restorative exercise

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Based on an evolutionary model, the underlying premise of Restorative Exercise simply states that all-over muscle use is a requirement of human health and is not optional. The amount of movement required for modern living is very low compared to the quantities of movement needed historically and, void of specific mechanical stimulation, our cells begin to behave erratically, resulting in injury and disease.
— Move Your DNA

If we exercise several times a week, we are seen to be fit and healthy but what are we doing once we have ticked that box? How are we spending the rest of our time? What position do we find ourselves in most frequently (chair, anyone!)? What does our environment look like and how is it shaping us? The way we live today, the environment we live in, can have a detrimental effect on our health and we are simply not aware of how our habits and our lack of movement in general can impact our bodies in all kinds of ways.

what is restorative exercise?

Restorative Exercise is an objective way of looking at the body. Using specific alignment points, it is easy to see where we are right now and helps us to understand why we may have particular issues.

The program consists of exercises based on the alignment model developed by Katy Bowman, a biomechanical scientist. These exercises are designed to teach you how to use your body optimally, restore motor skill, develop strength and introduce you to more natural movement.

why does it work so well?

There is often a mechanical cause for the many body ailments that seem rife in our culture. If you have aches or pains, or worn out a body part, then there are some modifications you need to make in how you are using your body.  Restorative Exercise will help you to recognise which movement habits are damaging and teach you healthier movement patterns.

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Improving the way you sit, stand and walk will:

  • Reduce pain
  • Develop your strength
  • Reduce wear and tear on joints
  • Increase your metabolism
  • Build bond density
  • Increase overall wellbeing
  • And much more.

what can restorative exercise help with?

  • Foot pain (plantar fasciitis, bunions, neuromas etc.)
  • Shoulder issues
  • Pelvic floor disorders
  • Osteoporosis
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • And much more.

Restorative Exercise is for everyone, find out what your body should be able to do and take the steps towards a healthier you.

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