On October 15th I gave a course in Fort Collins, CO at Rebound Sports and Physical Therapy. I especially enjoyed this particular course because of the questions regarding compensation, thanks Tyler Moos; because of the dentists in the room who added so much to the overview of occlusal relationships, thanks Dr. Kim Okamura and Dr. Kingdon Brady; because of the questions regarding treatment decision making and treatment intervention with patients who are in a cervical muscle pattern that relates to cranial position and mal-position, thanks Rob Lynde and Tim Richardt; and because of the host site hospitality, thanks Jon Hartwick and Craig Depperschmidt.
I enjoy discussing how occlusion, spinal orientation and cranial osseous position can influence how the neck moves, or does not move. Spinal, cranial bone, tooth to tooth, and atlas on occiput as well as occiput on atlas coupling, can all be disconnected, neurologically and mechanically, if our cranial decompression/compression, inhalation/exhalation, or flexion/extension does not remain rhythmical.
The rhythmic flow of information, as complex as it can become, was enforced by the genuine interest of the entire class. This was a fun class to teach because this similar theme of rhythmicity was represented by both the class and the class material.