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Is Movement Retraining for you?

Are you an active person who feels like you're missing out on life because of your aches and pains?

Have you tried everything? Stretches, video tutorials, yoga classes, injections, and everything you can think of and it's not getting better?

Are you frustrated by the temporary relief from practitioners and wish you didn't have to rely on them for relief? Do your practitioners give you exercises that aren't helping you?

Want someone to cut through the clutter and use a refreshing approach with exactly what your body needs?

Let me give your body what it's been crying out for for years; the right movements for YOU.

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
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Not sure if my approach is right for you?

I offer FREE 15 minute consultations. This is a chance for you to meet me, and ask any questions about my methods and approach to see if movement retraining is the right fit for you!

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.

#400 -601 W Broadway Vancouver

Visit my YouTube channel to try some of my most popular exercises

UNLOCK YOUR SI JOINTS

Is your SI joint locked up? Find out what this joint is doing when it gets locked up and how to free it up with gentle movement exercises.

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SLEEPY GLUTES?

Watch this video to find out why your big toe is such a being deal and wake up sleepy glutes!

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STOP KNEE PAIN

Do you know what your knees are supposed to be doing? Learn the movements of the knee and how to do them better!

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Natasha Hsueh
Natasha Hsueh
2024-02-09
I went to see Holly because of a nagging back injury. I tried many other therapies but nothing helped long term. In one session, she was able to identify the problems. She gave me some remedial exercises and I haven’t had any issues since. Holly is highly skilled and I highly recommend her to all my family and friends.
Danielle Markle
Danielle Markle
2024-02-07
Holly is very knowledgeable and easy to work with, both in person and online. I would recommend her to anyone, including people who are hypermobile and/or neurodivergent and tend to be a bit disconnected from their body. Holly took a gentle approach, listening thoroughly and ensuring all my many questions were properly answered and understood.
Yard to Yard Gardening
Yard to Yard Gardening
2024-02-07
Holly is a patient, knowledgeable and compassionate trainer. She analyzed my gait and postural issues and gave me simple moves to re-establish brain/body connections. My frozen shoulder is completely restored and she also helped me release tightness in my jaw. Before you get surgery, call Holly!
Laura Donorfio
Laura Donorfio
2024-02-06
I am so grateful for Holly. I've tried many approaches, but she has made the biggest difference in working out my imbalances and helping me to walk better. Her knowledge of the human body and how it moves is incredible, and it only gets better with time. In addition to being an excellent practitioner, Holly is a kind, honest, and caring person who truly wants the best for her clients. Hooray for Holly!
Aisling O'Malley
Aisling O'Malley
2022-08-17
I have been suffering from an extremely stubborn gluteal tendinopathy for the past 4 years, foot and heel pain, and shoulder impingements on both shoulders. I initially went to Holly for the hip issues, but her work has been so insightful that I have worked with Holly on the other issues also. I regularly receive IMS which provides short-term relief and have worked with a great physiotherapist, with a focus specifically on the painful areas. I have also found acupuncture and RMT helpful for short-term relief. Chiropractor and osteopathy were less helpful. All this to say that I was working with several specialists and in my search for relief I was hoping to find someone who might be able to look at the bigger picture as I was noticing correlations between my issues and seeking more long-term results. Holly has certainly provided this. In only my first session with Holly its like the wheel of tension in my hip unraveled a little (and has not tightened since), this is huge when you have spent years trying to manage pain. And this was from working on my feet and not my hip, which is not something I had worked through before. I have learned a great deal in my sessions with Holly and continue to do so. We work as a team to understand what I am feeling and investigate why, and I always come away from my sessions feeling a good bit better. Holly explains everything so clearly and I feel like I am learning so much about my body so that I can take control of my pain. We are also developing a toolbox together, and the more I work with Holly, the easier I find it to know which movement tool to apply for relief. Holly does not want you to rely on regular sessions with her for relief, she is passionate about you being able to manage your own issues with your new knowledge and toolbox- after spending lots of money on various specialists and treatments, this is refreshing and was a big factor in my decision to work with Holly. I also feel like I can direct the session whilst relying on Holly’s expertise to guide us to solutions. Each session is more insightful than the last. What I appreciate so much about Holly’s work is that she looks at the full picture and utilizes a variety of practices, tools, and training to help work through my issues. She acknowledges that one practice might not hold all the answers and I am so grateful to have access to someone with such vast knowledge and expertise. Holly is patient, a great listener, understanding and has been a huge help in my quest for relief. I was hesitant at trying yet another specialist, but I wish that I had found Holly sooner as I truly believe that my issues would not have progressed to this point if I had done so.
Erik Futrell-Fruhling
Erik Futrell-Fruhling
2022-02-20
Holly is fantastic and I can't recommend her enough. Especially for anyone who has chronic pain that keeps coming back. Right away in my first session she was able to spot what needed work. I love how she always checks in with me on how my body is feeling, she is very calm and so experienced in that she always knows what to do in order to get the movement we want in my body. My body awareness and the efficiency of my movements is 1000% times better and continues to grow. It's such a relief to have confidence in my ability to do the physical activities that I want to without the worry of my body failing and if anything happens I know Holly has the tools to help me strengthen, condition and repair my body.
The Radical Connector
The Radical Connector
2021-10-24
I booked an appointment with Holly because I had a knee injury and wanted to get to the bottom of what caused it. I didn’t know what to expect but knew that she was a miracle worker and often uncovered random misalignments in the body that were wreaking havoc. After my first session with Holly we figured out that my pelvis and ribcage were totally locked up and instead of walking, I waddled like a penguin! After years of overcompensating for various sports injuries nothing was moving in my body the right way … I was completely frozen! Holly gave me some simple but powerful movements to do at home and it didn’t take long for my pelvis and rib cage to start moving correctly. I was able to walk properly, taking full, long strides (I could literally feel my legs, hips, and pelvis moving freely). I also noticed a huge difference in my overall flexibility and increased strength in my core. My body felt looser and I was able to move through my days with ease and fluidity. I recommend anyone struggling with recurring pain or inflexibility work with Holly. She’ll get you sorted out!
Jackie OConnell
Jackie OConnell
2021-06-02
My experience seeing Holly Middleton was five star! In one appointment she pinpointed movement limitations with my upper back and neck. These issues had been bothering me for over a year. She was patient and kind as she guided me to new movement patterns and exercises. I was easily able to complete the exercises at home as she provided me with a video to follow. Can't believe how quickly pain relief happened. I would definitely recommend Holly and Flow Movement Therapy.
Esther Kow
Esther Kow
2019-10-30
Holly has such a calm demeanor and makes you believe you can do anything!
Kristine Pennell
Kristine Pennell
2019-09-14
I am glad to have found Holly. She is very personable and takes the time to evaluate your entire body mechanics and movement . After working closely with her, I know that I can trust her knowledge and that she cares about my full recovery. I would return to Holly at any time on account of her professional expertise.

Ready to start retraining your movements?

Don't wait. Your feet, back, neck or shoulder pain probably aren't going to get better on their own. Book your appointment so that we can put you back in the driver's seat of your own body.