The Brain, Body, & Environment
The brain, body, and environment need to all connect together for improvement and rehabilitation. The human body is not a machine and when treated as such only partial restoration and improvement happens.
The best (and simplest) way to understand this is to think about the way a child begins to move a the beginning of their life. In infancy, a child takes full advantage of his/her built-in drive to move and learn via self-exploration, trial and error, and curiosity to the newness of life. What is especially important is that in this process they are guided by their interaction with the world around them. They aren’t thinking about what muscles to activate and when, or what needs to stay tucked in and pulled back.
Watch this video to witness Baby Liv’s built-in drive. We could all learn from her: