CRISPR – An analogy for the movement system discussion in rehabilitation?

Since as far back as 2014, our profession has been migrating toward a movement system understanding. Is CRISPR a good analogy to help us adopt the same language and perspectives when we analyze and examine patients? From the APTA, “The movement system is the integration of body systems that generate and maintain movement at all levels of bodily function.” Therein, we understand the main parameters under which we can describe movement, to be: speed of movement, amount of movement (volume, excursion), symmetry, control, and symptom alteration. Where does CRISPR come into play? Clusters of Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats – that is EXACTLY what we are looking for in a movement system analysis!! Not, “what is the medical diagnosis”, but “what clusters of movement characteristics are repeating and reproducible”,  otherwise stated as “common between these people”? When people exhibit the same movement tendencies, we can begin to more appropriately collect them into research studies together, and study interventions better. To date, our interventions (vaccines) have not been as effective as they could be, because we are attempting to treat different movement system problems (viruses) with the same treatment, and compare outcomes.