The aim of this endeavour has always been to find a better and more suitable way to understand and describe human movement. This book is yet another contribution to this great work and another step in this development.
The authors Martin Lundgren and Linus Johansson have together with eight of their colleagues created the Movement Integration book.
In this book, they describe the human form and function from a systemic point of view which is done primarily by using relationships between structures within the body itself.
The sole purpose of this book is to describe the vast human complexity in too well-sorted concepts that can be used to more easily approach and work with the human form and function in movement. To accomplish this four completely new concepts are presented in the MI book.
Derived from the greek word ‘ensomatosi’ meaning integration, embodiment and incorporation is our gift to you. With the word ensomatosy we create a parallel to the idea of anatomy, which in greek means “to cut up”.
The purpose is to help you move away from the idea that we are built out of bits and pieces and invite you to a more holistic perspective where movement is the only thing you need to see, acknowledge and work with.
Ensomatosy is both presented as a theoretical concept and also a visual concept in form of the ensomatosy illustrations. Presented in the book and available as poster.
To be able to describe true movement between structures, seen from our perspective, we've created yet another expression: interrelative movement.
Using interrelative we describe the individual movement being created between one or several structures in the human form. This movement is not referenced to any outside or static point, hence we can create both complex descriptions of movement and at the same time link them very closely to our interventions to develop a persons abilities.
The Color Illustration Model is a way to illustrate and explain interrelative movement. It serves as a visual aid to understand complex movement in the body.
The intention when forming this way to show interrelative movement has been to make it as clear as possible and minimize any ambiguity and confusion.
By combining different colours and colour coding, it makes it possible to illustrate interrelative movement. It is a very helpful tool to make complex knowledge come across more easily.
Gait Made Simple (GMS) is a system of interrelative movement. The purpose of GMS is for you to be able to see where people are and where you can take them, for you to be able to see how you can develop people’s kinesthetic ability.
GMS is not only a way to learn how to do gait assessments, but it is also a way to get a better sense of movement in general. Furthermore, it is also an introduction into interrelative movement and a way to understand the dynamics in the body from a systemic perspective.
Moreover, it is also a way to clarify relationships in the body that otherwise would be hard to identify and understand. The intention with Gait Made Simple is to present a simplified system so we can go easier from assessment to intervention, so we know what to do with whom, and where to go next.
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