Efficient Running and Movement Coach
Passionate about researching, analyzing and coaching efficient movement and running. Understanding how bodies move, and WHY they might have restriction or pain.
Discover optimal, everyday movement; efficient, intelligent running; and ultimate strength, fitness and conditioning, through fundamental human movement.
Do you have a sports injury?
Have you been told running is bad for you?
Do you have restriction and pain in your everyday?
Do you have painful feet, knees, hips or lower back?
Do you want to run again but are scared you’ll hurt yourself?
If you agree to any of the above, have tried other options but nothing works, then this is for you. For the everyday person, the curious runner, the serious athlete. Efficient, pain free movement is for everyone, for life.
By assessing human movement through the lens of gait, using closed-chain biomechanics, and paying particular attention to your feet and reflexive health, we can learn the ‘root cause’ of your movement patterns that might be causing restriction or pain.
The process is a biomechanical and reflexive analysis of what movements and space your body is not accessing for fluid and efficient locomotion, whether that be walking or running.
The work is grounded in Gary Ward’s ‘Anatomy in Motion’, a study of human movement through the lens of gait. Gathering information about what a body is and isn’t able to access when in motion.
It is an understanding that we cannot treat injuries and pain in isolation and that the whole body and nervous system needs to be taken into account.
It’s a process of unravelling movement patterns that have been built over a lifetime, and looking at the body as an integrated, whole system, rather than treating the area that hurts.
It’s not an “I fix you, you fix me” approach, but a re-education of the brain body connection. Very specific to you and how and why your movement patterns have formed.
Using very simple, but effective, movements as stimuli, neural pathways are reawakened and the body starts to access space it was not occupying, finding alignment and creating an environment in which the body can begin to heal and discover optimal movement again.
My philosophy – if we can move well, as our physiology intended, we will generally feel well. If we can bring back the fundamental, biological movements that our body might be missing, we can find more freedom, efficiency and ease with everything we do. Regaining your autonomy, building more confidence and strength, regardless of your age, size or skill level, is empowering.
I live and work in the incredible natural setting of the UNESCO World Heritage Tramuntana Mountains, Mallorca, Spain. Immersing in nature as you learn not only feels good, but amplifies your learning.
After completing numerous trainings in different movement practices and disciplines, and years of experience coaching the methodology of natural and barefoot running, I have now come to the realisation that many people need to go back to the ‘root cause’ of WHY they might not be able to move well in everyday life.
So before we get you running, with the increased loads associated, let’s get back to the fundamental, basic, movements for human locomotion, and see what might be missing in your range.
We will assess how you move, and what spaces your brain and body don’t occupy. Through no fault, but simply years of moving in other ways. Movement patterns that have been created, from whatever life has thrown at you. Learning to understand your body, instead of blaming it.
Once new stimuli is introduced, and your sensory system reawakens, you will discover a more fluid, synchronised body for all types of movement.
After training with the brilliant Helen Hall, as a PFM coach (Perpetual Forward Motion School of Efficient Running) I share the philosophy… “Let your body run you…” So let’s find a body that moves as a synchronized whole, in balance, alignment and harmony. All parts communicating, without having to think, force or punish yourself to move, walk or run.
Thank you Shirley O’Hara Falcone for the banner image.