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Basic elements and dimensions to the phenomenon of quality of movement: case study
Bergen University College, Department of Physical Therapy.
University of Bergen, Department of Public Health and Primary Health Care.
2003 (English)In: Journal of Bodywork & Movement Therapies, ISSN 1360-8592, E-ISSN 1532-9283, Vol. 7, no 4, p. 251-260Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Quality of movement is frequently referred to as a phenomenon in the European movement tradition, underlining the close connection between outer expression and inner, lived experience. Within physical therapy little is clarified about the phenomenon from the point of view of lived experience. A case study has been undertaken focusing on the lived experience of the phenomenon, searching for basic elements and dimensions. An interpretive phenomenological approach was the method chosen for research. A qualitative interview was conducted involving one movement expert with an understanding and knowledge of the phenomenon. Analysis of the data revealed three levels of views on the quality of movement: basic elements and dimensions, functional use and personal integration. The phenomenon could be understood by the relation between three key elements, postural stability, free breathing and awareness; all contributing to a refinement in movement as well as a greater experience of well-being. The key elements were considered prerequisites to a four-dimensional therapeutic approach involving personal integration of bodily and mental aspects in movement. The basic element and dimensions of the phenomenon of quality of movement can be regarded as a starting point for research in this area.

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2003. Vol. 7, no 4, p. 251-260
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URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-6092DOI: 10.1016/S1360-8592(03)00052-4Local ID: 44b72d20-cb27-11db-b3ed-000ea68e967bOAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-6092DiVA, id: diva2:978969
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Upprättat; 2003; 20061004 (andbra)Available from: 2016-09-29 Created: 2016-09-29 Last updated: 2017-11-24Bibliographically approved

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