Motor Re-Learning

Feel Light & Balanced…

When the body is well balanced, we feel it on all levels – physically, mentally, socially, etc. In order to achieve and maintain this type of overall balance, individuals require a variety of different things and those needs vary from one person to the next.

As we develop, our bodies and brains engage in a system of habitualization. We learn movements and patterns that we use regularly throughout every day of our lives, and although similar on a basic level, the habitualization and motor learning processes affect our brains uniquely, creating distinct connections throughout our nervous systems. These connections may be similar in all people, but each connection is unique, and the connections are all unique to that individual.

Repetitive tasks develop in different pattern styles for our brains and bodies. These types of habits include: physical postures; cognitive patterns; chewing, swallowing, and eating patterns; movement patterns; driving and travel patterns; sleep patterns; and even bad habits like nail-biting or fingernail-tapping patterns. Over time, these behaviors become so rigidly ingrained in our muscles and brains that they are very difficult to change, but not impossible. The habitualized patterns form unilateral stress, which affects the body on physical and psychological levels, increasing physical tension and disrupting overall balance. In essence, the patterns of behavior have thrown the body and mind off balance or out of equilibrium.

Working early, and continuing to use the exercises taught in the seminar, we can relearn many behaviors and movements, improving muscular and psychological balance throughout the body. We start with the most disruptive of imbalances – those that have a functional relevance: posture and intentional movement. Posture is important when walking, exercising, sitting, standing, lifting or putting down objects, and any other physical motions. Intentional movement can be reaching for a pen or a cup, bending to pick up something heavy, lifting something over your head, or simply sitting down and standing up. These habits form bone changes over time, which can create health problems depending on the location and severity (i.e. scoliosis, muscle strain, chronic pain, etc.)

These habits can also affect dentistry. Relieving imbalance can have a profound effect on TMJ mobility, for example. Improper balance in the skeletal structure of the body can affect the alignment of the Temporomandibular Joints (TMJs) leading to cracking, popping, aching, and pain in the joints and jaw. Misalignment can cause teeth to move over time, especially when the misalignment or imbalance affects chewing, swallowing, and eating patterns. Increased tension in the body and mind can contribute to bruxism (teeth grinding), nail-biting, and other negative behavioural patterns. Increased muscle tension can also lead to TMJ issues when it affects the muscles of the face, jaw, and neck.

At Praxis & Klinik, we offer a course to help retrain the body to reduce and eventually eliminate these negative behavior patterns. Through a series of guided exercises, we form new connections between movement and the brain, optimizing muscle movement and physical mobility, and guiding the body and mind to a state of greater balance and well being. The movements are small, gentle, and closely observed for correctness to ensure the best results.

Those who engage in our re-learning activities experience, among other benefits:

  • A refined sense of perception regarding the muscles of the body, cognitive patterns, and correlated movements
  • Increased physical flexibility
  • Improved concentration, focus, and mental clarity
  • Greater adaptability and adjustability to changes for significantly reduced stress-related tension

More information about this type of motor re-learning can be found at www.se-bbb.eu and other works by Martin Busch. As always, feel free to contact us for more details, as well.


Our current Motor Re-Learning schedule is as follows:

  • Mon 10/13/2014
  • Mon 10/27/2014
  • Mon 11/10/2014
  • Mon 11/24/2014
  • Mon 12/08/2014
  • Mon 01/05/2015
  • Mon 01/19/2015
  • Mon 02/02/2015
  • Mon 02/16/2015

Location:

Praxis & Klinik Böblingen

Wolfgang-Brumme-Allee 25

71034 Böblingen


Costs:

Group Cost:  €20 per person

One-Day Seminar Cost:  €110


Instructions:

Please dress comfortably, including warm socks. Bring your curiosity and desire to improve!


At this time, all Motor Re-Learning sessions are done in German. If there is enough interest shown for our English-speaking patients we can work to add English Motor Re-Learning sessions as well. Please let us know if you are interested, and if you have a group already we will work to accommodate you with private sessions.

Other languages are also possible, depending on the amount of interest shown.

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