The Movement Works

Restore • Transform • Move

 

 

 

 

The Movement Works 

With Dr Sarah Mottram

Helping People Move Out of Pain

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

  

What People Say...

Here is what Charlotte wrote:

'This programme definitely worked for me and I feel positive for the future. It was definitely worth it. Thank-you!

For more than 10 years I had constant right sided head and neck pain. I'd tried many therapies and methods including chiropractic, Alexander Technique, physiotherapy, Yoga and acupuncture. Although a few provided short-term relief, none had a lasting impact.

No-one had ever really explained to me why I was getting this pain other than it was my 'poor posture'. I now understand the link between my movement patterns and activities. And the impact of the brain on perceived pain and 'learned habits'. I learnt how much this was negatively impacting my life, how much the brain and emotions (e.g. stress) are involved in  pain. I changed habits and thinking and it now makes sense that previous 'quick fixes' never worked in the long-term. 

I am now sitting here 3 months since starting the course completely pain free and... I feel POSITVE about the future.This course was the answer I was looking for.Everything is backed by science and I felt very reassured by this.

Most importantly it works! 
 

 

 

LJ shares 

I had been struggling with recurrent neck and back pain for over 20 years, wondering why it never really got better... just relief from physio, massage and few stretches.

I was at that stage of wondering what I was doing wrong that made the discomfort and the pain come back, and pondering could I be doing something else to help myself.

It made a huge difference almost from the get go... 
I developed a greater understanding to the whole body/neuro connection and how I can hinder or help this connection by my thoughts, emotions, pain levels and factors such as food, sleep, stresses etc... it is quite liberating.

I loved being on the programme. Dr Sarah Mottram is so encouraging and knowledgeable. I felt fully supported.

 I have thoroughly enjoyed it and would highly recommend to anyone who is suffering with recurrent neck or back pain.

Mr G 

Loves to run

For 8 months persistent pain stopped him doing what he loves.  

He sought a solution, various treatments, 'core strengthening' and other exercise programmes but to no avail.

It was getting him down and he was worried about the future and not moving away from his ongoing pain.

He was skeptical...

'I have tried so many things, spent so much money already chasing a solution and exercises haven't helped'.
 
Mr G decided to take action for himself and signed up for The Movement Works programme.

 

Week 1:  'The movements seemed very simple when Sarah did them so I thought they would be a doddle. WRONG....! They were super deceptive. The control and proprioception needed was insane. I thought A, there is no way these small exercises can make a difference. B, there is no way I can stick to this. Anyway, I left our session with my homework and a determination to finally sort this out. I started with the programme and I am feeling a little humbled, embarrassed that it's taken this long to try to sort things out and most importantly super motivated.


Week 3: 'Had a great zoom session with Sarah today. A lot of hard work has been put in over the last 2 weeks and its paying off.'

And 5 weeks...

 

Dr Scilla Dyke MBE

‘As an elite international dance artist, advocate, academic, author and performance coach I implicitly understand the importance of movement health across the lifespan.

Sarah combines a profound understanding and belief in the potential impact of movement on quality of life. Sarah’s holistic integrated process champions a strategy to embrace the individual’s narrative and practice with bespoke retraining ….it is so much more than exercise; it is gaining insight and awareness to achieve a transformational shift in ways to move.

The mind-body connection, beyond functional performance restores choices of healthy movement and acquiesces opportunities. Using the body and mind allows physical, mental and social wellbeing and gives possibilities to {re} engage with life for long-term health’.

Hannah (busy mum and long days at work):

'I realise how my movements have been affecting my neck pain. I have been carrying around these movement patterns for so long. It's been mind-blowing - I have a whole new understanding of what's going on, it’s inspired me and given me an opportunity to change'.

John (computer & phone based work):

'I love the notion of building circuitry in the brain to change the way I move, building resilience ... understanding the things that are influencing how I move day to day. I have the tools to make the changes and everyday I can see the progress'.

