The brain is an extraordinary thing. Whilst the effects of stroke and other neurological conditions can be life changing, the brain has an incredible ability to adapt. One of the brains amazing properties is neuroplasticity – this refers to its ability to adapt and compensate in response to new stimulation or change in environment.
With the correct approach and hard work, changes can be made. Walking, balance and coordination can all be improved by the use of specific exercises that help improve movement patterns. Whatever your starting point, progress can be made.
An Osteopath with over 20 years’ experience, an MSc in Sports Injuries together with the training gained at the Movement and Running School, gives me the ability to use not only my tried and tested Osteopathic approach but also the movement re-patterning skills – an ideal combination that complement each other perfectly.
Who can benefit?
Anyone that is injured can benefit, but especially those that have suffered a stroke, or suffer from other neurological conditions. As we get older the risk of falls increases as our ability to balance reduces. Exercises developed by the Movement and Running school, challenge the brain, improves the proprioceptive system (crucial in balance), and improves the quality of movements leading to more confidence in normal everyday activity.
Movement often starts with learning to walk again
Walking is a movement that we all take for granted, young or old, until it is taken away from us through illness or injury. Poor movement patterns are very quick to take hold, so ‘re-learning’ the correct movements is essential to be able to move efficiently, help balance, coordination and our everyday functional movements.
Dynamic Movement Skills (DMS)
A series of movements / exercises that has been developed by the Movement and Running School and used extensively across the board in the clinic whether recovering from injury, post-op, or even a more serious neurological condition. The aim is to develop the neuromuscular system, leading to a change in someone’s movement patterns, improving not only gross motor skills, but coordination, balance and agility.
The exercises are progressive and are tailored to each individual’s needs.
Why walk backwards? The benefits are many and varied, from helping to reduce back pain, taking pressure off the knees, helps to strengthen less used muscles, improves coordination and balance. It also helps in re-training you to walk forwards with a better technique.
Combining walking forwards and backwards, with other Dynamic Movement Skills exercises is a very effective way to start the rehab process and will help you getting back to the sport you love as quickly and effectively as possible.
Walking Programme 12 weeks 6 sessions £240
‘Walking is man’s best medicine’. These six sessions will give you the walking techniques that will improve your overall movement and often this alone can make a dramatic impact on your pain level.
DMS Sessions £40 (45 mins)
These sessions are hard work, and progressive. They can be used as a session on their own, but probably more effective in conjunction with Osteopathic and walking approach.
Osteopathic / DMS / Walking approach £45 Initial consultation (1 hour)
Osteopathic / DMS / Walking approach £40 ongoing sessions (45 mins)
Probably the most popular and effective choice. A combination approach that can be tailored to each individual’s needs.
Please note that due to the individual nature of the rehabilitation side, unlike the running, no joint sessions can be offered.
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