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Joint Specific Band Work

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Up Leg, Down Leg

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Christine Ruffolo   Part 1. Pairs.  Roles.  Asymmetry.  The body knows and the body has ways.  Understanding the differences between the halves helps you appreciate them.  One side isn’t ‘good’.  The other isn’t ‘bad’.  They hold a function within the system. Here’s a big picture view that shows how to distinguish up leg and down […]

The Origin of Adaptable Polarity (Part 3): Fluidity

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Jordan Terry   With all of life in a constant state of flow, why would I, or we as therapists, choose to limit our skills and abilities to one or two options, and not utilize all skills that we have at our disposal??? And not seek to build our skill sets indefinitely??? (*Legally, morally and […]

The Origin of Adaptable Polarity (Part 2): Neutrality

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Jordan Terry   “Attraction and repulsion are the two opposite poles of action. These must blend into a Neuter [neutral] pole as purpose and usefulness in the economy of function. The end of this circuit is balance, as the completion of the objective of motion and expression of life. This is polarity in its triune […]

The Origin of Adaptable Polarity (Part 1) : Opposites

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Jordan Terry   Adaptable Polarity (AP) developed from the idea that we, as humans, need to adapt to all sorts of occasions in our lives. It, also, came about from noticing that the world we live in is continually moving and consistently inconsistent. This movement of life does however have a fundamental principle to flow […]

Verbalizing “the Lack”

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Nelson Cuadras   I feel unclear on whether I should share this. I’m lacking clarity. I can’t find it. It’s frustrating. I need sleep. I question myself; Should I be posting this? Who cares about this? Who cares about your excuses? I see what my favorites on here put out and I think, wow, how […]

Rethinking ‘Broad’ & ‘Balanced’ in PE

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Alex Sporticus   I dislike the guiding principles of ‘broad‘ and ‘balanced‘ when it comes to thinking about the PE curriculum and the selection of activities and sports within it. They are vague, they don’t help the design process and they don’t really apply to an individual subject but to a school curriculum (for a […]

Binary Fictions vs. Complex Realities

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Dare Sohei   why & how so many “logics” are poisoning us into monsters, a furiously incomplete discourse on furiously incomplete discourses   this will be a ramble. i like rambles. #deathjazz this week we got the pereniall christo fascists wanting to overturn roe vs wade thing again, because their idea of heaven-on-earth is a […]

Programs Vs. People

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Brandon Chien   Why most exercise programs suck. Because people change from day to day, and their needs will vary all the time. We are not robot automatons, even though sometimes we try to treat ourselves like machines. Our brains crave certainty, and decide that having an “exercise routine” is the best way to get […]

Ten Thoughts on PE Curriculum Change

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Alex Sporticus   “How you view the nature of the world and change – either as stable ‘things’ and ‘entities’ or as a ‘flowing river’ and a ‘flaming fire’ – ultimately influences how you choose to lead and manage change.” – Iverorth and Hallencreutz (2016)   Physical Education is resistant to change, or so it […]

Breaking with Tradition

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Amelia Chan   From what I’m hearing, it seems like some people think that I do rehabilitation work, or at least that a part of my work is rehabilitative, sort of like therapy combined with learning how to play the violin. I can see how that can be misconstrued, based on my Instagram posts on […]

Systemic Flow

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Jordan Terry   Flow is defined as everything that necessitates movement within our Structure, but cannot be externally observed. We can see the muscles and bones of structure move through time and space from the outside, but we do not see the flow of blood, lymph, air, food turning to waste, etc. Flow includes nine of […]

Taking Responsibility for Your Own Path

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Christian Paev ”I must create a system or be enslaved by another man’s” I am a system of systems, developing through systems.. Not following a system in order to be more free is a charming delusion. We must use the collective knowledge, and adapt everything to ourselves (a dynamic temporal entity) as needed. But making […]

Start with Universe – Structure (Part 1)

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Jordan Terry   “Start With Universe” – Buckminster Fuller “One of Bucky’s primary tenets is, `Start with Universe.’ The initial relevant context is the whole Universe, and from there you peel away irrelevancies until you find the scale and relationships that are most relevant to the inquiry at hand. As a comprehensivist, he was naturally […]