I’m Leonid Blyum, kinesiologist, movement scientist and developer of the ABR method. I graduated in 1992 at the University of Novosibirsk with a specialization in mathematical models of complex systems.
My studies involved the structure and the functioning of the musculoskeletal system (biomechanics), and more specifically of the spinal disorders and joint deformities. Furthermore, I worked with my father, a physician specializing in the manual treatment of these disorders. Through study and experience, I developed the belief that musculoskeletal deformities could be well treated with a quasi-static manual therapy. “Quasi-static” means with long and gentle pressure (as opposed to often powerful manipulations). From 1996 to 2000 I taught applied biomechanics and manual therapy to postgraduate doctors in Moscow. Meanwhile my personal work in the field of scoliosis and other musculoskeletal deformities proved the efficiency of the quasi-static method. My research field expanded to the rehabilitation of patients with neurological damage (usually brain damage) suffering from general motor disorders and deformities. Again results were conclusive. Our method – Advanced Biomechanical Rehabilitation – necessitates daily work. Therefore I decided to teach this technique to the parents of the CP children. ABR satellites are now operating in many countries. I lead up ABR Trainers to teach the ABR techniques to the parents and caregivers.