On mammalian play, training for the unexpected and its application in physical therapy.

On mammalian play, training for the unexpected and its application in physical therapy.

In my teachings, I’ve been advocating play and playfulness as a therapeutic tool for many years now (and have written about it before here, here, here, here, here, and here). Recently I found two articles...
Published on: Oct 01 2017
By: Pieter Derycke
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Trainingsschema oktober, november en december 2017

Trainingsschema oktober, november en december 2017

Hieronder vinden jullie het trainingsschema voor oktober, november en december 2017. Het gaat telkens over de training de dinsdagavond van 19u30 tot 21u en de zaterdagochtend van 9u tot 10u30. Door...
Published on: Sep 25 2017
By: Pieter Derycke
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The long road of natural movement that is shorter after all.

The long road of natural movement that is shorter after all.

Going to the gym and doing some ‘standard’ strength and conditioning stuff on the machines, following a personal training schedule, seems like the most efficient way to let your muscles work, your...
Published on: Sep 18 2017
By: Pieter Derycke
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Nieuw: Yoga in onze praktijk!

Nieuw: Yoga in onze praktijk!

In oktober 2017 starten we met Yoga in onze praktijk. Net zoals Natural Movement en Pilates kan Yoga meer zijn dan een bewegingsvorm alleen. Vandaar dat we Elisabeth De Wachter, die de sessies zal geven,...
Published on: Sep 16 2017
By: Pieter Derycke
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Reverse Ergonomics: from Rousseau, African tracks, and lazy animals to ingenious architects and Iron Man.

Reverse Ergonomics: from Rousseau, African tracks, and lazy animals to ingenious architects and Iron Man.

For starters, a quote from the philosopher J.J. Rousseau (from Discourse on the origins of inequality): “The body of a savage man being the only instrument he understands, he uses it for various purposes,...
Published on: Sep 10 2017
By: Pieter Derycke
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Movement quality, beauty, efficiency, and how to use it.

Movement quality, beauty, efficiency, and how to use it.

Movement quality is often talked about in my profession. People recognise its importance, and try to test the quality of movement, but most often, in my humble opinion, the test batteries test something...
Published on: Sep 03 2017
By: Pieter Derycke
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Notes & Quotes: Desmond Morris, Naked Ape, neophilia and neophobia, play-rules and people in pain….

Notes & Quotes: Desmond Morris, Naked Ape, neophilia and neophobia, play-rules and people in pain….

(Notes and Quotes post are just that: interesting quotes from something I read, and some personal notes about these quotes, but shared with you…)     Recently I finished the classic ‘The...
Published on: Jul 09 2017
By: Pieter Derycke
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Trainingsschema juli en augustus 2017

Trainingsschema juli en augustus 2017

Hieronder vinden jullie het trainingsschema voor juli en augustus 2017. Het gaat telkens over de training de dinsdagavond van 19u30 tot 21u en de zaterdagochtend van 9u tot 10u30, maar omwille van de...
Published on: Jul 05 2017
By: Pieter Derycke
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Trainingsschema april, mei en juni 2017

Trainingsschema april, mei en juni 2017

Hieronder vinden jullie het trainingsschema voor april, mei en juni 2017. Het gaat telkens over de training de dinsdagavond van 19u30 tot 21u en de zaterdagochtend van 9u tot 10u30.   dinsdag 18/4/17 19u30...
Published on: Apr 17 2017
By: Pieter Derycke
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Freedom of movement and my ‘safe room metaphor.’ (part 2)

Freedom of movement and my ‘safe room metaphor.’ (part 2)

In part one I explained the basics of the metaphor. If there’s a storm, it seems advisable to take shelter in the safe house. If there’s a threat to your body/system/organism, it probably is best...
Published on: Jan 24 2017
By: Pieter Derycke
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