The AiM Finding Centre courses are taught by Gary Ward and Chris Sritharan.
It is a full immersion into the realm of closed chain biomechanics and Gary’s
Flow Motion Model.
How we teach
The goal of an AiM practitioner is simple: to help you to bring your own body into alignment and create an environment in which the healing can begin. The human body is the ultimate healer – a title belonging to no therapist.
Imagine doing all of this in a fast, effective, enjoyable and efficient way as you guide the client through corrective, rehabilitative, developmental and performance phases of their training.
The AiM courses cater for newly qualified* to advanced Personal Trainers and even attract physios, osteopaths, podiatrists and the medical fraternity into our catchment too. Why? The AiM technology caters for and complements all existing therapies. What we teach is fresh, new and usable from day one. All you need is a Personal Trainer qualification or a sports science degree or to be a practising medical therapist.
* Some experience of working with clients is advisable for new PTs.
The Flow Motion Model™
The Gait CycleGary created the Flow Motion Model™: a map of the moving human body and the journey your body takes through the gait cycle. He recognised that when the heel hits the ground it’s possible that you can determine what each joint in the body is doing in all three dimensions at that particular moment in time. He identified five key phases of walking as we roll from heel to toe covering a journey of 0.65-0.8 seconds in which every single joint undertakes every single possible joint motion in all three dimensions! Sounds complex? That’s why we needed a map…
What Happens During Movement?During movement (both fundamental and sporting activities), the joints, ligaments and muscles in your body have a role to play and everything is dependent on all other parts being capable of doing their job to function optimally. When your body reduces movement to protect something, say due to previous injury for example, it exposes other areas which can become at risk – this may or may not be at the site of pain.
What Does the Map Show Us?The map has been created to provide a reference tool for all therapists with which to cross-reference static posture and /or dynamic motion and compare what the body is doing with what it could be doing when effortlessly flowing through gait (walking). The map guides us to use specific whole body movements to give movement back to the exposed areas while encouraging the structure to feel safe from previous injuries.
How is this done?Most therapies concentrate on stabilising structures. We recognise that movement is ever present in the system so why stabilise what should be mobilised? All joints move in concert with each other but they somehow lose their way over the years. Regardless of your discomfort, our goal is to teach your body to find centre by following the map of the Flow Motion Model. A centred and balanced body is one in which the human body holds the richest environment for your healing to take place.
Are you looking to understand human movement?
Do you want to accelerate your clients toward their goals?
Do you want to help people with pain in their daily life or with injury in their chosen sport?
If you would like more information on AiM courses please contact us by email:
Please note that Gary is not currently seeing new clients. Please revert to the “Find a Practitioner” page or check out our ‘Wake Your Body Up’ programme
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