Running courses is a way of sharing some of the knowledge I have gathered about the human body and how to prevent and rectify dysfunction. I am often surprised to see other movement or health practitioners, including physiotherapists, as clients in my practice. … Read More
The Key Approach Workshops explore The Key Approach Model in detail focusing on the bodies control of ‘functional’ movement – both healthy ‘normal’ and compromised. The premise of the Key Approach is that most musculo-skeletal pain disorders evolve from defective neuromuscular control of the spine and proximal limb girdles.
The Key Approach
The Key Approach is a practical functional model for manual and movement therapists that helps explain how altered movement patterns underlie clinical pain presentations. It provides a simple classification system to help understand a patient's problems and guides manual and movement therapy treatments. The approach is evidence informed and clinically supported. It’s a practical hands-on approach you can apply in your clinic today.
My aim is to help support and inspire you as clinicians to more effectively treat your clients, and find the magic in being a practitioner. More importantly I hope that this model helps you to understand your own body, steers you away from pain and dysfunction so that you can truly give yourself to the practice of caring for others.
Josephine Key is a published author and trainer of manual and movement therapists globally.
Back Pain: a movement problem is a practical manual to assist all students and clinicians concerned with the evaluation, diagnosis and management of the movement related problems seen in those with spinal pain disorders.
Key with ample reference to the research of others, has mined and collated the evidence of her many years of clinical practice, to effectively demonstrate the need for us to understand the ways in which overuse, misuse, abuse and disuse lead inevitably to altered posturo-movement control, and commonly pain. How to read such changes more effectively, and how to integrate appropriate treatment and rehabilitation strategies, are the tools that are on offer in this excellent work.
Leon Chaitow, ND DO
New Book Release:
Freedom to move
Movement therapy for spinal pain and injuries
This is a practical guide for physiotherapists, pilates, yoga and integrated movement therapists to assist in the more appropriate rehabilitation of people with spinal pain disorders. Informed by the evidence, it presents a model of movement dysfunction common to this population – and in response to this offers the fundamental patterns of control which are commonly deficient. The focus is on restoring natural patterns of functional movement and helping the client move out of pain.
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Why are ‘hamstring problems’ so common? They are a huge burden in the sports industry, but can also afflict the rest of us – both the ‘weekend warrior’ and ‘couch potato’ alike. Various ‘diagnoses’ are attributed to an array of … Read More
Training the core – what is it and what isn’t it? The modern concept of core retraining emerged following Hodges research which showed delayed activity of the deep ‘core muscles’ in people with back pain. With this came the boom of the … Read More
‘Butt clenching’ and ‘tail tucking’ are generally habitual motor responses resulting from an instruction to tighten the gluts or squeeze the butt as part of an exercise programme. Or, for others it’s simply an adaptive posture. The problem is that … Read More