In this vlog, I demonstrate a series of thixotropy, arthrokinematics, neurodynamic flossing, and joint stability neuromuscular facilitation techniques that will help to restore ideal function to the kinetic chain of the shoulder and forearm.
Fascia (or dynamic connective tissue) consists of collagen, elastin and ground substance (a viscous, amorphous gel).
Thixotropy, myofascial mobilisation and neurodynamic flossing techniques are applied to hydrate the ground substance and to lubricate the fascial planes of the extracellular matrix.
Inverted balances provide the necessary biomechanical challenges that affect myofascial adaptation (i.e. neuroplastic changes in the myofascia) due to the force closure mechanism. Of course, the application of appropriate technique depends on the constitution, capability and physiology of the individual, and physical assessment by a qualified movement therapist.