The Kaizen Principle and moving out of pain
The Japanese word Kaizen means continuous improvement or change for the better.
Of course familiar in business, management and industry. These principles can be applied to the work I do, of helping people move out of pain by restoring healthy movement… gaining small steady improvement.
Restoring healthy movement often involves making small and specific changes to the way we move which are easy to implement. These small changes can have a huge impact on helping people, not only move out of pain, but also to get back to living the life they want.
We know so many factors influence the way we move and how we coordinate movements of our muscles and joints... pain, history of pain, what we do at work, our sport and activities. And our emotions and our mind-body influences. This makes the reason for ongoing pain complex, interactive and unique to each of us.
That’s where the Kaizen principle comes in. Kaizen is based on the belief that everything can be improved by identifying areas for improvement, creating solutions and taking action.
I'm talking about this today because I had a conversation with a client this week about her experience of The Healthy Movement Programme. She told me working together reminded her of the Kaizen principle. I helped her identify changes in her movement patterns that were contributing to her ongoing pain, was her mentor and guide and helped her build knowledge, skills and tools to move her forward and gain continuous improvement.
Restore | Transform | Move...
to move with ease and flow
I am passionate about giving people access to the healthy movement. I have been exploring healthy movement through many many years of clinical experience, research activities with a PhD supporting the proof of concept, sharing this knowledge with practitioners worldwide, and developing movement coaching skills by studying and practicing many movement methods, for example Garuda, Pilates and Yoga.
If you’d like to explore moving away from your ongoing pain by finding your healthy movement let's chat!
To your healthy movement
Dr Sarah M
The Healthy Movement Mentor