Instructor: Dr. Jeffrey McKinley
Speaker sponsored by BodyZone
CTA session hrs.: Sat., 8am-3pm ET
Shared session with DCs
Venue: MeadowView Marriott, Kingsport, TN
Presentation topic: 7 Steps to StrongPosture® Biomechanic Assessment, Rehab & Living Well
The global crisis in low back pain, device-related syndromes such as “text-neck” and an aging generation of boomers are increasingly relevant, making posture a growing concern in our slumping society.
Research-driven clinical guidelines are highlighting the biopsychosocial impacts of body-mind interactions, especially for chronic neuromusculoskeletal conditions. Posture-focused therapy begins with reducing restrictions to movement (i.e., spinal manipulation as well as fascial and muscle work), and then retraining neglected motion patterns towards symmetry.
From a functional perspective, strengthening posture involves using standardized functional cueing to observe and then correct deficits in sensorimotor control. Providing verbal, proprioceptive and tactile feedback of subtle deviations between the perceived posture and motion with respect to external reality allows for systematic retraining of compensatory and adaptive patterns of balance and stabilization on a granular level, an often-overlooked factor in clinical NMS practices.
The 7 Steps to StrongPosture framework blends common-sense concepts to find and retrain neglected muscles and subtle motions. Proprioceptive Posture Principle demonstrations engage subtleties of the body’s posture, balance and motion in subtle ways that can be felt, and effectively communicated to increase patients’ understanding of basic bio-mechanics.
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Since the teacher first asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Dr. McKinley’s answer was, “A doctor!”
However, when he was in seventh grade, his best friend’s father was a chiropractor, and he was intrigued. Here was a way to help people become healthy, and stay healthy, without having to take drugs or have surgery. That was the kind of doctor he wanted to be.
Dr. McKinley attended David Lipscomb University to obtain his Bachelors degree. He then attended Logan College of Chiropractic, graduating in December of 1989. He has received additional training to become a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician and a Certified Posture Exercise Professional.
He believes that pain is not the real problem. It is a warning sign of an underlying condition and in his daily practices endeavors to identify the true cause of his patient's pain, so he can treat the real problem, and keep the pain from returning.
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