Movement Integrity

Movement Integrity

Human movement is one of those concepts most of us take for granted. Much like breathing. Since we are internally wired to ‘naturally’ acquire the skill, we often don’t value the intricacies of it. Until we loose the ability to freely move or breathe, that is.

Our ability to move well as adults, is the end product of a long developmental path of motor learning we go through from infancy to childhood. This path is marked by reaching a series of ‘milestones’ during infancy, involving the systematic development of simple skills before combining these into increasingly more complex activities. Continue reading “Movement Integrity”

Pain and Function: An essential relationship

Pain and Function: An essential relationship

Pain is a grossly misunderstood concept. It accompanies suffering, hurt or injury and is the unpleasant part of life we certainly all prefer to life without. That much is understood. It is however also an intrinsic part of development and survival, since we learn more from pain than laughter. The fear or dislike of pain is what often keeps us from doing more harm to ourselves… Continue reading “Pain and Function: An essential relationship”

Worldview and Wellness, Part 2

Worldview and Wellness, Part 2

In Part 1 of this post we dealt with the historical and philosophical reasons for the bias towards a reductionistic mindset in modern day thinking, and how this affects current understanding of the concepts health and wellness. I also asked questions about the common understanding of the term science, and how the authority of contemporary Science has robbed many of the responsibility to think, reason and experience holistic life for themselves. Continue reading “Worldview and Wellness, Part 2”