Why Primitive Patterns?

Written by Gray Cook Wednesday, November 12, 2014 FMS Pod Casts

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Highlights

  • Primitive patterns are early in the developmental sequence. 
  • Even though primitive patterns may not look like function, they are very important to function.
  • Rolling, prone on elbows, crawling, tall kneeling, half kneeling, bridging, pushing up, deep squatting and eventually standing are all developemental patterns. 
  • We use primitive patterns to develop a base of static and dynamic stability as well as controlled mobility. 
  • We reduce load and positions to reacquire movement without the need to compensate or substitute. 

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