Move more efficiently with reduced pain and injury.

Myofascial Release (self- massage) Tutorials and Tips.

Welcome to Cairns Gait and Posture Training. Moving more efficiently reduces pain and injury and improves performance. But how do you do it?

The How

  • Myofascial Release (MFR or Self Massage)

  • Adjust Posture Safely and Effectively

  • Analyze and Change Gait

  • Functional Biomechanics Exercises

  • Optimizing Health More Broadly

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Training and Costs

Structural Integration Training = $80 per hour

Learn to Self-Massage (MFR) = $50 per hour

The full training system; from MFR, postural and movement training, along with diet and lifestyle advice, tips, and coaching.

Learn MFR and you won't pay for a massage ever again. This may only take 3 or 4 sessions to complete. Some people may pick up the gist of it after just one and be good to go. A hugely beneficial skill, I want teach to as many as I can.

How Does the Training Work?

If you choose to train with me, either in person, the first port of call is a simple posture and movement assessment. This lets me know specifics about you and I can tailor sessions for your particular issues. That being said, the practical side of the first few sessions will be the same for almost all of my clients. Even so, we are all different and it may take me a number of sessions to understand how you are moving. Although there will problems you know about, it is very likely there will be many that you don't.

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Learning how to do this yourself will be an important first step for many people, especially those who find it difficult to adjust their postural positioning. This is essentially self-massage or rolling. In my experience many people dabble a bit in it without really knowing how to do it properly and when they know how to do it, often don't. But for many of you, practicing it regularly will be incredibly helpful by itself and will greatly improve the process of learning to move more efficiently. See my blog post, "What is Myofascial Release and Why Should I do it?"

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Corrective Exercise

Once we have got rid of some of the restrictions holding you back with some self-massage techniques, we then apply corrective exercises to set better movement patterns in motion. At first these positions and movements will seem alien and a very conscious effort will have to be taken to do them correctly, but step-by-step it will become part of your unconscious movement and posture. 

 

The corrective exercises will not be easy, but don't be expecting to be pouring with sweat afterwards, at least at first.

 

To begin with we need to understand how to hold yourself properly. Think of the workout to feel more like a Pilates class rather than a weights session. If you are someone who trains often and likes to push themselves, this kind of workout will be one you can do on a recovery day and much of it is excellent preparation for harder workouts. However, in a ideal world we need to start thinking about adjusting what we perceive as "healthy" forms of exercise that sustains you over the long term.

This type of training is subtle and educational; you will know a lot more about your body and be able to help yourself. The concepts are actually quite simple, but they need to be practiced. 

Once we have mastered static positions, then we go about the process of mastering how to maintain them through different ranges of movement. This is what will take a lifetime to perfect, but the process of doing this is what will change your life for the better, especially if you experience pain and injury often.

Advanced training sessions need some equipment (but much less than you might expect), but the most fundamental aspects of the training require very little equipment at all and can be done anywhere.

Learn how to move the way you are biomechanically evolved to move and you will feel the difference with reduced pain, greater range of movement, and improved efficiency and performance.

 

All of the work I do is based on evolutionary theory and the most up-to-date human biomechanics research.

 

I am a big admirer of the work of Thomas Myers in his book, 'Anatomy Trains', which chronicles the recent findings in fascial connections and their role in movement.

 

From a practical application perspective, Functiona Patterns has had a major influence on me. I am not a Functional Patterns practitioner myself, but their work has inspired much of the way I go about training. I highly recommend checking them out at www.functionalpatterns.com, as they are the best in the industry by a country mile in a truly functional and therapeutic way of exercising.

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