About Anatomy in Motion
Anatomy in Motion (AiM)
AiM is a completely new way of looking at pain and dysfunction. The brainchild of renowned Sports Therapist Gary Ward (author of What The Foot?), AiM is a systematic approach to assessing and influencing movement through gait (walking). Much of the chronic pain people experience can be mapped to problems in the gait cycle. Correcting these problems helps the body return to balance and a pain free space.
Why we need to change
How many times have you released the same tight spot with a tennis ball, specific stretch or foam roller? Have you ever wondered why the same spots repeatedly become tight or painful? Or, if you have sought treatment for chronic pain or an injury, how often do practitioners go straight to the site of pain? Or you feel better for a few days after the treatment and then the pain returns?
Stop chasing pain
Have you ever heard the expression ‘Stop Chasing Pain’? Unfortunately ‘chasing pain’ by specifically treating the site of pain is what dominates most of today’s healthcare industry. It’s based around a flawed, out of date concept. The idea that if something hurts, there must be damage or inflammation in the tissue.
The truth is, the site of pain is rarely the true problem. The site of pain is often simply the physical evidence that the body is compensating for something, and is therefore no longer balanced. Identifying how and why your body is compensating, and then correcting these patterns, is the primary goal of Anatomy in Motion.