Movement Integration: The Systemic Approach to Human Movement

Movement Integration: The Systemic Approach to Human Movement

by Martin Lundgren, Linus Johansson


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A paradigm-shifting, integrative approach to understanding body movement.

The ability to move with efficiency and agility has been an essential component to our evolution and survival as a species. It has enabled us to find food, fight threats, flee danger, and flourish both individually and collectively. Our body's intricate network of bones, muscles, tissues, and organs moves with great complexity. While traditional anatomy has relied on a reductionist frame for understanding these mechanisms in isolation, the contributors to Movement Integration take a more systemic, integrative approach. Ensomatosy is a new paradigm for comprehending movement from the perspective of the body's entirety. The body's many systems are understood as synchronized both internally and externally. Drawing on expertise in physiotherapy, somatics, sports science, Rolfing, myofascial therapy, craniosacral therapy, Pilates, and yoga, the authors assert that a more comprehensive understanding of movement is key to restoring the body's natural ability to move fluidly and painlessly. With over 150 images, the Color Illustration Model of Relative Movement provides a visual tool for understanding how joints interact with surrounding structures (rather than in isolation). This is an ideal book for physiotherapists, massage therapists, structural integrators, coaches, as well as yoga and Pilates instructors.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781623174651
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
Publication date: 02/18/2020
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 1,208,745
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Linus Johansson is a physiotherapist who specializes in holistic approaches to the human form through physical therapy and movement integration. He works with clients regularly to improve performance and address pain related problems, and is also one of the creators behind the SOMA MOVE concept.

Martin Lundgren is a Board Certified Structural Integrator and Movement Practitioner. With roots in Structural Integration and Anatomy in Motion, he has been developing new treatment systems and methods in recent years. Through his work with treatments and movement, he develops people's kinesthetic ability, performance, and well-being.

Table of Contents

Foreword 7

Acknowledgments 9

Part I

Chapter 1 The law of perspectives Linus Johansson 13

Chapter 2 The purpose of life and pain Linus Johansson 15

Chapter 3 One foot in front of the other Linus Johansson 20

Chapter 4 The principles of a new paradigm - Martin Lundgren 24

Chapter 5 Relationships Linus Johansson 32

Chapter 6 Oppositions Linus Johansson 49

Chapter 7 The Color Illustration Model: a new way to illustrate movement Martin Lundgren 53

Chapter 8 Gait made simple Martin Lundgren 57

Chapter 9 Ensomatosy Linus Johansson 84

Chapter 10 Ensomatosy visualized Linus Johansson 94

Chapter 11 To study ensomatosy Linus Johansson 101

Chapter 12 The positive intention Linus Johansson 105

Part II

Chapter 13 A more detailed look at posterior tilt of the ribcage Martin Lundgren 113

Chapter 14 My method Linus Johansson 118

Chapter 15 Soma Move® Linus Johansson 124

Chapter 16 A note on craniofacial development Martin Lundgren 132

Part III

Chapter 17 Variations in myofascial slings and continuities Gary Carter 139

Chapter 18 What is movement? Åsa Åhman 155

Chapter 19 Fasciaism is on the rise! Julian Baker 165

Chapter 20 What is movement? Cecilia Gustafsson 174

Chapter 21 What is movement? Lucas Henriksson 184

Chapter 22 What is movement? Lena Björnsdotter 192

Chapter 23 What is the potential influence of the skeleton's movement on the fascial system? Gary Ward 199

Chapter 24 Treating micromotion hypomobility of the atlantoaxial joint in patients with whiplash injury Jerry Hesch 212

Index 223

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