Anatomy in Motion or AiM is an assessment tool. It is the creation of Gary Ward, author of What The Foot?The Flow Motion Model™is the roadmap for your body’s movement in all three planes of motion during the gait cycle. From heal strike to toe off it is possible to determine where every joint in your body should be in every plane of motion. That is a lot of possibility. Using this guide will help us to see what is missing in your body. It is the lens through which we will look to decide your very specific needs and goals and create a plan. Most likely your plan will involve an integrated approach with other modalities after a thorough AiM assessment is complete.
'Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization or DNS is a manual and rehabilitative approach to optimize the movement system based upon the scientific principles of developmental kinesiology....human motor function in early childhood is genetically predetermined and follows a predictable pattern....these motor patterns or programs are formed as the central nervous system matures....maturation of the brain influences development of motor control patterns, which in turn, influences structural development.' International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
If there was a delay in development or an interruption in development for whatever reason, DNS is a modality that is used to restore or remember that function. The principles of establishing intra abdominal pressure are used with all clients as a means of understanding the connection of breathing and 'core' to all movement.
Neurokinetic Therapy® or NKT is an assessment and treatment modality that addresses the causes of dysfunctional movement/coordination problems at their root in the motor control center of the brain. Using manual muscle testing we can determine the dysfunctional relationships occurring in a pattern of movement and correct those patterns through movement.