Acute back pain patients often have similar histories but present at a different stage of their condition. Ultimately, best conservative care should consider, and address, the role each system and body region is having on the collective cortical body-matrix.More InfoFREE
An Introduction to the Integrated Systems Model & How to Find the Primary Driver for Linking Chains for Optimal FunctionMore InfoFREE
Understanding the Relationships Between the Cranium, Neck and Upper Thorax/Shoulder Girdle using The Integrated Systems Model for Pain & DisabilityMore InfoFREE
New perspectives from The Integrated Systems Model for Treating Women with Pelvic Girdle Pain, Urinary Incontinence, Pelvic Organ Prolapse, and Diastasis Rectus AbdominisMore InfoFREE
This study tested the hypothesis that the clinical objective to narrow the IRD may be counterproductive for optimal control of the abdomen, and although enhanced activation of lateral abdominal muscle may widen the IRD, this may lead to more optimal control of the anterior fascias.Read More
In clinical practice, it is common to see complex patients with a combination of impairments in multiple systems including the musculoskeletal, urogynecological and respiratory. A thorough evaluation often reveals many past injuries, thoughts/beliefs, emotional states and movement habits that have...Read More
It has been over 30 years since Erl Pettman introduced the ‘Quadrant Approach’ for assessment and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders (Pettman 1981, 1984). Today, we understand that the thorax is part of many integrated systems including the musculoskeletal, respiratory, cardiac, digestive...Read More
This article will provide a synopsis of the current state of research evidence as well as observations from clinical experience pertaining to the biomechanics of the thorax in order to help clinicians organise this knowledge and facilitate evidence-based and informed management of the, often...Read More
This clinical guide, complete with over 130 online videos, will present an evidence-based approach (current available research combined with clinical expertise) for clinicians and trainers working with postpartum women who aim to improve the function and appearance of their abdominal wall.Read More
The Pelvic Girdle continues to provide the busy clinician with the latest evidence and clinical tools/knowledge to immediately impact and enhance daily practice for the management of lumbopelvic-hip pain and disability. This fourth edition has changed fundamentally in presentation and content to...Read More
Dr. Perry Nickelston, DC, NKT, FMS, SFMA, is a Chiropractic Physician with primary focus on Performance Enhancement, Corrective Exercise and Metabolic Fitness Nutrition. On the Stop Chasing Pain Podcast, Perry discusses with world's renowned strength and wellness experts about pain management and...Read More
The 2016 ISM Series Akasha group bought Diane ISM t-shirts and made a video! Watch it here.Read More
This video briefly explains vector analysis of the hip when the hip is determined to be the driver of an individual’s meaningful task in the ISM approach.
How long does it take to ‘rebuild’ a linea alba after it’s been stretched? If the linea alba is mainly regular dense connective tissue then our expectations may be too quick. This gal was successful in being able to generate tension after 1 year of home abdominal wall training.
This video demonstrates how to test the form and force closure mechanisms as well as efficacy of an individual’s ‘connect cue’ to control posterior translation of the 2nd thoracic ring.
This lab was recorded during Part 2 of the ISM Series in White Rock in 2014. The focus is to learn to move the shoulder girdle without ‘dragging’ the thoracic rings with it i.e. to dissociate the two regions for both congruent and incongruent rotations – much needed for function!
In order to ‘feel’ the biomechanics of the thorax one needs to be able to palpate the bones of the thoracic rings accurately. This video is part 1 of two that will show you how to landmark the lateral and posterior aspects of the thoracic ring.
Surface anatomy landmarking of the thorax is taught on the Thorax-Pelvis Course, the Woman’s Health Course – both 4 days – as well as the ISM Series with Diane Lee. It is crucial for being able to feel optimal and non-optimal biomechanics of the thorax.
The ISM treatment approach includes techniques to release and align the primary driver followed by connect and move to re-wire new neural networks for optimal strategies for function and performance. Here is one of the movement labs videoed during the ISM Women’s Health Course in the UK in February 2015.
Wondering how to assess the integrity of the Linea Alba? Watch this!