Chapter Two: Anatomical Science versus Functional Science

The next 16 pages expand on the differences between authentic movement and scientific anatomical function. The functional systems of muscles, joints and ligaments are covered, as are the fascial matrix, breathing and the neuromuscular network. Understanding movement deficiency and dysfunction and how these develop will illuminate your work, and clarify your explanations to your athletes, clients and patients.

In the three videos—
  • Gray’s Introduction to the chapter
    Gray opens with a commentary of our understanding how to deal with pain and introduces us to his co-author, Kyle Kiesel, who will further the pain discussion and cover movement research, 5:21.

  • Part 1 – Kyle’s Discussion of Pain
    Taken from Kyle’s presentation on pain and motor control, a lecture of the SFMA certification program, Dr. Kiesel covers injury risk factors and neuromuscular delays and changes that occur after injury, 16:38.

  • Part 2 – Kyle covers the research behind the Functional Movement Screen
    KyIe’s second section on how motor control changes after injury is part of his Implications for Injury Prediction and Prevention research presentation. Here you’ll gain confidence in the evidence supporting this system ,15:50.

This new article, Consult Your Doctor Before… Moving, further develops the comparisons of anatomical vs functional medicine.

Episodes 10 & 11 of Gray Cook Radio covered breathing and heart rate variability, which you can listen to here or right-click to save to your computer: Episode 10 and Episode 11. Weekly updates to Gray Cook Radio are available on iTunes, here.

Chapter Contents

  • Training Stabilizers Versus Training Movers
  • Muscle Function—Movement and Sensation
  • Joints and Ligaments
  • The Fascial Matrix
  • The Breath
  • The Neuromuscular Network
  • Authentic Movement
  • The Movement Matrix
  • Dissection and Reconstruction
  • Movement Deficiency and Dysfunction
  • Developmental Movement Dysfunction
  • Traumatic Movement Dysfunction
  • Acquired Movement Dysfunction
  • Pain Changes Everything

Go on to Chapter Three

Chapter 1 | Chapter 2 | Chapter 3 | Chapter 4 | Chapter 5 | Chapter 6
Chapter 7 | Chapter 8 | Chapter 9 | Chapter 10 | Chapter 11 | Chapter 12
Chapter 13 | Chapter 14 | Chapter 15 | Appendices

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