In the field of Women’s Health (POP, DRA, UI, Pelvic Pain, etc.) there is a broad spectrum of widely variable approaches ranging from Hypopressives to Piston Science. While the various approaches use different, and at times seemingly opposite strategies for managing Women’s Health issues, there seems to be a common thread across most (if not all) approaches: alignment optimization is a pre-requisite to healing!
In this workshop we will introduce Anatomy in Motion (AiM), the brainchild of Gary Ward, internationally acclaimed educator and author of What the Foot. AiM is a unique approach for optimizing both static and dynamic alignment. Using gait as an entry point for both assessment and treatment, AiM enhances practitioners’ abilities to guide clients/patients toward a more centered, and therefore more optimal, static and dynamic alignment. Gary Ward has created a model of closed-chain biomechanics by mapping all of the joints in the body, in all three dimensions, in all phases of the gait cycle: the Flow Motion Model(™) (FMM). This model includes all 33 joints in the feet and their impact on the rest of the body.
Why gait? Gait is a universal repetitive human movement. Even a sedentary person takes 2000-3000 steps a day — imagine how many times an active person is repeating the gait cycle (from heel strike to heel strike).
If a movement bias/asymmetry shows up in gait, it almost definitely shows up in all activities (e.g. picking up a baby, sports, gardening, etc.).
In this workshop we will cover:
Rehabilitative Movement Specialist Margy Verba has been in practice for 25 years. She has studied under a wide range of leading internationally acclaimed Pelvic Health educators/researchers. The primary influences on her practice are Gary Ward/AiM and Julie Wiebe, PT both of whom she has studied with since 2014. For many years, she has taught biomechanics/anatomy to bodyworkers, as well as in several yoga and Pilates teacher trainings.
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