harmonic osteopathy

specialist treatment for muscle and joint pain

Pain whilst moving, personal training and yoga

Functional Integrated Exercises and Treatment

If you have a pain or stiffness whilst moving it is probaly because you are moving abnormally and putting an unnecessary strain on your muscles or joints.  The aim of F.I.X.T. is to reteach normal movement.   It is designed to speed up recovery from injury, correct chronic injuries and maximise the potential for effective movement.

Chronic injury and poor recovery come from imbalances in strength and flexibility and alteration to normal movement.  These are learned behaviours ingrained in the subconscious.  They can’t be trained out with traditional exercises.  Normal movement needs to be relearned.  This takes away any chronic strain or tension habits and builds the strength and suppleness required for everyday movement and effective exercise training.

A F.I.X.T. session will involve a combination of passive hands on treatment and assisted exercises.  This will allow you to move correctly and effortlessly until the correct movement has been relearned.  This is surprisingly quick and you should see significant changes within the first session.

For more on the reasons for poor movement habits and the corrective strategies click here.