Rehabilitation traditionally focuses on individual muscles, measuring flexibility and strength (Performance), with the aim of stretching tight muscles and strengthening weak muscles to establish good individual joint strength and mobility. However, this is not how your brain works or how we learnt to move as infants and will not change faulty movement. Often strength and fitness are built upon these faulty patterns that have neither been identified nor corrected creating a ‘top heavy’ pyramid.
This often leads to postural changes, abnormal loading, inappropriate healing, poor efficiency and recurrence of pain or injury.
But WE do things differently.
We recognise that babies do not do strength training, planks or sit ups to learn movement and therefore best way to restore your movement is to compare your patterns with how they were originally built and then help you to correct any faults that we find. We do this by using the following process:
- We assess your baseline movement patterns, with a screen, which are rated and ranked to identify faults and to establish the order in which they need to be addressed and corrected
- We identify and remove all counterproductive exercise or activity
- We develop a specific exercise framework to retrain your brain to correct the faulty movement patterns by using favourable exercise options
- Once improvement is noted in the abnormal pattern we repeat the screen to identify the next priority and correct this until you have achieved your goals.
By resetting the most basic pattern it is possible to see other patterns change without specifically working on them. This corrects and enhances your movement control so creating a strong foundation to your rehabilitation pyramid enabling you to safely return to higher levels of activity. This can usually be done within 4-6 weeks but does depend on your individual circumstances.