Movement & Bodywork Anatomy in Motion™ (AiM™) involves a full body analysis of resting posture (static holding patterns), active joint motions in 3 planes where you are an active participant, and gait. This assessment includes the 33 joints in each foot - a quarter of all the joints in your body are in your feet! The joints in your feet have a huge impact all the way up the chain to your knees, hips, pelvis, back, shoulders, neck and jaw.
The investigation will reveal joint motions that are limited as well as excessive. Utilizing the thought process of Anatomy in Motion™ and applying the 5 rules of movement, the session will include AiM™ joints mobilization, could include Functional Bodywork (formerly Active Fascial Release), scar tissue release (MSTR®), Anatomy Trains® fascial release on the spine, acupressure, and the movement solution unique to what your body needs will be provided. To integrate the changes in the session you will take ownership by performing your movement drills daily so your brain and body can process and recalibrate these changes and bring you closer to balance.
By creating an environment to improve freedom of motion in all joints, you will create a resilient springboard from which you can develop more strength, power, flexibility and empower performance.
Created by Gary Ward, author of What The Foot? and worldwide educator, the FMM™ is a map of every joint, in every plane as it relates to every other joint through the gait cycle. This is the map I use to understand YOUR movement and what's missing. Anatomy in Motion is a thought process to help integrate movement back into your system.
When filling in the Injury History in the booking system, 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 very important. All backgrounds on injuries, stubbed toe, falls or broken bones 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.
This initial session will consist of only assessments to create an awareness of your baseline posture and movement. Static resting posture, joint movements in 3 planes, gait analysis, foot joint assessment and a cohesive thought-process that will generate the most effective session that will effect structural changes and/or your nervous system.
I often get asked an understandably common question "how many times will I need to come back?" which is an impossible question to answer without having started our work together. What I can say with total transparency is that you and I will both know by the end of the 3rd follow-up if I can help you. I suggest after the Initial Assessment to return for the 1st follow-up in a week. Then, to book the 2nd follow-up 2 weeks after and the same for the 3rd follow-up. With each follow-up we unravel the problem by seeing if the goals and movement solutions you do for the week are effective. Trusting that you are doing your movement drills. We increase the bi-weekly intervals when we see that the solutions are effective to give your body more time to process the changes and see how your body integrates the new movement experience. Then we move to the next goal until all your goals are achieved.
Movement & Bodywork AiM™ Initial Assessment 55 minutes: $109 + HST
Movement & Bodywork AiM™ Follow-Up 55 min session: $109 + HST
We will use AiM wedge(s) which is part of the session. A package of wedges(3) is $30+tax. You might need an additional wedge for $10+tax.
For Online sessions, shipping will be calculated with your postal code in the UPS website and we’ll email you the total cost of shipping.
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 foot function while giving your body the 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.
An individualized home program reflecting your movement and gait analysis solutions will be designed for you to practice daily to integrate the joint & soft tissue changes we did in the session. I invite you to embark on this 'unravelling journey' by taking control of your movement drills and solutions.
We will use your phone to film the movement drills with your AiM wedges. Slow and steady, and focus on the intention of the movement, each drill only takes a few minutes. Little and often works better for the brain and body to create change.
My sessions with you are finite. You and I will know when we are close to completing your journey with me.