Námskeið FS: Kinetic Control Level 1 Movement, Alignment & Coordination

Leiðbeinandi er Mark Comerford


  • Dagsetning:
    17. mars 2018 - 18. mars 2018
  • Staðsetning: Styrkur sjúkraþjálfun
  • Bókunartímabil:
    1. september 2017 - 20. janúar 2018
  • Almennt verð:
    68.000 kr.
  • Fagdeild verð:
    52.000 kr.

Optimising movement health is at the heart of physiotherapy. Neuroscience research has given us a better understanding of how to manage movement health. For 20 years Kinetic Control have been innovators and leaders in incorporating research into clinical practice. Our new series of courses bring movement optimisation to the forefront of clinical practice. These courses will give you the skills to evaluate and manage movement.

These skills are essential tools for the whole spectrum of therapists in clinical practice, including those dealing with musculoskeletal presentations, neuro rehab, amputee rehab, paediatrics and all parts of the physiotherapy community.

This course will help you:

  • Consider aspects of movement control
  • Understand how muscle synergies have an influence on movement, function symptoms and recurrence of pain
  • Evaluate alignment & posture and consider the implications of this on movement control
  • Explore co-ordination in terms of recruitment & patterns
  • Observe for relative flexibility & relative stiffness: consider if relates to movement control


A large practical element will look at synergistic patterns of muscles in functional activities at the low back, hip, shoulder girdle & neck – giving you quick and easy tests to evaluate movement in the clinic


The dynamic interactions of movement, alignment and co-ordination are truly complex. An individual’s alignment may influence their movement; it is also seen that movement and co-ordination possess the potential to change alignment; arguably, for both positive and less desirable outcomes. Whilst movement, alignment and co-ordination are intrinsically linked, the continued debate regarding the relationship between pain, dysfunction and posture demands a systematic, evidence based approach to pain and dysfunction’s management. This module supplies a process to evaluate alignment, offering a classification and clinical interpretation of sustained, habitual positioning’s effects on movement, pain and dysfunction. This assessment process, clearly directs therapists towards an effective means of managing movement and alignment, so that individuals may pursue pain free lives, avoiding recurrence and secondary complaints. In addition to alignment, performance of functional tasks is also scrutinised, revealing upon the movement system’s current strategies of multi-joint task achievement. This process delivers insight on to the muscle synergies employed within day to day activities, which may be associated with risk of recurrence and current episodes of pain and dysfunction. If the patient’s pain or dysfunction is a ‘downstream’ process of the presence of movement impairments, this module supplies a route to address this source, limiting both pain’s presence and likelihood of return.

Key features:

  • Low back, hip, neck and shoulder alignment is classified and analysed for its implications for posture and movement control
  • Strategies to correct or improve postural alignment are developed
  • A variety of common functional tasks are analysed with respect to the primary muscle groups involved in those tasks. Further detailed observation of the recruitment synergies between the one-joint stabiliser and multi-joint mobiliser synergists is analysed. 


At the end of this course the participant should be able to:

  • Display a good understanding of why movement matters to postural alignment and recruitment synergies in functional tasks
  • Demonstrate an understanding and ability to observe changes in functional movements that reflect changes in relative stiffness and relative flexibility
  • Display an ability to observe posture and classify individuals into a relevant alignment subgroups for the low back, the hip, the neck and the shoulder
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the implications of alignment classification to changes in muscle length and recruitment, to potential risk of pain and to movement health in general
  • Display an ability to discuss strategies and options to minimise or correct some of the negative causes or consequences of postural alignment change
  • Demonstrate the ability to observe function tasks or activities and analyse the pattern of synergist recruitment being used and make a judgement as to whether it is appropriate or aberrant.
  • Demonstrate the ability to devise a movement retraining strategy to change an aberrant pattern of recruitment into an appropriate pattern of recruitment depending on the task involved and the loading (non-fatiguing movement or fatiguing load) requirements of that task


  • Why movement matters
  • The need to consider the implication of alignment and recruitment patterns between synergists
  • How ideal ‘normal’ is produced and controlled
  • How aberrant ‘non-ideal’ movement function can develop without pain
  • How pain changes the movement both centrally and in peripheral tissues
  • How recurrence and chronicity develop
  • Compensation as a strategy to maintain function in the presence of barriers tocnormal (optimal) movement and function
  • Identifying uncontrolled compensation as a clinical marker of movement control impairments
  • Understanding and analysing recruitment synergies between one-joint stabiliser and multi-joint mobiliser synergists
  • The development of aberrant recruitment strategies associated with impairment
  • The implication of pain of recruitment thresholds and recruitment synergies
  • Muscle classification and the implication of muscle roles for movement control and co-ordination
  • Single-task versus multi-tasking muscles
  • The implications of movement control versus force production for optimal function
  • Lumbo-pelvic muscle influence on alignment & posture
  • Lumbo-pelvic alignment subclassification
  • Hip alignment & subclassification
  • Cervical muscle influence on alignment & posture
  • Cervical alignment and subclassification
  • Shoulder girdle muscle function & posture
  • Shoulder girdle posture and alignment / myofascial influence on postural alignment
  • Synergistic patterns in functional activities
  • Exploring Global Stability Muscle Efficiency for Movement Health

Help your patients move better, feel better and do more:

  • Acquire the necessary skills to evaluate movement and identify movement impairments
  • Have a range of effective strategies at your fingertips to correct the issues presented to you
  • With these new skills you will be in a position to help your patients reach their goals
  • You’ll also have an deeper understanding that will allow you consider the neuroscience underpinning the principles of movement evaluation and retraining decision making