Key Moves® 4 Spinal Rehab

This training series will be offered in a 4 day workshop
24 – 27 November 2018, Brighton U.K

The Key Moves® offers a fresh perspective on tailoring movement therapy for rehabilitating spinal pain disorders - and many ubiquitous ‘injuries’. The approach deconstructs movement to help you both clarify spinal movement ‘faults’ – and reintroduce important basic patterns of healthy control.

This series of practical hands-on workshops are suitable for multidisciplinary movement therapists (e.g. physiotherapy, yoga, Pilates, personal trainer) who would like to improve their understanding of the ‘Fundamental Patterns of Control’ which underlie healthy spinal function – and how these are deficient in people with spinal pain and many other common musculoskeletal pain disorders.
These workshops will help you to identify changes in movement patterns that cause or are related to spinal pain, and provide you with a series of exercises you can use to improve your clients function. They can also help to shed light on why you the therapist may be suffering from ‘injuries’ yourself!


Workshop 1: The Spine – Sat 24 November 2018, 9.30am – 5.00pm
This workshop will highlight the common observable changes in posturo-movement of the spine and show you how to care for the spine and re-establish effective control of the deep axial support and stabilisation system. This will also provide some new insights into postural control and aligning the thorax - and examine some of the myths around ‘core control’ and ‘deep breathing’.

Workshop 2: A unique look at the pelvis – Sun 25 November 2018, 9.30am – 5.00pm
This workshop will cover the common patterns of pelvic posturo-movement dysfunction and initiating and controlling movement from the base of the spine and the pelvis/hip. This will also examine many of the misunderstandings around ‘lumbar neutral spine’ and pelvic floor function -and the role of the Pelvic Fundamental Patterns in regaining effective healthy control in spinal rehabilitation.

Workshop 3: Upper spinal control: the importance of the proximal limb girdles and head
– Mon 26 November 2018, 9.30am – 5.00pm
This workshop will highlight common patterns of upper quadrant movement dysfunction and initiating and controlling movement in the upper spine. You will gain unique insights into shoulder function and the important role of the Head and Shoulder Fundamental Patterns in the effective rehabilitation of upper spinal and many associated upper quadrant pain disorders

Workshop 4: Bringing it all together – Tues 27 November 2018, 9.30am – 5.00pm
This workshop explores the integrated function between all the axial Fundamental Patterns in natural, dynamic, three dimensional movement control of the torso. Mastering these ‘key points of control’ helps your client move out of pain, and gain enhanced movement freedom, improved performance and functional wellbeing. This module also begins to address constructing an appropriate therapeutic exercise class

Course Information

PRESENTERJosephine Key
Neuro-musculo-skeletal Physiotherapist - Author

Saturday 24 – Tuesday 27 November, 2018

Venue: Energy for Life Fitness Studio, 75 Sussex Street, Brighton, England BN2 OHL U.K.  (Venue details)

Cost: £GBP700.00 – this equates to $AUD1250.00 - payable by direct bank transfer (details on receipt of registration)

Number of participants: 20



  • Check out our publications page
  • Jo’s books:
    • “Back pain a movement problem. A clinical approach integrating relevant research and practice”. Elsevier 2010
    • “Freedom to move: Movement therapy for spinal pain and injuries” – to be published by Handspring publishing September 30, 2018