AiM involves a full body analysis of static holding patterns (i.e. posture), 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 exploration of purposeful movements based on functionality and intention will assist with the recalibration and integration of lost movements back into your system in a way that the nervous system will recognize as "new" but different and safe. 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.
Once the appointment is made, I will send you an Injury History fillable 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 very important. All backgrounds on 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.
The bulk of this initial session is taken up with assessments to create an awareness of your baseline. Static resting posture, joint movements in 3 planes, gait analysis, hands-on foot joint assessment and a cohesive thought-process that will generate the most effective movements which 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 as this session is when we will be starting our work together.. What I can say with total transparency is that you and I will both know by the end of this session which will be the second time you and I meet, if another session is appropriate. Most clients return for a follow-up in 1 week for about 3 weeks. With each follow-up and unraveling the problem and creating movement solutions, we can increase the week to two and start giving you and your body time to process the changes and see how your body reacts to its new centre. My sessions with you are finite. You and I will know when we are close to completing your journey with me.
An individualized home program reflecting your movement analysis will be designed for you to practice daily. I invite you to embark on this 'unravelling journey' taking control of your self-care program.
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 and faster with the brain and body uniting together to create change.
The "follow-up" appointments are to continue the investigation of the problem and solutions.
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.
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.
Initial Assessment session is 85 minutes: $143 + HST
First AiM Session is 85 min session: $143 + HST
Follow-up is 55 min session: $108 + HST
I’m implementing a temporary Covid-19 nominal service fee which will be added to your bill.