Entries by Mat Boulé

Crawling… for performance?

If we consider that the development of motricity gives access to mobility, this takes place on 3 levels successively: Stability; Locomotion; Manipulation. The first mechanism for locomotion is crawling. While it may not be absolutely necessary for standing upright and walking, there is some research that stipulates that is relevant if one wants optimal performance. […]

Creeping… for walking?

There persists a debate as to if walking on all 4 (creeping) has any impact on how we walk and how we run. Some state that since walking on all 4 is a part of our phylogenetic heritage, it is necessarily an important component of how we learn to do anything that comes thereafter.

Crawling and memory?

If it’s true that we can associate crawling with different types of benefits, a 2007 study (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17286842) made the association between crawling and better memory!

Lefties

When one thinks of the implications of being a righty or a lefty, writing comes to mind pretty quick. Did you ever consider eye dominance? When you take a picture, you bring the camera towards one eye so you can truly see what you want to photograph. 

The running coach

I am not too sure how we got to this point but it is definitely a thing now! I am told we can learn how to run… I have to admit that I don’t get it! We can teach someone how to play hockey, play golf… but run? What is the difference, you will ask […]

The importance of posture

In physical therapy, there seems to be two camps. There are those that consider that a structural anomaly is, in and of itself, strongly linked to potential issues. For others, the link is not so obvious. Koes, a general practice professor, stipulates that in 90% of the cases, the lower back pain that individuals complain […]

The importance of structure In physical therapy, there seems

The importance of structure In physical therapy, there seems to be two camps. There are those that consider that a structural anomaly is, in and of itself, strongly linked to potential issues. For others, the link is not so obvious. Koes, a general practice professor, stipulates that in 90% of the cases, the lower back […]

Sex and the brain

If it is well known that sex is beneficial for the body as a whole… what about the brain? In rats, it was clearly shown that there is a link between sexual activity and the growth of neurons. Furthermore, we have noticed that rats could show better cognitive functions because of sex.