Improves Balance, Coordination & Flexibility
Compensations may have become your “new normal.”
- Neuromuscular imbalances cause asymmetries in the body
- Your body recruits other muscles, which creates abnormal & inefficient patterns
- Resulting in increased wear and tear, pain, and loss of function.
Our Functional Movement Specialist can help you get to the bottom of your abnormal patterns.
We combine knowledge of movement traditions such as Pilates and Yoga with new techniques in kinesiology such as the M.E.L.T. Method ®, OOV, the Functional Movement Screen (FMS), Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS), Relief Through Rolling, and ReXist360. The result is enhanced performance, stability, and ease.
Our Physiotherapy and Functional Movement approach is ideal for anyone wishing to optimize physical performance, or for those struggling with chronic musculoskeletal imbalances. Conditions we can help with a Functional Movement Program at Thrive! Wellness Center include:
Athletes / Fitness Enthusiasts
Pelvic Floor Imbalances
Pre & Post-Natal
Pre & Post-Menopausal
Knee Pain or Instability
Hip Pain or Instability
Our Physiotherapy and Functional Movement Approach
Our Physiotherapy and Functional Movement approach uncovers the reasons for imbalances and retrains your body for normal function and enhanced performance. Your personalized plan might include any of the following:
The M.E.L.T. Method®
(MELT®) is a simple self-treatment designed to help you stay healthy, youthful, and active for a lifetime. MELT employs the use of gentle tools and self-care protocols to improve the supportive qualities of the connective tissue system (fascia) to restore neurological stability and sensory-motor control. The ultimate outcome is pain relief and performance improvement.
This product works by activating the user’s core stabilizing muscles while also gently extending the spine to stimulate healthy intervertebral disc lubrication. From stretching to core strengthening to rehabilitation or for relaxation purposes, the Oov can be utilized with significant benefits for spinal health.
The Functional Movement Screen
(FMS) is a tool used to identify the body’s asymmetries which result in functional movement deficiencies. The FMS aims to identify imbalances in mobility, stability, and flexibility during seven fundamental movement patterns. These movement patterns are designed to provide observable performance of basic locomotor, manipulative and stabilizing movements by placing an individual in extreme positions where weaknesses and imbalances become noticeable if appropriate mobility and motor control are not utilized. Once these deficiencies have been identified through the FMS, a program of corrective exercises is then developed with the goal of preventing musculoskeletal injuries. This screening is highly recommended to ALL athletes.
Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization
(DNS) combines developmental kinesiology, neurophysiology and biomechanics. In the first critical years of life, the nervous system establishes programs that control human posture, movement, and gait. Based upon neurodevelopmental and rehabilitation principles, Pavel Kolar organized the next generation of clinical protocols designed to restore and stabilize locomotor function. This new rehabilitation approach is called Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS).
ReXist360 is a resistance training system that stimulates neuromuscular communication in the lower body. Pelvic stabilizers engage allowing to train better posture and movements instantly. This is great for anyone with knee, hip, and low back issues.
Relief Through Rolling
(RTR) is a self-care technique for everyone to reduce and relieve the pain the moment it is happening. Relief Through Rolling breaks the pain cycle and allows the body to repair and regenerate.