I talk all the time about using proper movement patterns in our daily life. Each and everyone of us have been using movements patterns since infancy. As children we learned the seven fundamental movement patterns as we developed. The seven patterns are gait, squat, lunge, push, pull, press,and twist. As very young children our brain would learn a pattern and we perfect the pattern with depiction. As children we moved freely, with full range of motion in our joints and with no pain. How many kids come inside after a full day of playing and complain of pain? Oh, to be a kid again!!!!
The seven patterns listed are fundamental. Now that we are all grown up we still use these patterns, but what has happened? We are not so free. Many of us move stiffly. Heaven forbid if we attempted to squat or lunge! The most squatting we do is to sit on a toilet….and a lot of us have trouble getting that low. Of course, all of us still walk around (gait), but how many of us walk with any pep in our step? Jog? Run? How many of us avoid going up slops, stairs because it bothers our hips or knees? How many of us have a back so tight we avoid twisting at all costs? Remember, this are basic fundamental movements… We still need to be able to perform this movements efficiently.
The human brain is very efficient. One of its aims is to record and recall movement patterns that make life easier allowing it more capacity to deal with life’s little anomalies.
If you see yourself in this article… It is time to learn foundation training! We have not become inefficient in our movement patterns because we have aged. I hear that all the time, ” I’m just getting old”. Even I don’ t move as well as I once did…but I work at it everyday by moving and doing FOUNDATION TRAINING!
FOUNDATION TRAINING will help you to reprogram those 7 fundamental movement patterns. FOUNDATIONS TRAINING will reprogram your moving patterns back to a more efficient state… remember, you used to do these movements better and without pain. If you cannot stand up straight, if your head is jutting forward, if your shoulders are rolled forward, if you are getting the “hump” in your back, if it hurts to sit/stand to long…why in the world have you not started FT? Getting “older” is not the problem….but you will be old and not able to function sooner than expected if you do not get busy working on your body.
FT works! Let’s feel better in 2015! Contact me for your appt. today!