About The Movement Space 6 Step N.O. P.A.I.N Method
Over the past 5 years of working with clients experiencing chronic pain, Laura has created the 6 step N.O. P.A.I.N method. I found that my clients were coming in and were frustrated with feeling like they couldn’t do anything but rest, or they kept re-injuring themselves every time they would start to exercise again. I knew there had to be a better way of training and a way of working on the foundation of how your body moves to make sure you were able to still maintain your exercise routine, but adjust what you were doing so you were able to make some progress. This method allows us to train safely and effectively while helping you to address both the symptom and the potential cause of your pain and help you get back to doing the things you love.
Here is a quick summary of how we approach training & have 100% success rate with not injuring our clients.
We work with you to initially assess where you are at, and set your direction of training and NOTE your GOALS. This can as simple as reducing pain & starting to move on a regular basis. We regularly come back to this step, as your goals will evolve over time and you gain clarity on exactly what it is you are wanting to achieve.
Then we start to OPTIMISE your MOBILITY, this may give you symptomatic relief and begin to give you back that sense of freedom of movement and confidence in what your body can do.
As we continue to build the foundation of what your body is capable of, we begin to POSITION your POSTURE. This is the brain training, where we rebuild the brain-body connection. Often after a period of injury or reduced capacity, the wiring in your body (nerves) can get a little dusty or sometimes the connections aren't that strong, wires can even get a little crossed. This phase of training involves a lot of isometric holds and static postures so we can simply get the wiring back to where it needs to be.
We move on to ADD DYNAMIC STABILITY once we have rebuilt that brain-body connection. This is where we start to add simple movement back into your training. We keep it simple because we are maintaining the posture and alignment that we have gained in the last phase whilst challenging the body with different movement patterns.
Now we can safely INCREASE STRENGTH by increasing the load whilst maintaining the posture and alignment you have gained. This doesn't involve bootcamp or crossfit style training, rather challenging the body with movement patterns and using weights or band resistance to increase your strength.
NOW you can RETEST AND PROGRESS, this phase is where we will be re-assessing your goals and movement patterns, which your trainer will be constantly doing during your sessions. This may reveal that we need to revisit one of the phases of movement to increase your ability to move better, or it may mean that we can reset the compass and move onto the next goal and movement.
If you would like to find out how we can help you overcome your recurring injuries and reduce and manage your pain through movement get in touch to request your movement evaluation and we can get you started on the path of getting back to doing the things you love.