Everything Should Be Made As Simple As Possible, But Not Simpler.
– Albert Einstein

May 29, 2015
May 29, 2015 nilebratcher

Everything Should Be Made As Simple As Possible, But Not Simpler.
– Albert Einstein


The physical laws that govern human biomechanics can be easily understood when divided into basic components:

  • All movement is either pronation (collapsing or sitting) or supination (propulsion or standing). Accelerating or decelerating;
  • Pronation and supination are related to gait (Ambulation) and posture;
  • Ambulation occur within three primary planes of motion: sagittal, frontal and transverse;
  • All joints move in one or multiple planes of motion.

For example, the ankle operates in the sagittal and frontal planes, distinguished as dorsiflexion (toes toward the knee) and plantar flexion (forward extension of the foot). The ankle will also invert (ankle in) and evert (ankle out). These integrated motions occur during gait of the lower quadrants (legs).

Many trainers are coaching with ipsolateral (same side of body) exercises that have no connection to biomechanics. They are working muscles through heavy weights loaded centrally in small areas. Why? The body does not operate solely on one side. Do you walk with your right arm extending with your right leg? Or only walk with your left leg? Certainly not!

REFORM is based on biomechanics and uses the skeletal system to interpret and influence all needs of the HMS (Human Movement System). Muscles become tight and guard due to compensatory patterns, bad posture, and/or mindless exercise. A reformation is needed to undo these taught muscle memories. REFORM utilizes isokinetics to instruct the muscles (fast twitch B fibers and fascia) how to stabilize, stretch, and contract in all planes of motion at various resistance levels, on an unstable surface. This transfers weight throughout the entire limb, and simultaneously stabilizes the axial spine. Using the wobble board and a variety of positions on the physio-ball, my clients experience three hundred and sixty degrees of instability in open and closed joint positions (supine, prone, side lying). This ensures that every motion is addressed according to proper biomechanics. The result is a movement system that performs at its fullest potential with improved neuromuscular coordination and efficiency that is able to always correct what is incorrect in its environment (proprioception).

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