The Lionesses

The Lionesses have been quite an inspiration to so many. So much training and focus to get to where they are.

The Lionesses

Their support team explore so many aspects - technique, fitness, wellness, nutrition psychology and so much more. 

And one element that is becoming increasingly recognised as an important part of match fitness and to mitigate the risk if injury is having variability in coordination strategies.

That is how we coordinate the joints and muscles in patterns to produce movements.

As reduced coordination variability is linked to musculoskeletal presentations (back, knee, hip and shoulder pain etc) and is now considered a factor to consider with injury risk, the assessment of coordination strategies is a fundamental skill of clinicians and trainers.

In fact healthy movement can be defined as having variability in coordination strategies. And restoring healthy movement, by restoring coordination variability, is the focus of my work.

Helping people move away from pain. In everyday tasks and challenges and in sport.

So my work, over my career, has been pioneering assessment of variability in coordination strategies. Through my research work I have provided proof of concept. From the assessment results we can plan retraining strategies and so help people out of pain.

I have taught these strategies (assessment and retraining of coordination strategies) to clinicians and movement therapists all over the world. Including Physiotherapists, working in top flight football and with the England team.

I have put my experience and expertise into The Healthy Movement Programme. It is designed to help people change their coordination strategies and move away from pain.

My mission is to help people find strategies to move better, get to the root cause and set them up for a lifetime of healthy movement.