Bev Grant is a qualified intrinsic Biomechanics Trainer who can test your alignment and supply corrective exercises to improve your sporting performance, help prevent injuries and nullify recurring pain.
Intrinsic Biomechanics treats and prevents injuries and pain using a program of simple exercises. I can help treat a wide range of issues including:
- Back pain
- Knee or shoulder problems
- Posture issues
- Recovering from injury / surgery
- Are having trouble moving freely
The program’s exercises are tailored to each person’s injuries or ability to move. Once assessed I will recommend the best exercises to help improve your mobility and reduce your pain. You perform the exercises every day at home or at work and in just a few weeks you should see a difference how you feel and your range of movements.
How does it work?
Step 1: I assess your movement…
- You complete a questionnaire so I can review your background.
- You complete a series of simple assessments. After each one, if correction is required I will give you the corresponding exercise.
- You perform all the exercises every day (this is very important).
Step 2: I reassess you to see how you’ve improved…
- After two weeks, you perform the assessments again with me and, depending on your progress, we will refine your exercise techniques.
- You will perform these revised techniques daily for two weeks and then return again to check on your progress.
Step 3: Complete the program and finish…
- Depending on your progress, step 2 can continue for up to six re-assessments.
- Some people complete step 2 after only a couple of re-assessments. The actual length of time depends on the level of injuries or problems and how long you’ve lived with it.
- Once you have passed your assessments, I will give you a set of maintenance exercises to keep your body moving freely.
What is biomechanics?
Biomechanics is the study of the structure and function of biological systems such as humans, animals, plants, organs, and cells by means of the methods of mechanics. So simply speaking how your muscles and bones enable you to move.
So what is intrinsic biomechanics?
There are two types of biomechanics – extrinsic and intrinsic.
Extrinsic biomechanics is the study of how we move when we lift, throw, kick etc.
Intrinsic biomechanics is the study of our body’s ability to perform these movements. In other words, we need to know things such as whether our legs are the same length, whether our hips are working properly, or if our nerves are too stiff?
Intrinsic biomechanics can be affected by our genes or by daily tasks such as sitting at a desk, driving or running in the wrong shoes. Most importantly, intrinsic biomechanics helps us understand why we experience pain, why we are prone to injury and how we can prevent this. A tailored program of exercises performed everyday, along with the follow-up maintenance exercises, will increase your body’s ability to move without pain.Enquire Now →
How else can you help me?
I am also qualified in Level 3 Exercise Referral so clients / patients can be referred to us from medical practitioners for exercise therapy. Whatever the condition or co-morbidities – including postural dysfunctions, neurological conditions, orthopaedic irregularities, through to coronary heart disease – Positive Pilates can help you.
With a Level 4 Management of Lower Back Pain I am qualified to take clients / patients that are referred by medical practitioners or that are self referred. We carry out thorough postural and pain analyses and design a programme tailored to your exact requirements to reduce and manage your lower back pains.Enquire Now →