Paulo (Loves Golf and Tennis) :

'Despite strength training, stretching and numerous treatments my shoulder pain was influencing my enjoyment and performance of my golf and tennis. This programme really got to the nuts and bolts  and has allowed me to put it all behind me and I am back to my competitive self '.

Lila (Moving away from 10 years of pain):

'I have established a routine of doing the breathwork and my exercises, I have noticed the changes already and I am getting to control my pain - not the other way around - it's brilliant'.

 

 

Embodying a new pain free way of moving ... is implicit within Sarah's innovative and scientific approach ... my career/life testimony to the extraordinary impact of this... And so ... when lifes rich tapestry recently presented new excitements, loss ... and health challenges ... suddenly and left field... I defaulted to disconnect...old habits... a flare up... ... Sarah I thank you truly for reassuring me with clarity and insight ... crucially enabling me to reflect, recognise, reconnect, go back to basics with renewed passion, comprehension...

What People Say

Jacqui had recurring neck and shoulder pain for 3 years. Regular chiropractic/physio sessions helped ease her pain but it kept recurring after a few months. In 4 weeks she was pain free and back to gardening.

'I understand how my movement patterns were aggravating my pain, particularly when gardening. I worked through the retraining and found the solution to that awful recurring pain'.

Jacqui, loves Gardening

'I was working on an intense year long project. Long hours, at my computer, gave me persistent neck and shoulder pain which was aggravated by my love of cycling. The Neck and Shoulder Pain Freedom Blueprint gave me the break though I had been searching for. I worked step by step to restore my movement patterns and now four weeks later I can work and cycle in balance.'

Jack, Entrepreneur

Ongoing neck pain was putting Phoebe's career at risk. She couldn’t perform and was worried about her future professional dance career. She had tried everything - osteopathy, physio and painkillers. Focusing on retraining her movement helped her to say goodbye to her neck pain, resume dance training and working within 12 weeks.

'Sarah changed my life. She gave me hope and the processes, practice, belief and understanding that I could see and achieve a pain-free future'.

Phoebe,  A professional dancer

‘As a young athlete facing the long road to recovery following a hip fracture and subsequent operation, Sarah’s guidance from an early stage and frequent touch points  has not only given me confidence but also the context to the understanding of my symptoms and limitations in sport and activities, in the different phases of my recovery.

Having instinctively focused on strengthening muscles, Sarah really pushed me to change my movement and focus on controlling movement and understanding my cheats and compensations. The seven touchpoints and the knowledge I have gained I can see supporting me through-out the rest of my life. A little goes a long way!’

Young amateur athlete

'I suffered a significant tear to my oblique abdominals and was experiencing frustration with my weightlifting training and despite gains in strength was struggling with overhead lifts. I felt out of balance and not fully in control of the bar and small adjustments to my technical model were not paying dividends. Sarah identified that I struggled with specific movements and was able to facilitate me to find the know how to use new movement patterns and avoid old compensations. My lifts became better and more controlled, my recovery from them was quicker and I could apply my strength more effectively. I felt that I could trust my movement to a greater degree ... This was the missing link that made all the difference ... movement coaching. Within a small time-frame Sarah had helped me make some hugely significant changes to both my performance and resilience. She makes movement the focus and movement matters'.

John, Former rugby player

'I’ve had injuries to my knees, hips and shoulders over the years and Sarah has done a fantastic job sorting them out. Whilst in the past she’s assessed and helped me manage them in person, more recently it has been virtually. Her clear instruction for movement retraining has resulted in quick improvement and sustained recovery, allowing me to continue skiing, hiking, mountain biking and canoeing.

I’m confident Sarah’s approach has helped prevent my injuries reoccurring and I am now so aware of ensuring my body movements are the best they can be, which makes me feel great.'

Dr Annette Richardson

At the beginning I wasn’t convinced, and I can’t believe the investment I made on changing my movement made all the difference. I understood what I had to do and built on it … the programme gave me new opportunities - and I am back to doing my sport.”

Jonnie, Keen Gymnast

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