Sunday, August 28, 2011

Z Health - more on Brain Health and movement

 The report that he is talking about is here by the way

by the way, I wonder if neck packing works do to the arthokinetic reflex?

mc has a post here that makes me think that that may be so

The interview that I did with mc has a good overview of Z Health too


Anonymous said...

Something is missing here. There are far greater compressive forces generated in the foot with a single step vs. his little hand compression. If I am to take him at his word then, every step we take ruins our movement map, at least temporarily. Or, and more likely, he is having the volunteer subject fake a week muscle test to make an exaggerated point about brain map clarity. Joint stability is built on compression. Compression and relaxation happens very quickly and all of the time. Is he really telling me that his little jamming move really ruined his map clarity? I highly doubt this.

Chris said...

I don't know. I will ask one of my Z health contacts

Mike T Nelson said...

Great question.

When you passively open up a joint (having someone else move it or "open" it), there is very little learning involved; so once you stand up or put pressure on it, the joint goes back to the way it was before.

When you actively (dynamic joint mobility) move it, YOU are the one doing the moving, so there is more motor learning and the effect stays longer.

While I agree with the targets taught in the foot an ankle, I don't personally use toe pulls as an active mobility drill.

Rock on
Mike T Nelson PhD(c)

Chris said...

Thanks Mike.

Mr. Martial Arts said...

Cool post! I have learned a lot from your video. Thanks for posting.

MAS said...

Interesting. I just realized that on the two occasions where I strained my neck doing chin-ups, I was looking up.