Stuart Ford

I have spent most of my life involved in health and fitness, learning both conventional and alternative methods, and gaining a broad understanding of how the body works and how to gain results through training, teaching and healing.

 

Teaching as a personal trainer and martial arts instructor for over 12 years and treating my own injuries and postural imbalances as well as my members, has lead me to question many of the more conventional techniques on offer in today's health system, most of which seem more concerned with treating symptoms rather than the cause!

 

After becoming qualified in Body Massage in 2006, I focused more on fitness and martial arts instruction. I began though to specialise in corrective exercise, as I realised that most of the clients I worked with could not move forward in their training until certain postural issues from long term lifestyle habits and old injuries were addressed. This then lead me back towards healing with a qualification in Sports Massage.

 

However, massage and manipulation on their own are not a remedy for a serious muscoskeletal issue, short term relief is common but the problem will always return!

 

Exercise also has it's limitations, especially focusing on the wrong type which may even exacerbate an issue!

 

There is a new way of thinking emerging outside of the mainstream that is trying to understand what has happened to the body's functional anatomy and it's neural-kinetic relationship when an injury or defect has occurred. This has lead to some exciting discoveries and radical approaches to treating such issues. The methods include a combination of muscle testing assessments, targeted manipulation and prescribed exercises, which are designed to reset correct functional patterns and muscular balance within the body.

 

It must be understood though that one treatment fixes do not exist for chronic problems, which have usually arisen from serious trauma or a lifetime of bad habits! But what can be achieved is a long term improvement within a subjective timeframe, based on commitment to self help and a practical amount of sessions. In other words; the more you put into the treatment the faster the results!