• Linking movement dysfunction and spinal disorders
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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.

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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

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The Key Fundamental Pelvic Patterns and their use in yoga therapy
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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

Hamstring problems: what’s the cause?
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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

Retraining the core
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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’ and its link to back pain
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‘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

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