The Motion Project

Art Greets Science In Motion

ROBIN KERR IS AN AUSTRALIAN PHYSIOTHERAPIST PASSIONATE ABOUT THE CLINICAL APPLICATION OF RESEARCH & THE PROMOTION OF MOTION RICH LIVES FOR ALL IN OUR COMMUNITIES

About Robin Kerr

Robin Kerr is an Australian trained physiotherapist and fitness professional with over 3 decades of clinical experience. She holds post graduate qualifications in pelvic floor rehabilitation and multiple fitness professional qualifications. Her special interests lay in helping patients with pelvic floor and persistent pain issues. She is heavily trained in biomechanics and gait lab running analysis and continues to assist athletes with running injuries. Over the last 20 years Robin has moved towards a science based focus on remedial motion and the BioPsychoSocial model in the management of persistent pain. Robin teaches physiotherapy and fitness related professional courses internationally, particularly in relation to 3D motion/ bespoke exercise prescription and DermoNeuroModulating (DNM). She is also a qualified TRE practitioner and heavily psychologically informed in the therapies she provides.

About THE Motion project

Motion is life!

Active, motion filled lives are what we humans are designed for. Our bodies thrive on motion.The Motion Project is an attempt to promote motion filled lifestyles.

Useful information will be available for purchase at low cost, the aim being education of health care providers or direct use by the general public all over the world.  

Motion is a basic right for all of us!

Payment Process

We accept payment via Paypal. Courses and products may be paid for via direct bank deposit on arrangement.Please contact us with any questions at robinkerr888@gmail.com 

Courses & Information

RELEVANT, RESEARCH SUPPORTED COURSES

The courses offered by The Motion Project are delivered by experts in their field. The topics are current, relevant and research supported.They are highly clinically relevant.

TENSION/TRAUMA RELEASE EXERCISE

TRE is recognised world wide as effective therapy for the relief of deeply held tension +/- psychological trauma in the body. It is also used for performance/sport with the accessing of "flow" states.Robin Kerr is a qualified TRE practitioner who provides 1:1 or group instruction sessions in clinic. Community groups and clubs can organise group trainings in their own facility.

"DEEP MOTION SYSTEMS"

Deep Motion is a term coined by Robin to describe the processes underlying good quality 3D motion. Moving away from outdated "core stability" concepts, material will be available to train effective pressure control an essential component of 3D motion.

VALUABLE INFORMATION FOR THE GENERAL PUBLIC ON ALL THINGS THERAPY & MOTION

The research supported management of injury, disability and pain is changing rapidly in therapy and medicine. This page will aim to provide information that promotes a return to a life of fulfilling daily activity and 3D motion by those experiencing troublesome persistent pain.

PELVIC FLOOR REHABILITATION

Robin has special interest in pelvic floor physiotherapy, treating all genders, with a special interest in therapy for all forms of incontinence and prolapse. She is passionate about the provision of effective therapy for pelvic pain.

PERSISTENT/ NUISANCE PAIN MANAGEMENT

Motion is an important ingredient in pain management. Robin has a reputation for her ability to distill complex research into easy clinical applications, particularly in relation to motion for low back pain.

Check Our Courses

THE ART GREETS SCIENCE IN MOTION CLASS

This class is the distillation of over 3 decades of wide ranging and quality research application

Focus is on building "Motion IQ & Repertoire" with people clinically

Suitable for allied health professionals, movement coaches, fitness professionals and those in the community such as PE teachers with a passion for promoting MOTION!

15 CECs with Fitness Australia

22 Hours of Continuing Education

Outline below.

THE ART GREETS SCIENCE IN MOTION CLASS CONTENTS / OUTLINE

DAY 1: Friday 3-8 pm.

***NOW SUPPLIED AS PREREADING****

This evening consists of 3 lectures plus 1 practical and includes a working dinner and drinks

INTRODUCTION

• The Purpose Of This Course

• History of the fitness industry-how and why have we done what we’ve done?

• “Simplexity”

• Zoom in/out- where it came from and why

• Thesis Movement IS life

• Definition of Motion

• Zoom IN -Have We Lost Touch With Motion?

• The Impotent Tool Box

• Reinventing The Wheel Is Something We Do A Lot?

• Shifting Focus To The Brain?

