I was always a fairly competent writer in school, then come all my study and the writing stopped!! So after 8 years of Body Integrity being in existence welcome to my first ever blog!!! I really have no idea where to start but I'm starting. and as the saying goes;\
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The last few months have been fairly hectic, I attended a Jillian Kreinbring Biomechanics Lecture Series - 'Understanding your horses movement to realize their potential' which, was hosted by Fiona at Mingara Horse and Human. (Did you see that fancy link I added there!) It was absolute experience! Jillian was a wealth of knowledge and I certainly walked away with a new light on things related to the biomechanics of our equine friends.
“We need another and a wiser and perhaps a more mystical concept of animals… We patronize them for their incompleteness, for their tragic fate of having taken form so far below ourselves. And therein we err, and greatly err. For the animal shall not be measured by man. In a world older and more complete than ours they move finished and complete, gifted with extension of the senses we have lost or never attained, living by voices we shall never hear. They are not brethren, they are not underlings, they are other nations, caught with ourselves in the net of life and time.”
Late August I headed off to Canberra for the Anatomy Trains for Manual Therapists ran by Julie Hammond from Anatomy Trains Australia. Which was an absolute blast!! I was able to add a few more tools to the toolbox. Tom Myers is a man I've admired as a bodyworker for years and we are so blessed in Australia to now have Julie teaching his work.
Fascia is the biological fabric that holds us together, the connective tissue network. You are about 70 trillion cells – neurons, muscle cells, epithelia – all humming in relative harmony; fascia is the 3-D spider web of fibrous, gluey, and wet proteins that binds them all together in their proper placement.
Our biomechanical regulatory system is highly complex and under-studied – though new research is filling in the gap. Understanding fascia is essential to the dance between stability and movement – crucial in high performance, central in recovery from injury and disability, and ever-present in our daily life from our embryological beginnings to the last breath we take. https://www.anatomytrains.com/fascia/
So there we go - my first ever blog complete!! I hope in the future to bring you some more tidbits to help either your equine friend or yourself :) Cheers, Jess
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