I have dedicated my life to understanding posture, movement, and biomechanics (for my own sake as well as others). Having gained insight into these fields – thanks to some amazing mentors, many hours of study, and trying things on myself - I am extremely happy to share what I have learnt.
On this page I share a little of my background and explain how the functional model of chiropractic changed my life.
Musculoskeletal pain is often caused by tissue damage. When no physical trauma is responsible we can assume (in most cases) that posture and movement have caused aberrant stress patterns which are affecting the body. This may be better understood as the body is unable to maintain integrity through movement or posture.
To understand why these aberrant stresses are taking place a detailed examination of orthopaedics, neurological testing plus in-depth functioning testing. This means looking at how the body is moving as a whole and its individual parts. This often means looking at someone's everyday movement patterns, such as walking, to fully understand where the problem is arising.
The Yoga Practitioner
I have dedicated much of my life to the principles found in the eight fold path of Yoga,
Studying and applying the practices found in Ayurveda and Yoga I learnt a lot about posture, diet, mindfulness and meditation. In recent years there has been a growing amount of research into these fields with science validating the health benefits of good posture (Asana), breath work (Pranayama), and correct diet for preventing and aiding in peoples health.
The more I study nutrition, rehabilitation, and scientific articles on general health the more I find considerable overlap between the science of health and the ancient wisdom of the East.
The Way I Work...
Functional Chiropractic aims to improve every aspect of movement
Restore functional movement and strength to areas that need attention
Helping injury recovery and increased health in the musculoskeletal system
Mindfulness, breathing and emotional freedom help to release tension