Atlas Bone Alignment – Atlas Axis Joint – Stability of the Atlas Joint
In this lecture Jeremy Lawson discusses aspects of the nervous system and spinal cord that are rarely discussed in the athletic development field. The deep driving forces of high velocity motor unit recruitment, asymmetrical issues and injury reduction will be covered as you learn about the alignment of the atlas bone.
“However, the atlas axis joint has no disc and relies solely on soft tissue like muscles and ligaments to maintain alignment. The C1-C2 joints are like two circles moving on top of each other with great ranges of motion, but because this joint has so much mobility, it doesn’t have a lot of stability to protect it. This means our atlas axis joint is very vulnerable to injury, stress and misalignment. We need to gain as much stability at this joint as possible to protect it.”~Jeremy Lawson
• The Nervous System & Injury Prevention (2:30)
• Imbalance & NUCCA Doctor (5:30)
• Atlas Bone Mechanics & Physiology (8:45)
• Aligned Atlas Benefits (14:10)
• Alignment Process (19:00)
• My First NUCCA Experience (22:35)
Jeremy Lawson, a 12-year strength and conditioning coach, began his coaching career at the collegiate level as a graduate assistant at San Jose State, then as an assistant at UCLA and finally as associate head coach at Cal. He has been the head coach at Marin Catholic since 2006, building a program based on developing legitimate foundational training for high school athletes. He is a frequent speaker on high school strength and conditioning at the Nike Coach Of The Year Clinics, Glazier Football Clinics and All-Sports School Clinics.