Movement Rehabilitation


Does this sound like you?

  • Are you stuck in an endless cycle of manual therapy appointments?
  • Do you feel great after treatment but find your pain returns when you return to normal activities and become more active?
  • Do you suffer from recurrent and persistent sporting or gym injuries and below par sporting performance?
  • Or is it simply that you can’t sit, stand or walk for as long as you want?
  • And have stiff and painful movements making you feel ‘old before your time’?

If you can relate to any of these then it is likely that you have a movement control problem

The good news is WE CAN FIX THIS!

Our Osteopaths will correct your body’s structural problems, but if you have a movement control issue, continued manual treatment will not get you to your end goal. If your movement control issues are not addressed you will relapse. You need to undo the bad habits that caused the problem in the first place.

Restoring good movement, allowing your body to work efficiently and effortlessly, is the final piece of the puzzle.

Kieran, our functional movement trainer, explains in this video

Our Osteopaths will correct your body’s structural problems, but if you have a movement control issue, continued manual treatment will not get you to your end goal. If your movement control issues are not addressed you will relapse. You need to undo the bad habits that caused the problem in the first place.

Restoring good movement, allowing your body to work efficiently and effortlessly, is the final piece of the puzzle.

Kieran, our functional movement trainer, explains in this video

Book a Movement Assessment now!

To find out how we can get you off the treatment/injury roller coaster call our reception on 01273 725667 

or book online using the link below

So, What is Movement?

Movement is the story of how your brain meets the physical challenges it encounters on a daily basis. It has to deal with the laws of physics and it is a constant balance of forces. Your body’s strategies for managing these forces will determine the effectiveness of your movement and the influence that movement has on your body’s structures.

Have you ever noticed that you can tell instinctively if someone moves well or not? Next time you’re out watch the runners - are they moving effortlessly and gracefully or does their running look clumsy, like an effort – the recipe for ending up with an injury? Have a look – you’ll get what we mean!

So why does this happen?

Our brains are obsessed with making us as efficient as possible and will create movement pattern templates based upon prediction and anticipation. These predictions are often acquired through our daily environment such as our jobs or emotional state.

These movements will be produced subconsciously every day, over and over again.

This doesn’t require conscious effort  which saves energy but this repetition narrows down the variety of movement that we can produce which in turn leads to injuries.

Because our brains are so clever we often don't realise we are producing repetitive movements on a daily basis until it leads to pain.

Good movement feels good, looks good and is highly efficient. It allows you to move with grace and ease, releasing your muscular system to achieve its full potential, improving your posture and creating free mobility of your joints – protecting them from premature wear. It should form the baseline for any activity but modern life can often erode this significantly.

If we can move well our bodies can select the best strategy to complete any task.

The Current Exercise Rehabilitation Dilemma

Strangely, most rehabilitation approaches show little or no regard for the nervous system or how we develop our movement in the first place. This should always form the foundation of the rehabilitation pyramid.

Rehabilitation traditionally focuses on individual muscles, measuring flexibility and strength with the aim of stretching tight muscles and strengthening weak muscles to establish good individual joint strength and mobility, this is not how your brain works.

The current evidence suggests that the alteration of tasks or small changes in movement patterns can have a profound and complex influence on muscle recruitment.

Often strength and fitness are built upon these faulty patterns that have neither been identified nor corrected creating a ‘top heavy’ pyramid.

Essentially, by disregarding the nervous system and focusing on strengthening straight away you are trying to fire a cannon from a canoe!

We recognise that strength based exercise alone can’t compensate for the deficits found within our other systems such as balance, coordination, mobility and stability. The 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 ASSESS not GUESS:

  • We identify what your goals are so that we have something to work towards.
  • We assess how you move by screening your movement
  • 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 activities
  • We develop a specific exercise framework based upon ongoing hours of scientific research in order to retrain your brain to correct the faulty movement patterns.
  • Once improvement is noted, we repeat the assessments to identify the next priority and correct this until you have achieved your goals.

We can help you move without pain, without fear, without thought and ultimately, move beautifully so you can do the things you love regardless of your age and current ability.

To Book your Movement Assessment

and find out how we can get you off the treatment/injury roller coaster call our reception on 01273 725667 

or book online using the link below

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