What is Anatomy in Motion?

Anatomy in Motion is a new way of looking at pain. Created by renowned Sports Therapist Gary Ward (as featured on BBC1's Doctor in the House). AiM uses a systematic method of assessing and changing movement through walking (gait), harnessing the incredible potential in every humn body. 


How does this apply to my pain?

Your body's movement is controlled by the brain and nervous system. When everything works well we move with ease. Injury, trauma, repetitive movements and stress all interfere with these optimal patterns of movement, leading to compensation and further pain or injury. 


How can AiM help me?

I provide a holistic assessment of your whole body, both as you move and when you are still. Observing how your body works enables me to identify patterns that are creating problems. A programme of exercises can then be used to help you reconnect with your body and relearn natural movement. From improved posture to treating chronic pain, we will wok together to reach your goals.  


What is P-DTR?

P-DTR addresses musculoskeletal challenges in the body by focussing on an important, but largely overlooked apparatus of the body, the receptor system of the central nervous system. 


It it can be easier to think of this system as the "software" and the bone, muscle, ligaments and tendons as the  "hardware". As with computers, hardware issues are best addressed at the level of the hardware, but if the underlying issue is in the software then no amount of work  on the hardware can fix the problem. The main focus of P-DTR is to fix the software issues, to correct the hardware malfunction. 

What should I expect from you as York Body Mechanic?

At our first meeting I take a detailed history and carry out a number of assessments to determine what will be most helpful. I will then give you a series of exercises to reinforce and build upon the treatment given in session. I offer full support and guidance outside of our appointments. Staying in touch lets me see how you are progresssing and helps me to understand whether any alterations should be made to your programme. 

Do you work under a governing body?

Continuing personal development is important to me, so I voluntarily registered with the Complimentary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC). 


Set up with government support, the CNHC aims to protect the public by providing a voluntary register of complimentary therapies. The CNHC quality mark guarantees an independent seal of approval to well qualified, responsible professionals in the complimentary healthcare field. The quality mark insures that the registrants meet national standards of practise in their work. Registrants must commit to maintaining ongoing personal development and hold current professional indemnity insurance to practise in the UK. 

What should I wear?

These are clothes on sessions. I recommend wearing comfortable, loose fitting items that you dont restrict your movement. Occassionally I might need to adjust or remove a piece of clothing that is getting in the way. 


Where are you based?

You will find me in my therapy room at Bannatyne's Health Club.


York Body Mechanic

White Rose Close, York Business Park, Nether Poppleton, York YO26 6RL


What are your opening hours?

Appointments are available:


Monday - Friday 08.00 - 20.00

Saturday 08.00 - 13.00

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