It is a common believe among some Asian cultures that to BE well, your 5 core organ networks must be healthy (Heart, Lung, Kidney, Liver, Spleen). Likewise, in MyPhysio FiCoMo, we believe as movement specialists that we need 5 major Cores of our body to be strong in a stabilization function in order to achieve the optimal network of systems to move healthily.
FiCoMo is a way of understanding that Movements are not based on just a particular structure. HEALTHY Movement is based on an optimal coordination of network for a group/groups of muscles to influence great joint and skeleton function which results in minimal or no ‘wear and tear’.
FiCoMo is a believe that to live well, you do not only emphasize on eating healthily BUT you must also be empowered to MOVE healthily in your EVERYDAY ACTIVITIES. This includes even your BREATHING as your RIBCAGE is the First CORE in the FiCoMo Concept!
Let’s visualize the FIVE CORES that must be able to stabilize well before moving :
3. Scapular/shoulder blade region(at the front it encompasses the area where the breast are)
4. Pelvic bone region (At the bottom, it encompasses the pelvic floor muscles and at the top it encompasses a unique system
that is known as the Intra-abdominal Pressure *IAP* regulatory system)
5. Sole of the feet (Includes the arch , the muscles, ligaments, fascia at this area)
What is FiCoMo?
It is a concept that is birthed from a Functional Approach rather than a Structural Approach.
It is not limited by the structural understanding of the body for movement performance but rather is a concept that sees the structure of the body in a system of movement.
The Function and Intention of the movement needs to influence the structures (muscles/joints) involved to work optimally either in isolation or in a kinetic group.
This concept connects the interaction of the Five Cores (Ribcage, Spine, Scapular region, Pelvic region, Sole of feet) to stabilize Optimally for Healthy Movement. It aims to keep the harmonious balance of the cores to produce Healthy Movements.