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Get Your Body Back

 I’m so delighted that you came across my page. Let me explain what I can do for you.

 Growing up, we didn’t get an owner’s manual for our bodies. When we suffer an injury, or we feel pain that seemingly came out of nowhere, we blame our bodies, and we’re frustrated and understandingly disheartened. I want you to know that there is always a very good reason for that pain. You just don’t understand it (yet).

 Most of us have never learned the proper way to move, despite the misleading name “Physical education”. We learn the rules of games like soccer or baseball. We learn how to score and that the one who runs faster than everyone else wins. Early on the More is Better mindset got so deeply ingrained into our subconscious that we don’t even consider any other options anymore.

 With the help of great healers like physical therapists, chiropractors or other body workers, you can recover from this injury, but if you go back to your sport or activity you put your body into the same environment that made you suffer the strain or injury. 

 

You haven’t changed the source of the problem.

 It’s a (downward) spiral. The older we get, the harder it is to bounce back, and it's not because of the age of our bones or muscles or joints. 

 I don’t believe that our body parts wear out after a certain amount of time and have to be replaced. Our body rebuilds itself down to the bone every 7 years. This means technically we can have a completely different body after 7 years. 

 The reality is that we have habits and we spend the next decade moving inefficiently, namely exactly like before. 

 

Unconsciously with every step that we take, you will re-create the problem.

 Noooooo!

 This site is dedicated to explaining to you patterns of movement that are beneficial instead of destructive to your tissues, like bones, cartilage, tendons, ligaments etc.

 If you know how to move with correct alignment, then you will be pain-free. We can perform our sports and jobs with ample energy and endurance and we can enjoy active lives for many many happy years to come.

 

 How well do you know your body? Really?

 Coming full circle - if in fact, you know yourself really well, then nothing can stop you. 

 

Let’s Get Your Body Back - and you’ll see that life will move so much better.

 

My Movement Manifesto

  • Sensation is information. If moving hurts, it’s a sign to take a closer look. Not a reason to be afraid, nor to give up what you enjoy.
  • Smarter not harder. Repeating a poorly performed movement over and over, will make you perfect at being imperfect. Use your mind to gather a working knowledge about movement.
  • Controlled movements. If in doubt, slow down the movement. The faster you move the less time you have to pay attention to the details.
  • Honor your comfort zone. It’s where you’ll be safe. It’s where you can thrive.
  • Quality over quantity. More is not better. Better is better.
  • Scales. Like a recipe for a delicious meal, efficient movement requires the right amount of all ingredients. A balance between right and left, up and down, front and back, mobility and stability. Strive towards the middle path.
  • Core Centering. Be in the moment with your movement. Find the center of your body. If the core doesn’t work, the top and the bottom don’t work either. Find out what lies at the core of your problem. Let’s fix that instead of dabbling at the periphery, and dealing with the symptoms.
  • No side effects. Every exercise can have potential side effects unless we know how to screen to avoid them.
  • Be You. Everyone else is already taken, right? Stand up for yourself. Each of us has different strengths and challenges. By knowing yourself better, you can be more comfortable with your body, live a more authentic life, and be happier all over.

What's your movement related problem? I'd love to offer some insight into what might be the cause of the discomfort or pain.

Please send your questions to [email protected]. I would be more than happy to answer your questions.

Many blessings,