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What is anatomy in motion?

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 and when. This map helps understand the limitations of a persons mechanics and enables movement patterns to be restored.

 

What conditions does AiM treat?

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.

 
  • Frozen shoulder

  • Hip pain

  • Bunions

  • Recurring injuries

  • Postural problems

  • Back & neck pain

  • Knee pain

  • Foot pain

  • Sprains

  • Shin Splints

  • Non-Specific Pain

  • Chronic pain

 
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Before booking an appointment with me

It’s important to define your goals and expectations before you choose to work with me. If you are looking for someone who will fix you in one session then I’m not the person to come to. I am here to help you figure out how you can heal yourself. This means we work together in an interactive way, exploring your movement limitations and history, testing and re-testing to get to the root of your problem.

To expect long-term, chronic problems to resolve overnight is not realistic and having such expectations only leads to disappointment.

Sessions aren’t prescriptive and don’t follow the same structure for everyone and the treatment process varies from person to person. The basic structure is an assessment followed by movement pattern exercises ending with corrective exercises you can do at home. Keep in mind that this is an active treatment approach and change can only happen if you are willing to take the time and commit to doing corrective exercises a few times a week. I allow at least 6 weeks in-between sessions to give you time to integrate them into your life and see what comes up from incorporating this new movement into your body.


The initial session lasts for around 2 hours and includes:

- A comprehensive injury and health history
- Static postural assessment
- Observation of how you walk
- Movement tests to determine range-of-motion limitations
- Foot distribution pressure

After the session I will film your tailored corrective exercises so they can be easily repeated at home without you having to remember every last detail; they will take around 10 minutes. I’ll upload them to a private video on YouTube so you’ll easily be able to access them.

If you are looking for a more passive healing experience there are many other modalities and practitioners that can aid you.

 
Poor man's foot scan Anatomy in Motion
 
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Price: £150
Session lasts 2 hours

The Best Option If:
• You want to begin the path of resolving one main issue.
• You want a general overview.
• Your main reason is to have a thorough assesment and understanding of your issues.
• You’re a client I haven’t seen in a long time.

What’s Covered:
• Detailed injury / movement history
• Assessment of movement and resting postural patterns
• Mobilise sticky joints as necessary
• Tailored corrective exercises

Includes:
• Free pair of wedges
• Personalised home exercise programme
• Corrective exercise videos

One session allows me to concentrate mainly on injury history and movement assessments. With the remaining time I will then work on integrating corrective movements. This will scratch the surface and may not entirely resolve your issues but will begin the path of healing.

Pain & Injury Three Sessions

Price: £220
Initial session | 2 hours
Subsequent sessions | 1.5hrs

The Best Option If:
• You want to resolve one big issue
in-depth.
• You want support whilst training for a competition.
• You want to resolve multiple small issues or niggles.

What’s Covered:
• Detailed injury / movement history
• Assessment of movement and resting postural patterns
• Mobilise sticky joints as necessary
• An individual corrective exercise program addressing your specific needs
• Reviewing your exercise program, re-assessing your patterns and adjusting your program accordingly

Includes:
• Free pair of wedges
• Personalised home exercise programme
• Corrective exercise videos

Pain & Injury Six Sessions

Price: £400
Initial session | 2 hours
Subsequent sessions | 1.5hrs

The Best Option If:
• You want time to fully explore your issues and complaints.
• You have a list of different issues you’d like resolved.
• You want to optimise your movement.

What’s Covered:
• Detailed injury / movement history
• Assessment of movement and resting postural patterns
• Mobilise sticky joints as necessary
• An individual corrective exercise program addressing your specific needs
• Reviewing your exercise program, re-assessing your patterns and adjusting your program accordingly

Includes:
• Free pair of wedges
• Personalised home exercise programme
• Corrective exercise videos
• Email support

How many sessions will I need?

On very rare occasions, clients experience enough improvement after the initial session, that follow-ups are not necessary. This is the exception, not the rule.
Client expectations govern and predict the outcome of treatment, so it’s important to consider if your expectations are realistic or if you’re looking for a quick-fix or miracle cure. Everyone is different so I can’t predict how long it will take you to unwind patterns, habits and lifestyle choices to allow you to reach your movement goals. It’s hard to manage expectations as many factors will influence this - age, baseline strength, mindset, commitment, how sedentary you are in daily life, if you’re overweight, if you’ve had invasive or replacement surgery. Uncovering the mechanical, environmental or psychological triggers that cause or exacerbate pain take time and may require a range of professionals to help.

is AiM suitable for anyone?

As it is gentle and non-invasive, AiM is open to people of all ages and levels of physical fitness, ranging from athletes to the less active. People in acute pain are advised to wait until their symptoms are manageable to ensure they get the most out of a session.

Is AiM the right treatment method for me?

If you are sitting on the fence about booking a session with me, I highly recommend buying AiM founder Gary Ward’s ‘Wake Your Body Up’ online self-assessment.

What should i wear?

Loose, comfortable clothing that does not restrict your movement is ideal; there will be time for you to change if necessary as it's common for people to come from work. Ladies, please wear a sports bra underneath your clothing as it may be useful for me to have a detailed look at your spine.

Where do sessions take place?

I'm based in Greater Manchester and I do home visits in special circumstances. A different rate per session will apply. Please contact me directly for costs and booking.

What payment methods do you accept?

If you pay via the website we use Stripe which accepts most major credit and debit cards. We also accept cash.

Why do you use wedges?

Foam wedges are used as a proprioceptive tool and to mobilise the foot. The aim is to encourage the body to experience forgotten movements and move efficiently without compromise in all three planes of motion. You'll receive a free pair of wedges at the end of the session to enable you to get the maximum benefit from your corrective exercises.

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A healer doesn’t heal you. A healer is someone who triggers within you, your own ability to heal yourself; your own body knows what to do and it is always striving towards wholeness and healing if given the space to do so.
— Bernhard Guenther
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