Movement Therapy

Movement is an implicit and expressive instrument of communication and expression. Understanding the correlation between verbal and movement therapy techniques enables the therapist to deliver treatment to a broad range of clients, applying tactile, movement and/or verbal interventions with confidence, in the pursuit of best possible outcome for the client.

Movement Therapy Initiative

Dynamic Stability or Kinetic Control

Dynamic stability or kinetic control addresses the movement dysfunction that represents compensatory patterns of movement created by articular or myofascial restrictions.

The role of the myotherapist involves:

  • the assessment of the movement dysfunction
  • the development of an intervention strategy to restore neuromuscular control and functional movements.

For more information: Deconditioned Myofascia

Functional Strength & Conditioning Training

Functional training attempts to adapt or develop exercises which allow individuals to perform the activities of daily life like lifting, holding, pushing, pulling, throwing, walking and reaching more easily and without pain, stiffness, restriction or causing injuries. Functional strength is the ability to load your joints (spine, shoulders, hips, knees, and ankles) through a full range of motion with strength, endurance, coordination, power, speed and agility.

Functional Range Conditioning

Functional Range Conditioning, or FRC, is a system of mobility and joint control training.

FRC principles include:

  • controlled articular rotations
  • progressive and regressive angular isometric loading
  • passive end range holds, passive end range liftoffs, and hovers

Somatic Movement Therapy

Somatic Movement Therapy is a process of re-educating the nervous system so that you can perceive and respond better in life.

The process of Somatic Movement Therapy brings clients into awareness.

Yoga is a traditional somatic movement discipline.

Movement Integration

Movement education is a valuable adjunct to Structural Integration.

Client and practitioner explore the sensations of freer and more fluid motion during breathing, walking, bending, lifting and other simple daily movements. Through further sensory-motor experiencing, the client learns to embody the qualities of efficient and graceful movement during more complex activities in work or leisure environments.

Pilates Method

Clinical Pilates is a form of exercise therapy that focuses on movement integration, spinal articulation, breathing, axial elongation and core control.

Clinical Pilates provides a clinical assessment and treatment tool.