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Gait-Based Investigation

Gait - a person's manner of walking

A gait-based analysis method.

Why is it gait-based? Gait is a universal repetitive movement that uses every joint in the body in all 3 planes of motion (front-back, sideways, rotation).  Gait-based analysis can uncover asymmetries, restrictions, and timing issues.  This can reveal sub-optimal patterns throughout the body that may be causing pain.

These patterns carry over to all your movements (e.g. sports, picking up a baby, etc.).  Exploring gait-based movement combinations may help your brain re-learn fluent joint mechanics and their relationships between joints (ie. how do your hip joint mechanics affect your knee?)  Learning these patterns can influence your entire moving life.

This may benefit people in chronic pain by taking back the control of their body’s movement and may also benefit athletes with performance gains.

A Partnership in Healing

If you want to work through your body and learn how to move freely again then we might be just the people for you to work with. 

Partnership?  Yes indeed.  This is a team effort of our knowledge and experience combined with your implementation of the strategies found in your own body.

Validating your Experience

You have a history and we have questions to ask about it.  Want to know why you keep suffering the same aches & pains?

Previous practitioners may not have looked back at your entire history to find the time your body started to adapt to injury and pain. 

A Potential for Recovery

Most people look closely at your pain site and not the entire history of how you got there.  Self-healing may be possible when someone determines your whole-body picture and points you in the right direction. 

Why on earth does the same pain keep popping up?

The true cause has probably not yet been found.  Is it your time to find out?

The Cycle of Frustration...

When all you want is answers.
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How often do you see practitioners for the same pain, the same spot, the same experience.

Once it was a knee pain and now it is also the foot, the back, maybe into your backside and hips.

You might have tried massage or physio, maybe pilates and yet it’s still a problem.  Maybe it kind of goes away but as soon as you stop YOUR regime it returns, much the same.  You keep trying other people but the pain is not going away.  Have you asked “Is this it for me”?

You use that spiky ball, the foam roller, stretch this, activate that, work your core…but it’s never enough!  Nothing is ever enough. You always need to keep up the routine.

What if we told you that the potential answer to your pain and frustration was available to be seen in the way you stand, walk and move.  And if you learnt to move what is stiff, blocked or stuck, that your body may respond in kind with movement, and let go of the symptoms you feel.

Maybe you have felt out of whack, out of balance for so long that you have just accepted it as your normal…justified it with schoolbags or shoulder bags, poor posture, genetics, your occupation.  Maybe that’s what you have been told.  It’s just the way it is.  That’s just you.  Learn to live with it


That’s not what we think.  We look deep into your history where others tend not to look, to work out why you feel the way you do. 

These imbalances have a major impact on your body tension patterns, stretching it here and compressing it on the opposite side. It’s a push-pull system (ie. if you push it here, it will pull there and vice versa).

The reason we adapt throughout the body is that your brain will always try to keep your eyes in a level position.  If your eyes are not level it’s pretty difficult to move.

Your body will adjust somewhere for every little imbalance just to keep those eyes level.

Eventually it’s a case of those adjustments going too far and you feel pain.  Your pain is real.  BUT it’s often not where the issue first began.

Want to see what may be possible for you? 
Call Reception on 9859 5059 or use the button below to book an AiM appointment.

Dr Elise Fuller & Dr Katie Willy are qualified with the AiM method (Anatomy in Motion).  Our clients have been able to explore why their pain existed and experience movement to free their adaptions.  This process can be liberating.  It not only justifies your painful experience, it empowers you to be a major part of your success while we navigate the body map called the “Flow-Motion-Model”.

What is “Anatomy in Motion”?

AiM (Anatomy In Motion ®) is a completely wholistic way of looking at pain and dysfunction. The brainchild of renowned Sports Therapist Gary Ward (author of What The Foot?), AiM is a systematic approach to assessing and influencing movement through gait (walking). Much of the chronic pain people experience can be mapped to problems in the gait cycle. Correcting these problems helps the body return to balance and a pain free space.

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