The Brain and Spinal Cord connect sensory input to motor pathways to create coordinated movement.
The QUALITY of our output (power and control) therefore depends on the quality and quantity of the INPUT.
AFFERENT INPUT refers to nerve impulses heading towards the brain and spinal cord.
We can’t create better OUTPUT (movement, stability, strength, flexibility), without paying attention to the INPUT.
Health Professionals trained in AFFERENT INPUT help make sure there are NO INTERFERENCES to a properly functioning neuromuscular system.
A fully functioning neuromuscular system enhances our ability to withstand EXTERNAL FORCES, the very definition of health and vitality.
An Afferent Input Practitioner cares about how fast their patient can run, how far they can swim, how much they can lift, how high they can jump, how they cope with divorce and how quickly they recover from the ‘flu.
Our goal is to maximise every patient’s strength, resilience and robustness so they live longer and suffer less.
Sensory Input RUNS the brain and spinal cord. IF you want to change the OUTPUT, you have to change the INPUT
Universal and Timeless Principles
In his classic book, Sir Charles Sherrington described the reflexes that control movement in humans, and all animals.
His experiments showed that reflexes are not just monosynaptic reflex arcs, they serve to integrate the overall movements of the organism.
He demonstrated reciprocal innervation of muscles, also known as Sherrington’s law: when one set of muscles is stimulated, muscles working against the activity of the first will be inhibited, automatically and unconsciously.
Applying Afferent Input to any physical therapy demands that we pay attention to abnormal reflex-arc function and its effects on the neuromuscular system.
Better Patient Results - Quickly and Easily
Afferent Input Practitioners assess and restore the strength and physical resilience of every patient.
Strength and power depend on neuromuscular control and therefore we measure and improve the reflexive control of muscles.
The Association of Afferent Input Practitioners offers
online and live training
mentoring and support
collaboration with like-minded professionals
We improve patient outcomes through practitioner education and patient-specific research, based on normalising afferent input.
Alan Jenks discusses the Afferent Input technique system with Simon King