• How We Think Determines What We do: Examining cognitive bias and the erroneous thought processes that hinder our results

• Examining Fitness Industry Dogma – Core. Anatomy Trains. Brain. Flow. McGill.

• Evidence Based Practice- 90’s Dogma, A Dry Creek We Have Walked Up Or Constructive?

• What Is The Current Evidence Base Telling Us About Exercise?

• We Are Not Mechanical We Are Biological & Highly Adaptive

EXAMINING MOTION ACQUISITION & STATUS

Lecture: Movement Development & Motor Skill Acquisition

Quick Tests For Assessing Motion IQ & Repertoire

PEOPLE ARE COMPLEX! Lecture:

• How People Tick- Why Exercise Prescription Can NEVER Be One Size Fits All

• Reviewing The Research On Exercise & Persistent/Chronic Low Back Pain- how it applies to training a person with pain

• The Pain Neuromatrix: Can We “Hack” It With Exercise? Does It Actually Exist? Can We Reduce Pain To A Model?

• Important Although Often Forgotten Factors That Can Hamper Progression Through A Fitness Program

• The Forgotten Vagus: The Mind – Body Saga. How we can do better with our “complicated” clients.

• Considering Psych Trauma 

Conclusions / Questions / Discussion

    

 Saturday 8.30am – 5.00pm

FINDING THE DEEP MOTION SYSTEMS:

MOVING AWAY FROM CORE STABILITY & ESTABLISHING INTRA-THORACIC (ITP)& INTRA- ABDOMINAL PRESSURE (IAP) CONTROL

 FINDING PRESSURE CONTROL & EFFECTIVE BREATHING

• Theory on ITP-IAP

• Linkages & Considerations: Establishing Effective Pressure Control

• Breathing Pattern Disorders

• Pelvic Floor & Fascia Links

• Preparing The Thoracic Spine: PRACTICAL

• Finding Multi- Zonal Breath: PRACTICAL

VOICE

• Drones & Overtones

• Hyoid & preparing the neck PRACTICAL

• Intra-Thoracic Pressure & Glottal control PRACTICAL

INTEGRATING THE DEEP MOTION SYSTEM: IAP PRACTICAL

• Linking Diaphragm to Pelvic Floor

• Activating IAP Increase with “The Girdle”

• Generating “The Hub” via limb loading- Active Straight Leg Raise & Doorframe pulls

GROUND UP MOTION IGNITION

• Linking From The Bare Foot

• “The Listening Junctions”-Importance of the homunculus

• Honeybee- triplanar motion level by level

• Jacob’s Origins

• Foot Preparation PRACTICAL

• Foot Loading = Loading Prep and linkages PRACTICAL

FINGERS IN LINKS – PERI-PERSONAL SPACE & BRAIN MAPPING

• Making Use of The Homunculus

• Tool /Equipment Use –Neural Plasticity- Peri-personal space PRACTICAL

LINKING ITP- IAP INTO ACTION PRACTICAL

• Synching the systems

• Matching Pressure From The Periphery

• Adding Thoracic Motion

• Light Loading & Control Drills

CASE STUDIES: FROM PARTICIPANTS AND VIDEOS

    

8.30am – 5.00pm REVIEW OF DAY 1 PRACTICAL USING CASE STUDIES

GAIT:

Importance Of The Brain

• Moving Away From The Classic Biomechanics

• Spine Walking

• Central Pattern Generators

• Pelvic Axes & Mechanics Review

• Clinicians Overview of Gait Mechanics

• Assessing gait patterns: PRACTICAL

• “SWAGGER” PRACTICAL

• “SKIPPING” PRACTICAL: The Importance of

Contralateral Motor Control

DOMINANT MOVEMENT PATTERN RECOGNITION & OFFERING ALTERNATIVE PATTERNS PRACTICAL

Identify the patterns- What are they? Are they real? Should we bother?

• Stacking 101

• Simple Hands-Off 3D Mobilizers and Tensioning

APPLYING FORCE/LOAD SAFELY

• Breathing & pressure control strategies when loading heavy

• Special population considerations

Pelvic floor compromised women and men: PRACTICAL on pelvic floor protection strategies during exercise

• Persistent pain clients: Helping them to enjoy moving again

Question / Answer /Brainstorming/Revision

CLINICAL ROOMS

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