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Rehab & AIM

Anatomy In Motion

Did you see Gary Ward on Doctor In The House?

Anatomy In Motion (AIM)

 

Did you recently see Gary Ward on Doctor in the House on BBC1?  If so you will have seen him work with Ray, who’d had awful back pain for 30 years.  After a session with Gary, Ray was able to move differently using the ‘flow motion model’ that is part of the Anatomy in Motion process.

I am pleased to say that I have trained with Gary and am able to use this same process with my own clients.  Anatomy in Motion or AIM helps people to get in touch with how their body is moving and where restrictions in movement keep you continuously recreating  old pain patterns.  By using Gait Analysis, we can help you to remind your body about what is possible, but has been forgotten.

 

Rehab and Prehab Exercise

‘Turning your life around’ – Teaching the tools to facilitate individuals to manage, prevent and resolve mental, emotional and physical health challenges.

Rehab

After injury or surgery it is vital to follow a rehabilitation program that includes a wide range of exercises; stretching, releasing, strengthening and mobility to maintain your ‘biomechanics’. This will ensure a full recovery both physically and mentally so that you can return to your everyday activities and enjoy an active and healthy lifestyle.

Prehab – to avoid Rehab

All athletes should include a program of Prehab in their overall training to avoid pain and injury. A personalised Prehab program should address total body balance from the range of motion, strength and coordination as well as specific needs. The correct exercise can mean the difference between winning and losing!

Prehab can also help correct problems caused by many factors other than the gym, track or playing field. For example, individuals who spend most of their working life hunched over staring at a screen can end up with shoulder pain. Individuals that work manually repeating the same movements over and over daily could suffer with

RSI. Prehab helps to build strength and stability around your most vulnerable areas decreasing the potential for injuries.

What happens next…

At your initial consultation I will orthopedically assess you to discover areas of stress and pain and to establish any imbalances or abnormalities. This assessment is based on posture, muscles and motion and lasts approximately one hour. After this I will tailor a suitable exercise program* using a variety of techniques as shown in the pages of this section and then, we will work together to turn your life around!

*Exercises should be performed under supervision but with training you will gradually be able to carry these out yourself in your own home.

Mobility Exercises

Can your body move the way you want it to?  We look at how to increase your range of movement, and enable your body to do everything you want it to without injuring or over straining yourself.  Maximum effectiveness from optimum movement.  One of the models used is the AnatomyInMotion



Relaxation Exercises

A focus on Mindful movement with full awareness of sensations, and somatic feeling in the body.  Using the observations of the surrounding environment, breath work and movement to focus what you are experiencing.  How your central nervous system and senses all can come together to calm the mind and body.  This then helps to reduce pain levels, or anxiety and tension.



Stretching

Stretching is a vital part of restoring, relaxing and strengthening muscles after they have been worked on using other techniques, overall to restore the body mechanics.

Stretches will be incorporated into all remedial treatments, and self-stretching releases will be shown to the client so they can do them between treatments.

Different stretching techniques are used depending on the stage of treatment.  Passive Stretching, PNF Stretching (where the client participates), and active stretching (where the client fully participates with the practitioner help), will  strengthen any area of the body.

 

Strengthening Exercises

Once your body has received any clinical massage it is important to get the joints and muscles in the area as strong as possible.  You will be taught either one-to-one or in classes, exactly which exercises are necessary for your particular pathology (injury or other pain condition)

 

 



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