Neuromechanics Weekly: Gait and Running and the Crossed Extensor Responses

This week we discuss why upper and lower limbs are paired in gait, and the neuronal wiring that is involved.

Yup, this is pretty geeky stuff, but geez…isn’t it nice to know WHY something works? Think of the implications if YOU DON’T see the upper and lower limb pairing. Think of the implications during rehab. One limb SHOULD be doing the opposite of the other AND always look at the upper limbs and arm swing. Yes, the central  nervous system is involved. It is more than just biomechanics, perhaps this is why this stuff comes easier to us because of our deeper neurology background. The whole is greater than the sum of the parts….

Ivo and Shawn