My services are also available online.
I work via the Jane clinic software video link in the comfort of your own home to improve your movement and help you get back to your active life. I assure your privacy, confidentiality and personal safety.
What it involves:
- request your Anatomy in Motion wedges from me
- fill out intake forms
- send gait videos
- an internet connection and login to your profile in the Jane booking software
- a small space, a flat wall and a clear space on the floor
- secure credit card payment in the Jane software
Let's set some expectations before we begin working together. We will work together as an interactive and collaborative team, figure out how you can help yourself move better. I want to teach you how to take care of your own body. In short, the focus of my practice is self-care via education and awareness.
Please expect some homework. I will provide you with exercises to work on in and progress them in follow up sessions. Change takes time. I won’t guarantee that you’ll be changed after one session. Every body takes the time that it takes.
What to expect:
- A thorough analysis of your injury history. You’d be amazed how that left ankle sprain when you were a child might impact your right shoulder today.
- A full body analysis of available joint motions and preferences (e.g. your ribcage really likes to rotate right, but it never rotates left), as well as posture. An assessment includes the 33 joints in each foot which have a huge impact all the way up the chain to your knees, hips, pelvis, back, shoulders, neck, and jaw.
- Gait (AKA walking) analysis. I will analyze a video of you walking which allows me to assess your patterns and preferences (e.g. your pelvis really likes to rotate right, but never left). Why gait? Gait is a universal repetitive (10,000 times a day) human movement that involves every joint in your body in all three dimensions of movement. In other words, thousands of times per day you are reinforcing those movement biases/asymmetries. If a movement bias/asymmetry shows up in your gait, it almost definitely shows up in your sport. This analysis is integral to designing a corrective exercise program individual to your current movement patterns.
- Restored breathing mechanics, and ribcage movement. Every single one of my clients has a deficiency in their breathing and ribcage movement. It’s astounding how a change in how you breathe and bend your spine and move your ribcage can open up movements in your legs and feet and improve your energy, mood and sleep.
- An education about joint biomechanics and anatomy. We spend a lot of time talking about why your body is and isn’t moving efficiently and what that means for how you’re feeling today. I am a firm believer that the more you understand about what is happening under the surface, the better you will be able to help yourself. Beyond your athletic performance, this knowledge will empower you to be a more informed consumer of the healthcare system in general.
- An individualized home program reflecting your movement analysis. You will learn what to do, and how to do it, but most importantly, you will understand the “why”. Please expect to commit to an absolute minimum of 10 minutes 4-5 times per week.
- A plan. At the end of the session, I will recommend a course of action moving forward. On very rare occasions, clients experience enough improvement after the intake session, that follow-ups are not necessary. This is the exception, not the rule. In my experience and that of my colleagues, 5 sessions are required to resolve one particular issue. Some people come in with a single issue, and some come in with a “laundry list”. There is a progression in your home exercise program; the initial program is creating a foundation upon which we build over time. Typically, we start working on individual joint motions culminating in full body integration exercises.
If this resonates with you, please get in touch!