Our brains are constantly being remodelled in response to our movement and pain experiences. This article seeks to highlight the neural mechanisms involved in this neuroplastic remodelling, as these processes are vital for therapists to understand. We will look at how we can start to target the cortical representations of the physical parts of the body within our cerebral cortex and the research, science and techniques behind the process.
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Ben Cormack FAFS is a movement and exercise specialist based in London. He is a fellow of Applied Functional Science (FAFS) having studied at the Gray Institute in the US and is currently undertaking a medical neuroscience course with Duke University, North Carolina, USA.
Ben is the founder of Cor Kinetic, which is a continued professional development (CPD) provider based around understanding the body in its functional context and the associated mechanics and neuroscience, especially functional movement’s impact on both pain and performance.
Cor Kinetic have worked with staff from many of the top teams in both premiership rugby and football both in house and on the CPD courses they run that also include physios and osteopaths from private practice and NHS.
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Dale Forsdyke MSc, MSST, MSMA is a senior lecturer in sport injury management at York St John University and a practising sports therapist within elite female football. He has dual professional body status with the Society of Sports Therapists (SST) and Sports Massage Association (SMA), and has completed MSc qualifications in both sport science, and sports therapy.
Dale has previously written sports therapy programmes and has co-authored the book Foundation in Sports Therapy. He is currently undertaking a PhD examining the psychosocial factors influencing sport injury rehabilitation outcomes, and has a range of publications based on this topic.
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