TheCastleMethod

First, put everything back where it belongs,

Bodywork

  • Integrated Manual Therapy
    • Orthopedic Massage (Waslaski)
    • MAT… Myoskeletal Alignment Therapy (Dalton)
    • PR… Positional Release (Chaitow)
    • MET… Muscle Energy Technique (Chaitow)

then, introduce movement.

Movement  (The Self-Care Tool Box)

  • Basic Stretching Routine (my own work based on Janda’s ‘Classification of Muscle Imbalance’)
    • Reinforcing ‘corrected’ muscle length/strength balance
  • Basic Fascial Fitness Training
    • Rejuvenating deteriorated connective tissue (my own work based on Schleip & Muller ‘Training Principles for Fascial Connective Tissue’)
      • ‘Slow’ dynamic and ‘fast’ dynamic stretching patterns for:
        1. Abdominal fascia
        2. Thoracolumbar fascia
        3. Lateral line, including latissimus, gluteals, TFL, ITT, abductors, peroneals
        4. Superficial back line, including plantar fascia, soleus, gastrocnemeius, achilles tendon
  • Gait Pattern Analysis and Training (based on my own work and practice developing movement components for rehabilitating ankle, knee, hip, back, and shoulder pain)
    • Evaluating for required kinematics of functional gait
    • Neuromuscular Re-education;
    • Correcting dysfunctional muscle firing sequences and compensated movement patterns
    • Re-establishing and reinforcing primary movement patterns that compose the complex Gait ‘Walking’ Pattern
    • Gait Pattern Training (mat work)  (supine and prone positions); increasing proprioceptive awareness
      • Bilateral bridging w/bilateral shoulder flexion/extension
      • Single-leg bridge w/contralateral hip flexion, including appropriate contralateral shoulder flexion/extension
      • Bilateral supine straight-leg bridge w/bilateral shoulder flexion/extension
      • Single-leg, straight-leg bridge w/contralateral straight-leg hip flexion, w/appropriate alternating shoulder flexion/extension
      • Prone, quadruped, oscillating, tail-wag
      • Supine, quadruped, oscillating hip-shoulder counter-rotation
    • ‘Form’ walking (track); exaggerated movement pattern training
      • Exaggerated hipshift,
      • Hipshift crossover,
      • Exaggerated arm swing,
      • Wide-track walking,
      • Exaggerated hip-shoulder counter-rotation
    • Walking ‘with a purpose’ (track); putting it all together

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