[ Techniques We Use ] 

Be Activated Technique 

Our body has two priorities for survival; to breathe and to move – and without both – we will die! Our body finds ways to meet those priorities, and it’s willing to sacrifice anything else in order to do this. An aligned body functions in a 1-2-3 sequence. 

Myofascial Tension Taping

Myofascial Taping has become a revolutionary method for pain relief of acute and chronic myofascial pain syndromes, for enhanced sporting performance, and increasing range of motion. Correctly used, Myofascial Taping makes profound changes in the body's functions.

Intelligent Movement

Intelligent Movement through Corrective exercises is best prescribed based on the integrative anatomy model. Our “clinical pearls” to enhance and develop your stability and mobility are achieved through proper cues. You'll be so good, that you'll be able to show other people!

Active Isolated Stretching (AIS)

The AIS system is very useful as part of aour self-care program.  The video above shows a series for forearm, wrist, and hand stretches typically used for for people who use computers or in manual work to prevent and rehab after injury. These stretches are part of the Active Isolated Stretching protocol, developed by Aaron Mattes.

Myofascial Dry Needling (MDN)

Dry needling is a procedure in which a thin filament needle is inserted into the skin and muscle directly at a myofascial trigger point. A myofascial trigger point is a focus of small muscle fibre contraction knots, which are related to the production and maintenance of the pain cycle. They often occur as a result of neuromuscular dysfunction and in areas of musculoskeletal stress.

Sit-to-Stand

Standing up from a seated position can become quite difficult for some of us with knee pain, especially as you get older. It is a useful  guide to the function of your whole body. Quite often, older people or injured people try to stand up and they are pushing on the arms of their chair, using a lot of effort in their upper body, which results in neck tension, excessive loading in the shoulders and ultimately pain.

NeuroKinetic Therapy (NKT)

 NKT is a sophisticated assessment and treatment modality that addresses the causes of dysfunctional movement /coordination problems at their root in the motor control center in the cerebellum. The motor control center stores these patterns and directs their completion through the spinal cord and the muscles. The motor control center learns through failure. A good example is a baby learning to stand. 

Chapman's Reflex Points

Postural muscles weaken and shorten easily when they are poorly oxygenated. Restoring optimal oxygenation facilitates both the length and strength of those postural muscles. We teach our clients a simple diaphragmatic activation via way of Chapman's Reflexes and breathing that will mediate the calm the nervous system and over-ride the fight and flight anxiety.

[ Philosophies We Use ] 

Fascia4D : Pain Is Not A Dirty Word

What is it? Where does it come from? Where does it live? and Where does it go?

Key Moves

Altered movement behaviours are habitual and learned, and ‘feels normal’ to the patient. Prescribing and retraining functionally useful motor control exercises is a therapeutic skill and often tricky for the patient to master. The Key Moves® exercise programme provide a progressive series of exercises to help retrain movement patterns.

Neuroscience in Pain & Sport

Dr Sugarman's experience focusses on an integrated approach to achieving peak performance in both body and brain which is internationally recognized as being the current state of the art in both rehabilitation and peak performance circles.

Anatomy Trains

Anatomy Trains author Thomas Myers explains fascia, water, and ageing.  A new born baby is ~90% water, whereas, five decades later we're closer to ~70% water.   Is the process of ageing synonymous with drying out?

Dr Tasha Stanton - new insights from pain neuroscience

Dr Tasha Stanton, Senior Research Fellow at the University of South Australia, talks about bodily illusions and how our experience of pain can be moderated by the senses.

Why do we hurt? Do we actually experience pain, or is it merely illusion?

Dr.  Lorimer Moseley explores these questions, and position the pain that we feel as our bodies' way of protecting us from damaging tissues further. He also looks at what this might mean for those who suffer from chronic pain.

Understanding Pain & what to do about it in less than 5 minutes

Persistent Pain beyond 3-6 months is less likely to be associated with structural changes and more likely to be associated with sensitivity in, or of, the nervous system. 

Just forget about the Core ... it doesn't exist. 

Professor Peter O'Sullivan discusses cognitive functional therapy and the myth of "core stability" in relation to chronic low back pain.

[ Thoughts ]