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Sarah Mottram

Healthy movement allows individuals to engage with life, for quality of life, and a lifetime of activity, performance and participation. My vision and passion are to enable individuals to improve and maintain the health of their movement.

 

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ABOUT THE MOVEMENT WORKS

For over 25 years Sarah has been exploring and researching the health of movement and how the way people move and coordinate movement influences how they use their body to engage with life.

 Movement provides individuals with possibilities, be it independence, interacting with family, gardening and social activities, work, interests, exercise or amateur and elite sport. Increasing and maintaining physical activity is a key factor for a healthy life.

 

 

Age 8 - 98 at The Movement Works

Identifying and changing movement choices offers both practitioners and individuals the power to transform the health of movement. Addressing the dynamic state of the health of movement to change how people engage with life, is for all, whether they are 8 or 98, from those with a sedentary lifestyle, the active and wellness minded to elite athletes.

Restoring the Health of Movement at The Movement Works

The individual is at the heart of The Movement Works practice. Our passion is to transform movement, using the mind-body connection to embrace and influence challenges and to re-engage with life.

The Movement Works is based on three fundamental components:

  1. Assess your movement quality through observation and tests
  2. Interpret the results to shape your individual movement coaching
  3. Empower you as an individual to restore movement quality and re-engage with life.

Restoring the way people move and coordinate movement (movement coordination strategies) has been shown to help:

  • Manage pain, recurrent pain and symptoms
  • Influence lifestyle, activities and participation
  • Change movement efficiency
  • Improve performance and mitigate risk of injury.

At the heart of Sarah’s clinical and academic journey to explore the health of movement are 4 key elements:

1. Clinical Experience

1. Clinical Experience

Placing movement at the centre of clinical practice

  •  Assessment of movement choices
  • Prioritising retraining, matching changes in movement choices to an individual’s health of movement and presentation to:
    • manage pain
    • influence lifestyle and activities
    • improve movement efficiency and performance
    • and mitigate risk of injury
  • Building robust movement through movement coaching.
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2. Research Activities

2. Research Activities

Research interest in the clinical assessment of movement, evaluating changes in the biomechanics of movement and neurophysiology associated with changes in movement coordination strategies (MCS); and the design and implementation of retraining programmes to change MCS to improve the health of movement.

Establishing a proof of concept for this practice.

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3. Education and Technological Innovations

3. Education and Technological Innovations

  • Sarah integrates practical and academic knowledge, to enable movement practitioners to create a structured framework to facilitate an effective reasoned approach to improve the health of movement.
  • Comera Movement Science Ltd (CMS) has been route for teaching this practice to date. Development and delivery of education and consultancy, technology systems and resources www.comeramovementscience.co.uk.
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4. Movement Methods

4. Movement Methods

Exploration of the mind-body connection and practical application with certifications in teaching the movement methods of Pilates, Gyrotonic®, Gyrokinesis® and most notably Garuda. Garuda's principles of attention, intention and enquiry are integral to changing an individual’s movement. Long-established practice of these movement systems has helped develop the science and art of movement coaching.

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Championing the health of movement across countries, cultures and lifespans

Individuals, health and wellness professionals, politicians and change makers value movement more now than ever. Transitioning from prescriptive exercise to a more holistic approach to the health of movement is needed. Embracing individuals’ narratives, will enable them to steer their life course by giving them the best options to move. There has never been a more important time in global history for championing the health of movement across countries, cultures and lifespans.