Kinetic Integrations Blog

Return to Functional Movement Training

Although the body seems to be made up out of different parts and that muscles seem to have independent actions, all of these assumptions go out the window when we move. While I am not suggesting that you should not learn about the body through its parts and muscle actions, those isolated concepts fail to make you understand how the body actually transfers itself from one position to the next.

The Origins

With origins linked to sports performance training, neuroscience and rehabilitation, Kinetic Integrations emphasizes that in order to return, continue or progress functional movement we need to train the body and mind specifically to obtain those demands. This approach emphasizes the importance of coordinating the complex interactions between the neural and muscular components related to these activities. Specifically KI is interested in the neural components of training as it enhances optimal movement patterns through the nervous system neuroplasticity.

No matter how old we are, the central nervous system is capable of learning and relearning so function maintains or improves. Through changes in our physical demands and repetition of those demands, the ability to carry out activities with greater accuracy and speed emerge – functional movement improves as a result.

Questions For You

  • When was the last time that somebody accomplished anything by flexing and extending their biceps muscle?
  • Are you applying neuroplastic concepts to your population or yourself?