The restoration of stability and motor control should progress after resolution or at least noted improvement in “bad energy” (pain, inflammation and toxins), and “blocked energy” (limited and asymmetry mobility) has occurred. The restoration of motor control and stability occurs best via task and constraint cues that implicitly cause change rather than verbal cues to explicit suggest change. Externally focused movements are more effective and more efficient than internally focused movements. [74, 75]
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75. Marchant, D.C., Attentional Focusing Instructions and Force Production. Front Psychol, 2010. 1.
In this movement preparation drill, the China Women's Volleyball Team had a strong tendency to pattern their squatting with a flexed trunk. I cued them to touch the hands of the person across from them. When they still dropped hands (and thus trunk into flexion), I changed it to "high-five" their opposite. This introduced wrist extension which stimulated an extension pattern.
Without verbal coaching, I introduced an external focus that changed behaviour.