As recently showcased in ‘Doctor in the House’ by Gary Ward – Anatomy in Motion founder – see the video here
Gait realignment therapy treats the natural flow of the body in motion as opposed to having your alignment changed on a massage bed, or even trying to focus on isolated muscle groups and working hard to recruit muscles. Gait therapy is a form of movement/physical therapy based on the Anatomy in Motion method (AiM) to take you away from tension and pain. Gary Ward has created the map of how we find centre in our body as we move. His flow motion model looks at how you walk and move in your everyday activities to help you find a way to live with ease or better function. As such it is the most advanced bio-mechanical and gait analysis and treatment on offer in the UK.
The way you move everyday is probably not natural. Hunched over a computer at a desk, slouching on the sofa, the shoes you wear, the bags you carry. Your body has to compensate and shifts your alignment to do so but this can cause pressure. And that pressure can result in tension and pain.
Using the most natural movement you put your body back in the right place. Effectively you remind the body that it does not have to compensate. You realign the body in a mechanical sense to reduce the pressure.
Natural corrective exercises re-educate your brain and body and to get both talking to each other so that the whole body moves the way it should – with ease. This is more than strengthening a muscle. You will get the whole body talking.
Is it for me?
A long term solution out of tension and pain
Luckily the way you walk is a hard wired circuit in your brain, drumming along in the background, in the same way as breathing, chewing and swallowing. So if you imagine a drum has gone off beat, this treatment re-sets that beat. That beat will not change, as long as you move well. Of course, you can’t change your job, give up your sofa and not wear shoes. But you will re-educate you body and brain and understand how you can do a few simple movements regularly to just re-check the beat. You will understand it. It may take one session, it may take up to 6, but then you will get a body awareness to always be able to take the pressure away
We regularly work with:-
- back pain
- knee pain
- hip pain
- foot issues – plantar fasciitis, bunions, flat feet and more
- shoulder complaints
- neck pain, chronic headaches
Some of our practitioners also work regularly work with other specific issues such as
- slipped discs
- women’s health
- core function
They may bring in other methods in a session suitable to your presenting problem
What will a session involve?
- A full biomechanical assessment of your body standing and in movement – similar to an osteo or physio assessment
- Gait analysis
- Correctional exercises to realign the body
- A full report and program
What does it do?
- Immediately gets you feeling easier, lighter, able to move well
- improve posture
- improve function and performance through the whole body
- move the body away from tension and pain
- reset the body to it’s natural centre
Initial 70 min session: £90/ (includes assessment, treatment and a full written report with exercises)
All clients see a massive improvement in one session but follow up sessions are available to maximise movement and performance
Follow up 60 min treatment sessions – £70
Packages: 6 – 60 min sessions for £360 or 6 x 45 min sessions for £280 (Times will be suggested depending on issue)