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Stabilizing Function

Posted by Hans Lindgren DC on 12 July 2013 | 0 Comments
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One of the most commonly made mistakes in rehabilitation programs is that muscles which are not performing their stabilizing function properly get classified as weak and a strengthening program is designed to bring the muscle up to required strength – unfortunately however, most of the strengthening exercises are performed in a phasic function. ...read the full post

Janda first notes

Posted by Hans Lindgren DC on 28 December 2011 | 0 Comments
Functional pathology of the motor system is a term used to describe, in various musculoskeletal syndromes, the pathogenitical importance of the impaired function rather than the structural lesions. An impaired function is often associated with pain, both acute as well as chronic. ...read the full post

A new exciting group is emerging

Posted by Hans Lindgren DC on 15 September 2011 | 1 Comments
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Most professions are steadily evolving as a result of new discoveries, research and internal and external demands. The health and fitness industry is definitively no exception, rather the opposite. Not only do the entire health professions change, but new groups are also developing within the different disciplines based on personal interest, exposure to new ideas, and personal experiences. ...read the full post

What is wrong with isolated exercises?

Posted by Hans Lindgren on 12 July 2011 | 0 Comments
There has been a lot of criticism against the traditional body-building type of training lately and as a result of that the “functional training” concept has emerged. Don’t get me wrong I am not going to claim that isolated muscle training is in any way superior to “functional” type of training. My aim is to show that training with muscle isolation is not as bad as it has been accused of being. “Train movement not muscles” is a phrase that has been frequently used. First of all we cannot train a muscle without a movement unless we perform isometric exercises. Instead of regarding it as isolated muscles let us call it isolated joint movement. Secondly to achieve isolation there has to be……Stabilization! ...read the full post

It started with Craig Liebenson

Posted by Hans Lindgren on 28 June 2011 | 0 Comments
My first real exposure to Functional Rehabilitation was by Craig Liebenson in 1999. Craig came to Melbourne and put on a fantastic performance. He kept us entertained for four full long days and completely sold the concept to the group. I think Craig would be proud to know that 12 years later many participants from that initial group are still involved in the Australian rehab program, and there are 7 of us from that first course that now are certified DNS practitioners. ...read the full post