What is movement retraining?
After a lifetime of injuries and experiences, your body is lying to you about what movements are actually safe to do. Add to that our body's natural asymmetries and your brain is doing its best to get you around day to day. I help by retraining your movements and reminding your body of its factory settings, the way you used to move pain-free before life happened to you. This helps you move better, build strength, improve your posture, and eliminate pain.
My goal is to help you break through plateaus and up-level your performance by fine-tuning your movements. Whether it’s being able to reach a new hold on the climbing wall, prevent foot pain from distracting you on the trails, or be able to do skills that have always seemed out of reach, I can get you there.
If you feel like you've tried everything, seen every practitioner, but it still feels like something is off - that's where I come in. My 1:1 appointments are thorough, and I take the time to assess your body and movement as a whole. Often our issues are hidden in other parts of the body and larger dysfunctional movement patterns. If you feel like physiotherapy isn't quite what you need, it's time to try movement coaching.
I want you to learn to work with your body instead of fighting against it. I use movement to empower you to pay attention to what your aches and pains are trying to tell you. Over time, you won't need to come back and see me. We get to the root of your problems and resolve them and you gain the autonomy to do it yourself.
With my help you can:
- Regain the active life that you've always dreamed of
- Remove the distractions of pain or limitations
- Understand why your body feels the way it does
- Stop all the time-consuming visits to practitioners
- Recognize your unique early warning signs of your symptoms and feel empowered to keep yourself moving in top form without needing me anymore
- Stop asking Google for solutions
CAUTION: moving without pain might mean saying yes to those plans you've been putting off 😉
Where to find me
You can find me at Curisoma Health and Movement on West Broadway in the easily accessible Fairview neighbourhood. There is plenty of metered street parking, and it's a couple minutes walk from the Broadway-City Hall skytrain station.
Click on the booking link below to see my current availability and hours.