a chiropractor, PTs, PTAs, a massage therapist, yoga instructors, personal trainers, and athletic trainers as well. We ended the weekend “sizzling some glutes” with PRI non manual techniques. There is nothing quite more powerful than experiencing the techniques firsthand and the immediate changes that were made.
It was an absolute pleasure teaching in west Texas, the southern hospitality always feels like home.