When a bum knee or foot pain or back pain stop you from being able move comfortably, you want to know how to fix it.
You've probably tried a lot of things already to get rid of the pain - stretching before you work out, stretching after you work out, yoga classes, massage, heat, ice, different shoes, etc, etc. Maybe you got some results but none of those did what you were really hoping they'd do - consistently help you over the long run. You still feel like you're at the mercy of your body or, even worse, your genetics.
Remember that definition of insanity? Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results (thank you Albert Einstein!). Repeat your poor movement and alignment habits over days and weeks and months and years (that you learned from observing how your family moved their bodies) and you'll continue create the conditions that set you up for a bum knee, foot pain, hip pain or an "angry" shoulder.
But, change the movement and alignment pieces of your pain equation and you not only give your body the chance to repair the damage that's been done but you also prevent the damage snowball - the foot pain that becomes knee pain that turns into a gimpy hip.
You can reset your movement and alignment habits. You can learn to move in a way that minimizes wear and tear on your joints and gets you back to doing what you love to do without the pain that goes along with it.
Restorative Exercise, as created by biomechanic scientist Katy Bowman, MS, teaches you how to support your joint health through natural movement and correct alignment.
This educational movement program approaches the body from an biomechanical model, free from cultural influences, which means we look beyond the smoke and mirrors of "good" posture and evaluate the nitty gritty of what's really going on using objective bony alignment markers like your anterior iliac spine on your pelvis (don't worry if you don't know what that is yet, you'll learn).
These alignment markers help us to better understand your joint position and muscle lengths and how your body supports various loads for better or for worse. You'll learn how we were designed to move, before we interrupted our innate movement programs with things like chairs, cars, shoes, etc.
Remember, under the right conditions, your body does an amazing job of regenerating & repairing itself. Unfortunately most of us have never known "the right conditions". Now you get to learn how to create those right conditions.
When you understand how your body is designed to work, you can have a positive impact on a whole variety of things like:
- diastasis recti
- pelvic pain
- pelvic organ prolapse
- shoulder pain
- back pain
- hip pain
- knee pain
- balance challenges