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What is Anatomy in Motion? (AiM)
Anatomy in Motion is a movement based approach focused on improving how your body moves during the gait cycle (walking). The brainchild of Gary Ward (author of What The Foot?), Anatomy in Motion is a systematic approach to assessing and influencing movement through creating new, safe experiences for you body to explore.
How can Anatomy in Motion help with my pain?
We often find that the painful symptoms people are experiencing can be linked to problems in the gait cycle. Correcting these problems helps the body return to balance and a pain free space. Furthermore, by following the flow motion mode, you can improve the freedom of movement in every joint in the body!
Anatomy in Motion is challenging the traditional approaches to treating pain
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 It’s based around a flawed, out of date concept.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.
Learn more about the Anatomy in Motion Philosophy and how it can help you
The Anatomy in Motion (AiM) philosophy means we’re actually really interested in YOU. Not just your pain. The way you move, your posture and the pain you may be experiencing simply represent the journey of your life. We need to really understand this journey in order to really help you.
We we need to find center
Throughout life your body can go out of balance for many reasons. Previous injury, lifestyle habits and even stress can all change the way we function. When the body is out of balance, some structures are forced to work harder than they normally would. They’re basically picking up the slack for somewhere else not pulling its weight.
Pain is communication
Over time, this may cause overworked muscles / ligaments to send out distress signals in an effort to gain your attention. These signals are processed in the brain, and what was first felt as a slight niggle, or tightness can develop into a chronic painful condition. Often pain is the overworking structure really trying to get your attention!
Find the why…
It’s true that rubbing the painful area often makes the signal / pain go away, albeit only temporarily. But surely a better solution is to identify why and how the the body is out of balance, and address that. If you return the body to a more neutral balanced state, then each part does its share of the work.
Finding center is the process of helping the body return to a place of balance...
The Anatomy in Motion assessment
The real trick to resolving chronic pain or improving movement / performance, is finding out what’s working correctly, and whats not! The more time you spend assessing and gathering information, the easier the problem is to solve! We don’t dive straight into treatment, we methodically gather all the information we can, then make a very informed decision about what’s the best treatment approach. Your AiM consultation / sessions may include:
- 2 hour initial assessment / corrective session (it takes time to get things right)
- Digital and analogue foot analysis (we use the cutting-edge AM CUBE with FOOTWORK PRO system)
- Gait / movement assessment (we need to see how your anatomy functions in motion!)
- Postural, joint, biomechanical and structural assessment as needed.
- Soft tissue evaluation using ART® and FR® protocols.
- AiM corrective techniques – plus any techniques which we may deem appropriate.
Anatomy in Motion give us a new innovative and highly effective way to assess and treat you. This is without doubt a ground-breaking approach to treating chronic pain and movement dysfunction.