The Finding Centre Immersion course is taught by Gary Ward and Chris Sritharan. It is a 6 day full immersion into the realm of closed chain biomechanics and Gary’s Flow Motion Model.
It is very important to recognise that the aim of any therapeutic work undertaken with Gary is never to enter into an "I fix you : you fix me" relationship. His philosophy (which mirrors many others) is that the human body is the ultimate healer - a title belonging to no therapist. Gary's goal is simple: to help you to bring your body into alignment and create an environment in which the healing can begin. This can be a slow or a fast process. Gary will be willing to put time and energy into investigating your solution so long as you will too. For this reason Gary offers a package of four sessions so as to be sure to receive your commitment to the process.
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.
Gary 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…
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.
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.
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?
"Gary’s intuitive approach to therapy is as challenging as it is convincing and the results speak for themselves."
ASHLEIGH WALLACE, TECHNICAL LEAD PHYSIOTHERAPIST, ENGLISH INSTITUTE OF SPORT.
"Gary is paving the way for a completely new approach to physical therapy and human performance. He has the ability to make the body’s most-cryptic musculoskeletal ailments and nuances seem like common sense. What The Foot? is the definitive painkilling guide that every athlete, therapist and orthopaedist needs to read."
ALEX HARRIS, FITNESS EDITOR, MEN'S HEALTH.
"What the Foot is the kind of book that the Physiotherapy profession has being crying out for to help us realise that we cannot treat injuries and pain in isolation and that the whole body and nervous system needs to be taken into account with every single injury. A great read and game changer!"
DR. CARLYLE JENKINS, LEADING SPORTS CHIROPRACTOR, HARLEY STREET
"This book is a simple MUST read whether you are an athlete, a personal trainer, a physio, chiro or osteo. I feel I have been given a gift from Gary and reading his long awaited book just cements my feelings WTF? Really? Yes it unlocks the potential in everyone."
LISA LETCHFORD, OLYMPIAN, GB HOCKEY, BEIJING 2008