This video is an introduction to assessing gait mechanics from the half kneeling position for beginner-level TAOFit Method movers.
Imagine if your car alignment was “out of balance.” How many driving miles before tires, steering, and suspension prematurely wear out and need replacing? Your body is no different.
A well balanced pendulum is mechanically efficient (flow) with lower stress points at the joints (longevity). A poorly balanced pendulum is mechanically less efficient (drag) with higher stress points at the joints (wear & tear).
Something I say frequently to clients,
“Gait mechanics ARE the movements that we perform more of… than any other movement over our lifetime. If there is an imbalance in gait mechanics, then we are literally feeding imbalance (dysfunction) into our body through every step that we take.”
I use this movement series for three primary purposes:
- An assessment of the relationships between the hips, spine, and shoulders related to the pendulum of gait mechanics
- A juicy feeling lubrication & mobilization of the hips, spine, and shoulders related to the pendulum of gait mechanics
- A movement corrective to balance the pendulum of gait mechanics (dynamic alignment)
I learned this movement sequence years ago from my good friend and mentor, Joseph Schwartz of Dynamic Neuromuscular Assessment.
REMINDER: Do not move into pain. If you experience pain with any of these movements, take a break and schedule a free consultation with me (click here).
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Jesse James Retherford