Although we may take it for granted, the evolution of the spine was a revelation in animal movement, opening the potential for more effective locomotion through the three dimensions of space without the body folding in on itself.
In Spinal Structures & Function you will explore how the spine evolved to support survival, and the formative forces in its evolutionary and embryological development. With this understanding, you will be able to build a picture of what happens if things go wrong; when injuries occur; when repetitive loading compromises tissue function; or pain inhibits muscle activation.
With cutting edge insights and evaluation of some of the more controversial elements of current spinal research, Spinal Structures & Function will show you that it is impossible to develop a real-world understanding of spinal health by simply looking down the microscope or crunching the data.
The course is built on the most recent neurophysiological understandings around spinal function and the multiplicity of lifestyle and emotional factors that can contribute to, or detract from, this functioning.