WHAT AIM IS
AiM is a new way of looking at the relationship between pain and the way your body moves; through assessment and analysis it identifies and treats the underlying cause of your pain, discomfort and restricted movement.
When the knee joint is stiff and cannot move properly, the foot or hip joint may have to compensate; this in turn may affect the spine, shoulders or even the opposite leg as, when movement is lost, it can cause other structures to work harder than they normally would. If every joint in the body could move throughout all the potential ranges of motion without restriction, then the chances of being in pain would be very low.
AiM founder Gary Ward created the Flow Motion model which is a 3-D map of how all the joints in the body move together through the gait cycle. This map helps understand the limitations of a persons mechanics and enables movement patterns to be restored.
What conditions does aiM treat?
Back & neck pain
We often adjust to pain by changing the way we move and eventually these compensatory habits becomes the new normal; our body can maintain this perceived normal for years which not only perpetuates the original problem but can also cause new ones. If a movement asymmetry shows up in your gait, it almost definitely shows up in all your activities.
For most people it's the same spots that frequently cause all the trouble; maybe you felt better following treatment only for the pain to come back a few days later. This is because the site of pain is rarely where the problem originates from and if we continue to concentrate treatment on just that spot, we not only waste time and money but rarely see any long-term results.
If you suffer from issues that haven't been resolved with conventional treatment, AiM could be for you.