Our bodies are amazing but complex systems. Pain, when it makes an appearance can be very worrying and difficulty to understand; what’s happening and why? I think of it as a little like a warning
system to tell you that there might be a problem. There might be a problem, not that there is a problem. Ultimately, it is your bodies voice asking for something to change. The big question is
Past injury and trauma generally show up in your movement and are, to varying degrees, observable in gait (how you walk). This leads us back to the question of what. As we identify how your body
has to “walk round” previous injuries and traumas you can then see how this affects other parts of your system.
As we understand these compensations we can then aim to give the body a better choice in how to move. This changes joint movements, joint movements become more aligned. As joints become more
aligned, the muscles that surround those joints alter their length / tension relationships and we start to move with greater ease, freedom and less pain. For me the key to this is to shine a light on
the whole body, not individual segments; not to focus on where it hurts but what compensations are driving the current experience in that area. We do this through a mix of gait analysis, static,
dynamic and neurological assessments.
It is well documented that the success of a therapeutic outcome is closely linked to the quality of the relationship between therapist and client. So, with that in
mind, it is not just about what happens in clinic but also outside. I am contactable outside of clinic for help and advice and follow ups. We video your home exercises so you can re-check them
whenever you need to. I can provide additional resources to explain the mechanisms of pain so you understand better why your body is reacting how it is. This is all about equipping you with the
knowledge and tools to control your own rehabilitation and getting you doing the things that are important to you