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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.

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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what happens in a session?

As everyone is different 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.

A 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

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.

Poor man's foot scan Anatomy in Motion

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.

 
Pain & Injury One Session

Price: £100
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 history
• Assessment of movement and resting postural patterns
• Joint mobilisation
• 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 history
• Assessment of movement and resting postural patterns
• Joint mobilisation
• An individual corrective exercise program addressing your specific needs
• 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 history
• Assessment of movement and resting postural patterns
• Joint mobilisation
• An individual corrective exercise program addressing your specific needs
• Re-assessing your patterns and adjusting your program accordingly

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

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.
Keep in mind that it isn't a passive treatment; it's a movement based approach and change can only happen if you are willing to take the time and commit to doing corrective exercises daily.

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 Manchester, although if you can't come to me I can come to you.
For home visits there will be a surcharge for travel costs of 45p a mile.

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.

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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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