iMove Freely

The combination of iMoveFreely and some PilatesĀ iMoveFreely

iMoveFreely is a unique concept – it is a muscle release technique which takes muscles which have not worked as well as they could do in the past and helps them to regain their full range of movement, and therefore move freely.

Movements that reduces discomfort and pain.

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What is iMoveFreely?

iMoveFreely is injury prevention and corrective exercises. It is based on a branch of biomechanics that helps injury prevention and optimal performance (no matter what your fitness level is). There is no point in starting an exercise programme if you body is not working correctly. Loss of confidence in movement (especially exercise) can be due to pain in the shoulder, lower back, knees and pelvis. iMoveFreely helps reduce pain and discomfort, meaning that you can take part in exercise and gain full benefit from moving freely.

iMF in more detail

Our body’s moments are governed by two forms of biomechanics – intrinsic and extrinsic. iMoveFreely concentrates on the intrinsic biomechanics:

  • Extrinsic biomechanics concentrates on analysing the performance of a movement or task, for example, getting up and down from a chair, in an optimal mechanically efficient way.
  • Intrinsic biomechanics is how the body works mechanically during the performance of a movement or task. This has a major impact on how the body compensates during the performance of Extrinsic Biomechanical movements or tasks.

Often the body is merely compensating for intrinsic biomechanical faults during functional tasks and the more we practice those tasks or movements, the more we have to compensate and so the risk of injury increases. Sometimes during functional movement patterns we are simply grooving our body to compensate for our intrinsic biomechanical faults, whereas we should be reducing the need to compensate by correcting the causes, not merely working around the problem.

But.. there is something we can do about it. By testing four key areas of your body using specific, non-invasive and reproducible techniques we can see which areas of your body are affected (and therefore unbalanced), and can then correct them. Would you believe that your right hip is connected to your left shoulder? And pain in one can come from the other? Well – it can!

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Cath with iMoveFreely course Director Rachel France, after completing her iMF Instructors Course