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Kinetic Control is method of therapeutic rehabilitation that was developed by Mark Comerford and Sarah Mottram.
Kinetic Control provides a framework for the assessment and retraining of uncontrolled movement.
- Kinetic Control Courses are a series of integrated modules designed for Physiotherapists, Physical and Manual Therapists and other Health Professionals dealing with pain and disability. Whether as a career development package or to fulfill CPD requirements, our courses will enable therapists to treat patients with confidence & expertise.
- Academically rigorous but clearly explained by our highly trained and experienced tutors and with comprehensive course manuals, our material is continuously updated with the latest research and our courses will enhance existing knowledge and skills.
- Contemporary research clearly demonstrates that subjects with pain present with aberrant movement patterns, and adopt patterns of movement that would usually be used for high load tasks for low load function. The KC process will help therapists to achieve a thorough understanding of the mechanisms of these aberrant patterns, and enable them to confidently diagnose, classify and manage these dysfunctions. A clinical reasoning process underpins the structure of our courses allowing clinical reasoning as why some things work and others don’t and how to modify and adapt retraining.
Kinetic Control Course Principles
The course structure is built on the following principles:
- The diagnosis, classification and motor control retraining of uncontrolled movement.
- Understanding the biomechanics of normal and abnormal function.
- Understanding tissue stress and pathology.
- Making the links between uncontrolled movement and symptoms, disability and recurrence.
- Clinical reasoning.
- Applying the latest research findings to clinical practice
- The development of rehabilitation principles and applying retraining strategies for the local and global muscle systems:
- Control of direction; regain control of pain producing uncontrolled movement.
- Control of translation; deep muscle control of inter‐segmental motion (translation).
- Control of imbalance; re‐establish correct recruitment patterns between single joint stability muscles and multi‐joint mobilizers.
- Understanding recruitment threshold ‐ applying principles of neurophysiology to motor control retraining exercise planning and design.
- Reviewing muscle function based on the latest research and consideration of muscle action in terms of single joint function and multi‐joint function.
- Training motor control for low load postural problems.
- Applying high load training to strengthen and recover from atrophy.
- Differentiating between motor control and strength.
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