My clients are given only individualized sessions. I don’t give group classes, I don’t hand out standard sheets of exercises for any particular injury or movement kinetic issue, and I don’t treat people lying on a table. I also don’t rely on cookie cutter programs or flashy Instagram-celebrity newfangled exercise programs.Why?
Everyone is different. Nobody has the same injury history, posture, muscle memory, or aches and pains. So why would I treat everyone exactly the same way? The reason you got your particular injury or aches and pains is unique to you. And it will be different from everyone else. How I treat your particular issue will require attention to what your particular body is doing (or not doing) and will require corrections specific to your body’s unique situation.
My niche of clients is not the average person. They are high performance athletes that need to be able to execute very specific movements with full range of motion. Many of these movements are sport-specific (think tennis, weight-lifting or cycling) and require refinement of movements that improve power, speed or mobility from a particular joint or endurance through efficient full-body movement kinetics.Why would I treat a baseball pitcher with the same exercises as a speed skater?
Some people’s bodies are ready for change and some are not. A movement correction I give to one client, may not be a correction another client is ready to do yet. Either they need to restore proper movement mechanics in other parts of the body before they begin that particular correction or the correction brings up a lot of emotions or self-defeating thoughts. I wouldn’t push a client into a movement correction they’re not ready for.
Each time I see a client they are a different person. The homework they’ve done in the time since the last session will allow new range of motion but also expose new corrections that are ready to be addressed. So each session a fresh set of eyes is required. What the client is ready for in that session will only become apparent on that particular day.
The clients that trust my skill set have said that they’ve spent years trying other very popular and general-population-targeted movement practices such as yoga, tai chi, and pilates to fix their aches and pains or movement kinetics issues without much success. It wasn’t until they saw me and had exposure to Anatomy in Motion that they’ve learned to move better. I hope that whichever practitioner you choose to see helps you move better and tailors their sessions to your particular needs. If you aren’t getting the results you came in for, then keep looking around.