The physical principles that support the essential foundations of restoring full body support of upper extremity movement health encompass.
Awareness of Movement: capability to accurately recognize coordinated joint contributions during functional movements including both healthy biomechanics as well as deviation from planned therapeutic influences.
Endurance: ability to perform essential repetitive muscular contractions required to support repetitive functional movements with healthy biomechanics.
Fatigue: point at which a person loses capability to efficiently support healthy biomechanics and or experiences persistent pain provocations with movement.
Healthy Biomechanics: movement proceeding in a most effectual manner and without unwarranted stress on noncontractile structures to preserve the integrity and prevent injury of the musculo-skeletal system.
Movement Coordination: capability to sequence appropriate muscle contractions, during a functional movement, at the most opportune time and with the most suitable intensities.
Neuro-Muscular Re-Education: communicating the right message(s) to the right muscle(s) is the primary requirement of therapeutic strengthening, and subsequent re-establishment of healthy biomechanics.
Proprioception: unconscious perception of movement and spatial orientation resulting from stimuli within the body itself.
Soft Tissue Mobility: ability of muscles, tendons, fascia, fat, blood vessels, nerves, and synovial tissues (tissue around joints) to allow necessary relational movements to support advancement of a functional systemic movement.
Strength: ability of required muscles to generate adequate forces to support planned movements.
Substitution or Compensation: using muscles and joint efforts beyond those normally designed to participate in execution of healthy movements. Observed with a sign of deficiency in one or more of the following
- Motor control
- Movement Understanding
- Soft tissue Mobility