The 5 Primary Kinetic Chains Overview

The 5 Primary Kinetic Chains (5PKC) – developed by Joseph Schwartz – are based on the theorem behind Andry Vleemings Core Subsystems and how those subsystems connect the entire fascial fabric through the kinetic chains.  Each chart outlines a primary physiological principle in movement: bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles and fascia do not work in isolation. They work synergistically to create movement.  When movement is balanced and efficient, the players are all cooperating.

Dynamic Neuromuscular Assessment™ (DNA™) is the therapeutic application of The 5 Primary Kinetic Chains kinesiology charts. In DNA™ we use movement as a benchmark. Our assessment strategies evaluate the response of the nervous system. As we gain discernment between an appropriate and inappropriate response, we can then use laser focus in our corrective strategies to restore optimal neuromuscular sequencing.

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The Master Template describes the connection between the 5PKC.  Click here to read this article first.

Click each picture to learn more about each of The 5 Primary Kinetic Chains: Intrinsic, Deep Longitudinal, Lateral, Posterior, and Anterior.