5PKC Overview

The 5 Primary Kinetic Chains are the master template for not only the walking gait as I’ve explored in my anatomy art, but for all locomotion and movement. Different movements have different relationships to gravity and the environment, and they use different muscular activations. (These activations are referred as kinetic chains, force transmission systems and sling systems.)

For example, swimming doesn't have ground engagement like the strike phase of the gait. Instead, the spear phase (reaching through the water) is analogous to the deep longitudinal system. The kinetic sequence runs from the hand and through the anterior body to the opposite leg. The arm lines are doing the work in swimming that the leg lines are doing in walking.

Inside the course we dissect The 5 Primary Kinetic Chains as movement concepts broken down by each individual kinetic chain. 


Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to The Five Primary Kinetic Chains Online Course

    • Welcome! Plus 5PKC Course Objectives
    • 5PKC: The Master Template
    • A Short Intro to The Five Primary Kinetic Chains
    • Before we begin...
  • 2

    The Spiral Engine of Locomotion

    • The Spiral Engine of Locomotion
  • 3

    Principal Actions: Defined

    • Principal Actions: Defined
  • 4

    Utilizing The Five Primary Kinetic Chain Charts

    • Utilizing The Five Primary Kinetic Chain Charts
  • 5

    The 5 Principal Actions Explained

    • The Five Principal Actions Explained
  • 6

    Deep Dive Into the 5PKC

    • Deep Dive Into the 5PKC
  • 7

    Intrinsic Kinetic Chain

    • Lesson Objectives and Key Takeaway
    • Intrinsic: Breath - One Ring to Bind Them All
  • 8

    Deep Longitudinal Kinetic Chain

    • Lesson Objectives and Key Takeaway
    • Deep Longitudinal: Shock Absorption - Ground Force Reaction
  • 9

    Lateral Kinetic Chain

    • Lesson Objectives and Key Takeaway
    • Lateral: Axial Stability - Balance
  • 10

    Posterior Kinetic Chain

    • Lesson Objectives and Key Takeaway
    • Posterior Spiral: Stored Elastic Energy - The Spiral Engine
  • 11

    Anterior Kinetic Chain

    • Lesson Objectives and Key Takeaway
    • Anterior: Translation of Stored Elastic Energy - Complementary Movement
    • Before you go...
  • 12

    White Paper: Functional Assessment of the Pelvic Floor

    • Functional Assessment of the Pelvic Floor
  • 13

    Bonus Videos

    • Bonus Video: Intro to Optimizing Assessment
  • 14

    About Joseph

    • About Joseph

About Joseph

Joseph Schwartz is the developer Dynamic Neuromuscular Assessment™ Seminars and The 5 Primary Kinetic Chains. Schwartz’s exploration and study in the somatic field has led him on a 30+ year journey of finding joy being in the body. His passion is to give people a movement experience that creates a shift in perception. His inquisitive nature continually asks him to look deeper at why different practices have different physiological effects, such as how the tangible and the non-tangible interface with this vehicle we call the body.

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