The Key Moves 4 Spinal Rehab workshops: Sydney series


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390 Victoria , 390 Victoria Street, Darlinghurst, New South Wales, 2010, Australia
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Saturday, 9 Mar 2019 toSunday, 9 Jun 2019
9.30 - 5.00
$350 per module. Save $150 if enrolling for all 4 modules
What does that include?



The Key Moves® offers a fresh perspective on tailoring movement therapy for rehabilitating spinal pain disorders - and many ubiquitous ‘injuries’. The approach deconstructs movement to help you  both clarify spinal movement ‘faults’ – and  reintroduce important basic patterns of healthy control.


This series of practical hands-on workshops are suitable for multidisciplinary movement therapists (e.g. physiotherapy, yoga, Pilates, personal trainer) who would like to improve their understanding of the ‘Fundamental Patterns of Control’ which underlie healthy spinal function – and how these are deficient in people with spinal pain and many other common musculoskeletal pain disorders.


These workshops will help you to identify changes in movement patterns that cause or are related to spinal pain, and provide you with a series of exercises you can use to improve your clients function. They can also help to shed light on why you the therapist may be suffering from ‘injuries’ yourself!


Sydney series:


Workshop 1: The Spine – Saturday 9th March, 2019. 9.30 – 5.00


Workshop 2: A unique look at the pelvis – Saturday 13th April, 2019. 9.30 – 5.00


Workshop 3:  Upper spinal control: the importance of the proximal limb girdles and head – Saturday 4th May, 2019. 9.30 – 5.00


Workshop 4: Bringing it all together – Saturday 8th June, 2019. 9.30 – 5.00


Workshop 5: Key Moves® spinal exercise class development – Sunday 9th June, 2019 8.30 – 4.00


Included for$350 per module. Save $150 if enrolling for all 4 modules

Theory presentation, practical supervision and handout material

Schedule / Itinerary


KM4SR – Module 1: The spine


This practical evidence informed workshop integrates function in the nervous, myofascial and joint systems in the control of the spine and related mechanisms. It will highlight the common observable changes in posturo-movement of the spine and show you how to care for the spine and re-establish effective control of the deep axial support and stabilisation system – and its integration with optimal breathing patterns. This will also provide some new insights into postural control and aligning the thorax - and examine some of the myths around ‘core control’ and ‘deep breathing’.


KM4SR Module 2: A unique look at the pelvis


This practical evidence informed workshop will cover the common patterns of pelvic posturo-movement dysfunction and the role of the Pelvic Fundamental Patterns in the initiation and control of healthy posture and movement from the base of the spine and the pelvis/hip - and how to re-establish these to regain effective functional control. The workshop will also examine many of the misunderstandings around ‘glute strength’, ‘lumbar neutral spine’ and pelvic floor function.


KM4SR – Module 3: Upper spinal control: The importance of the proximal limb girdles and head


This practical evidence informed workshop will highlight the features of healthy patterns of upper spinal movement control and the common patterns of posturo-movement dysfunction which usually underpin upper spinal problems and many associated pain disorders of the upper quadrant. You will gain unique insights into shoulder function and the important role of the Head and Shoulder Fundamental Patterns and the re-establishment of these in the effective rehabilitation of upper spinal and many upper quadrant pains.


KM4SR – Module 4: Putting it all together


This workshop explores the integrated function between all the axial Fundamental Patterns in natural, dynamic, three dimensional movement control of the torso. Mastering these ‘key points of control’ helps your client move better and out of pain, mobilise the myo-fascial system and gain enhanced movement freedom, improved performance and functional wellbeing.


KM4SR – Developing a Key Moves exercise class


This module addresses constructing an appropriate therapeutic exercise class. The day will consist of four classes to give participants an idea of ‘class theming’ and connecting various moves. There will be time for discussion and to workshop various aspects of movement and control in the poses - and how to make appropriate modifications for pain, stiffness, pregnancy etc.