Once the appointment is made, to avoid wasting precious assessment time, I will send you an Injury History PDF which I encourage you to write everything you can remember that hurt or made your body feel bad even if you don't think it has anything to do with the problem that brought you to me. Small things in delicate places and of course big things in small places are tres (very) important. All backgrounds that you can give me will be helpful, even a sprained ankle when you were e.g. 7 years old or a broken leg bone (tibia) when you were 2 years old.
The bulk of this session is taken up with assessments to create an awareness of your baseline. Static posture, joint motion movements, gait video, PMFS (poor mans foot scan- drawing your foot print on a paper), hands-on foot joint assessment and a cohesive thought-process that will generate the most effective movements which effect structural changes. I believe that the more you understand what is going on with your movements, the better you will be able to help yourself. Educating you about joint biomechanics and anatomy will empower you to be a more informed consumer of the healthcare system. An individualized home program reflecting your movement analysis will be designed for you where your commitment is to practice daily. Only you can do this part of the process, so I invite you to embark on this 'unravelling journey' when you feel ready to take control of your self-care program.
We will use your phone to film the movement drills with your AiM wedges. With the magic in the details, slow and steady, and focus on the intention of the movement, each drill only takes a few minutes. Little and often works better and faster with the brain and body uniting together to create change.
We will use AiM wedge(s) which is part of the session. A pair is $20+tax. You might need an additional wedge for $10+tax.
Your foot posture will stay the same unless it has something to move against. The floor gives this opportunity but only reinforces the habitual movements you already have. So we use the AiM wedges to help give the feet a stimulus to promote movement of the 33 joints in each foot and the lengthening of the muscles and fascia. Using the wedges will maximize your body’s opportunity for better movement.
Newton’s First Law of Motion:
Every object persists in a state of uniform motion tends to remain in that state of motion unless an external force is applied to it.
I often get asked an understandably common question "how many times will I need to come back?" which is an impossible question to answer as I haven't met you yet. What I can say with total transparency is that you and I will both know by the end of the first session if another session is appropriate. Most clients return for a follow-up in 2 weeks or several weeks. If the situation is complex, the client returns in a week, with each return session being separated by increasing the gap to give your body a chance to respond and continue the process. My sessions with you are finite. You and I will know when we are close to completing your journey with me.
All sessions are 85 minutes.
Initial session: $130 + HST
Follow-up session choices:
Single session: $130 + HST
Package of 3 sessions: $381 + HST