Using natural movement coaching in Rehab: a practical approach to physical literacy
22 Nov 2023
For millions of years, our environment played a pivotal role in shaping our evolution with the brain and body evolving in harmony, mutually dependent upon each other.
A sudden and rapid shift in brain development left an evolutionary mismatch between the brain and the body. Our intelligence far outpaced our physical evolution, and by doing so we forever altered the course of our movement behaviour. We now own 21st-century brains and ice-age bodies.
This mismatch has significantly contributed to the physical illiteracy pandemic, with movement skill poverty at the core. Due to its inherent design, the body and brain still yearn for the nourishment that movement skills provided for millions of years, but when it is not provided, it manifests itself in sedentary-related disease and movement inefficiency.
This is where Natural Movement principles come into play, emphasising the importance of creating a rich movement skill vocabulary that honours the bodies and brains’ inherent evolutionary design and the need for complex, creative and variable movements.
Join our workshop as we delve into the realm of natural movement and offer a broader perspective of our client’s journey towards becoming more physically literate. This empowers clinicians bridge the gap between the couch and true authentic function, the way we were designed.
- Re-wilding. Develop an awareness of natural movement philosophy and lifestyle.
- Bridging the gap between the couch and movement coaching. A practical exploration of fundamental natural movement skills coaching as they relate to the rehabilitation setting.
- Seeing the wood for the trees. Understanding of the important role clinicians play in the broader journey towards physical literacy.