Movement Dysfunction of Functional Adaptation


When is a “dysfunction” really a dysfunction? Are some of the things that people are calling dysfunctions merely adaptive responses based on their participation over time in a particular sport or activity? Is the body symmetrically as we have been lead to believe? Is there are prefect movement pattern and technique for each activity? Do muscles really shut off? Are we hunting for things that really are not there with the emphasis on movement dysfunction? These are not sarcastic questions, but really concerns based on thing I have seen and heard over the past several weeks. When do you train if you have these “dysfunctional” patterns? Is training bad for your health?

Vern Gambetta

Vern Gambetta

Director at Gambetta Sports Training Systems
Vern is the Director of Gambetta Sports Training Systems. He has been the a conditioning coach for several MLS teams as well as the conditioning consultant to the US Men's World Cup Soccer team. Vern is the former Director of Conditioning for the Chicago White Sox and New York Mets. He has lectured and conducted clinics in Canada, Japan, Australia and Europe and has authored six books and over one hundred articles related to coaching and sport performance in a variety of sports. He has a BA in teaching with a coaching minor and an MA in Education with an emphasis in physical education from Stanford University.
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