Have you ever wondered why elite athletes such as tennis stars, premiership footballers and rugby players seem to recover so quickly from injury? And why joe public guys seem to rumble on for ages making slow or no progress? Do they have access to secret black arts, magic potions or super expensive machines that go ‘ping’ that only they are allowed to use? I will tell you why in a minute, but first, a little backstory.
Whilst I am a qualified Physiotherapist, Strength Coach and Functional Movement Coach, personally, I draw a great deal upon my prior experience of movement techniques such as Feldenkraise, Pilates, Alexander and others, which formed a core part of my training as a professional contemporary dancer.
That’s more than 30 years of experience with human bodies, movement concepts, performance and injury.
For many years, alongside my work with elite athletes, I have seen private clients. Often these guys would rock up at my clinic having been seeing a local therapist for quite a while, once a week, a bit of Ultrasound and rubbing with no real improvement and some shocking off-the-shelf ‘rehab’ plan. I didn’t need to make them feel any more frustrated and depressed by telling them that they had just been wasting time and money, they had already figured that out. Instead, I told them it was all going to be okay, they just needed to do things properly, like the Pro’s do!
Our success in working with top-level elite athletes has re-affirmed the validity of our system and its applicability to everyone.
How does it work? Well, here’s the secret why elite guys recover fast:
Screening – spots injury potential before it happens and corrects faults. So when injury happens, (and it does, even to the best), there is a better underlying structure on which to recover. So it’s quicker and lasts!
Effective, rapid treatment – stuff that really works. Getting it right for that individual, not off-the- shelf. You need to re-test and see if you have made a difference immediately. No smoke and mirrors.
Daily treatment and exercise coaching – Clear goals and progressions. No wishy washy ‘give it a few weeks and we will see…’ rubbish, no Pro athlete or head coach would accept that.
But I can’t afford to get daily treatment and exercise coaching!
Our emphasis is on sharing with you the secrets to treating and coaching yourself. We train you to become your own physio/coach and equip you with the skills and techniques to fix and develop yourself. Here’s how our system works:
Appointment 1 –
Option a) – ‘Help, I’m in Pain’ – Thorough assessment and treatment to get rid of the pain. We treat you in clinic and show you how to treat yourself at home to keep pain away.
Option b) – ‘My discomfort is mild but I know I have issues and I need to sort things out’ – You’re ready for the Born2Move screen.
Option c) – ‘I’m a keen athlete and I want to stay injury free and optimise my performance’ – You’re ready for the Born2Move screen.