Listen & watch whichever grasps your interest to understand why we use this incredible model of movement.
Gary is kind of a secret weapon in injury prevention, performance development and all around bodily health because Gary’s interest lies in awareness and alignment. Awareness not only in the present sense but also awareness of our past.
Because tuning in to the events of our past can shine a light on how it has informed our present way of moving, living and being and with this awareness we have the potential to improve our alignment of our body and I think it goes much deeper and I believe it helps a line our body and mind and our spirit in order to to reach your potential.
The foot (and human body in general) is an incredibly complex structure, and often times we reduce our understanding of it down to “just stretch this muscle and strengthen this other one”, or “let’s try to point those feet or knees in a particular direction that we deem correct”. At the end of the day, the body is always doing the best that it can, given the sensory information that it has. When we lack sensory information, we will have trouble moving our joints and bones properly, and things tend to go downhill from there. Gary helps us to holistically understand the way the body works based on its own incredible ability to interpret information and heal itself. For today’s episode, Gary and I talk about some performance-driven issues and aspects of foot training. We start out with a chat about those athletes who tend to walk with the toes “turned out” and if this is something that should be labeled as “dysfunctional” and in need of correction.
As seen on BBC’s Dr. In the House – Gary Ward is an author, educator and speaker on the subject of human movement and anatomy. He is the inventor of the Flow Motion Model: a simple description of what the body does and when it does it… A powerful tool for both assessment and intervention of the human body in the quest for health through movement. Gary is the author of ‘What The Foot’ and teaches his work all over the world.
Dr Chatterjee talks to Gary Ward about his journey on discovering his passion for human movement, how he believes healthcare professionals and movement specialists can learn from his philosophy and why we should all be in control of our own health.
In BBC One’s Doctor in the House Dr Chattergee with Gary Ward helps 42-year-old Mark, who works in retail. A former athlete, Mark has suffered from back pain for over 20 years and this has caused him significant problems.
Most cases of back pain are self-limiting and probably go within a few weeks. Mark was different.
He had chronic back pain and this had lasted for years. He has had to take time off from work, which has impacted his family’s financial situation, and he’s even had to stay in hospital because his pain has been so severe.
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What The Foot Book: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/1907261087/ref=as_li_qf_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=avnitouch-21&creative=6738&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=1907261087&linkId=117b4763411c745431b58a69b1326646
Wake Your Body Up = www.findingcentre.co.uk/wakeyourbodyup