Sensory systems feed your brain information about the world around you.
Your brain uses this information to build a picture of that world.
The quality of that picture depends on the quality of the information your brain has to build it with.
The better the picture, the safer your brain feels.
A safer brain means the faster it will let you run, lift, strike, flex and generally live how you want to.
100's of visits and payments to chiropractors, massage therapists, physiotherapists, PT's, doctors, pain clinics et al, hoping that this time they'll be able to help.
Most therapists are experts in the one field they've trained in.
For example; if you bring your back pain to a back specialist, they will focus on your back. If you bring your foot pain to a foot specialist, they will focus on your foot.
But what if the area that hurts isn't the problem at all?
How can you expect to fix it if you can't find it?
With every professional you see that can't help, you start believing that you'll be stuck with anxiety, pain or any issue forever.
Here's what your therapist doesn't say. All symptoms are a product of the brain and nervous system. The body is where the symptoms show up but the nervous system and brain are where the cause is.
That's why we start there. Because everything starts there.
It's the foundations of what we do and why we get results.
Our methods are backed by the South East England NHS commissioner and head of Kings college Nursing studies because we help your nervous system feel safe enough to break the negative cycle of symptoms.
A system with reduced threat is a system that isn't in fight or flight mode.
WHAT ARE THE SYSTEMS INVOLVED?
More than just 20/20
Vision is your brain's most important system, just think how much moving in everyday life relies on your ability to see.
We think of 20/20 as “perfect vision.”
But vision can be improved just like any other skill.
Your eyes have muscles controlling their ability to move and just like any other muscle, they can be trained.
If you can see well the quality of information your brain can process increases. This then increases the ability you will have to move well.
In real life, unlike the opticians, things move and we need the ability to see and track them clearly in order for the brain to feel safe enough to allow us to move.
We train your eye’s ability to see clearly and move well.
Where am I going and which way is up?
Our vestibular system (in our inner ear) is a vitally important system to the brain and movement.
Without it we wouldn't be able to move as we wouldn't have much of an idea where we were moving to!
This system is automatic and we hardly even notice it but if theres a mis-match between the vestibular system and the other sensory systems it can have huge effects on our ability to move well.
This can cause muscles to and posture to change and lead to long term pain and movement problems.
All of our courses help retrain the vestibular system to function well.
Our movement map
If you can't sense a limb, you won't be able to move it. And if you could, you wouldn't know where you had moved it to!
Being able to sense your joints and muscles is called proprioception.
The brain adapts to what it does everyday, and if you have mis-matched maps it won't feel safe allowing you to move.
Much like a GPS. all of your neural maps must match to build a clear picture of the world around you and how you are moving through it.
It these maps aren't working well together your ability to move will be hampered.
We train the proprioceptive system to move with control through the full range of motion.