‘The biomechanical and postural
concepts emerging from Phillip Beach’s
study of contractility and vertebrate
movement patterns are revolutionary
and clinically relevant to all manual
therapists and acupuncturists. They
change the way we need to view the
body and its behaviour.
Leon Chaitow MORE
WHY IS PHILLIP'S WORK SO IMPORTANT?
It is remarkable that we have come so far in our biomedical understanding of the human body yet we have no coherent models that attempt to map whole organism movement patterns. Phillip’s model of movement – the Contractile Field – attempts to bridge that conceptual gap in our understanding. The model suggests new approaches to biomechanical assessment and then sheds light on the world’s oldest medical map, the Chinese meridians.MORE
WHAT CAN YOU LEARN FROM PHILLIP?
Learn how contractile tissue courses around the body via fields during early embryonic development. Learn of postures and exercises that are emergent from our history as a species, and experienced during our own childhood development. These postures ‘tune’ your musculoskeletal system.
Learn to appreciate what the Chinese were attempting to map with the meridians.
The work is both intellectually enjoyable and of profound practical application. It is generic in that it applicable to all those professions that deal with the ease and dis-ease of human movement.MORE