Reactivating the communication between the 5 Kinetic Chains within the body for optimal health and wellness.
What is the Kinetic Chain?
The kinetic chain (sometimes called the kinematic chain) is an engineering concept used to describe human movement. It is used in a wide variety of clinical conditions, including musculoskeletal, sports medicine, neuro-rehabilitation as well as prosthetics and orthotics.
The 5 Kinetic Chains
Intrinsic, or “built-in, ” mechanisms within individual organs provide a localized regulation of vascular resistance and blood flow. Intrinsic mechanisms are classified as myogenic or metabolic.
Some organs, the brain and kidneys in particular, utilize these intrinsic mechanisms to maintain relatively constant flow rates despite wide fluctuations in blood pressure.
The Deep Longitudinal Subsystem is one of four common muscle synergies used by the body during exercise and other movement. Stretching down the back and legs, it’s a combination of muscle groups, membranes and ligaments, including the erector spinae, thoracolumbar fascia, sacrotuberous ligament, bicep femoris.
The kinetic chain of lateral joints consists of the temporal mandibular joint, shoulder, sacroiliac, hip, knee, ankle and foot joints. Integral in the kinetic chain are the muscle, tendon and joint
The posterior chain is a group of muscles on the posterior of the body. Examples of these muscles include the hamstrings, the gluteus maximus, erector spinae muscle group, trapezius, and
Posterior (back side) Kinetic (relating to motion) Chain (connection of a series of links). The 6, “links” or “checkpoints” in this particular chain is: Feet > Ankles > Knees > Hips/Pelvis > Shoulders/Upper Back > Head These areas work together and rely on one another to stabilize the body in many different and structurally important ways.
The anterior diagonal chains cause a forward torsion, and the posterior ones a backward torsion. When both ventral diagonal chains dominate, the shoulders and both iliac bones are pulled forward medially. Both dorsal diagonal chains pull the shoulders and iliac bones backward. In the lower extremities, they have a similar effect.
What is Kinetic Chain Dysfunction?
Kinetic chain dysfunction where a muscle’s firing rate is at a level considered “below normal” for the functional movement pattern of the kinetic chain. Resulting in decreased motor control, stabilization, pain, discomfort, digestive issues, sleep issues, anxiety, balancee… and forces imbalanced outputs from the kinetic chain.