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Category: lorimer moseley

The Ticking Time Bomb

People worry that imperfect movements create patterns of strain that make them a ticking time bomb to be struck down with pain at any moment. But will they? I have 3 questions: 1) Why don’t people with cerebral palsy hurt constantly at every joint? *Cerebral palsy is a condition where movements are difficult to control and where movement and postural asymmetry are common How do you explain why so many people display these imperfect and asymmetrical movement patterns but have no pain? But maybe they are all just ticking time… Read more The Ticking Time Bomb

How Dangerous is This, Really?

Yesterday I talked about stacking the deck. Context is everything but so is timing. I suggest that a great time to stack the deck is when our body is asking the question “how dangerous is this, really?” (hat tip to Lorimer Moseley at http://www.bodyinmind.org) This defines the edge of protective movement. When we stack the deck so as to answer “It’s not so dangerous after all” the chances are increased that the level of protection will drop. We’re in friendly territory and the guard can be let down, if even… Read more How Dangerous is This, Really?