Functional Anatomy

When our bodies are well-balanced, flexible and strong, the day-to-day functions of living are effortless, unfortunately modern life does not always lend itself to good posture, and pain free living.  

 

Functional Anatomy is the study of how the body moves and functions during day-to-day activities with the intention of working towards improving mobility, flexibility and body alignment.

1:1 (min. 2 sessions)

These 45-minute sessions, with an Advanced Stretch Practitioner, begin with a top-to-toe assessment, during which we will test the function (mobility, flexibility and strength) of the major joints and muscle groups. Based on the findings of the initial assessment we will devise a plan designed to target all the areas identified as needing attention. 

During the second appointment we will take you through the plan, step-by-step, and will put you through your paces so you can continue, safely, without any further input from us. If you would rather continue with 1:1 sessions these can be booked on a regular or ad hoc basis.

Functional Anatomy Workshops

We hold regular workshops focussing on some of the most common physical issues we come across. Each workshop lasts two hours and has a specific target area, for example Hamstrings. 

During the workshop you will learn about the structure and role of the muscle or joint in question and how it impacts on the rest of the body. We will teach you a wide range of stretches and, by the end of the workshop, you will know which stretch to use and when. Stretching is far more complicated than you may think, with different approaches to pre-exercise and post-exercises. A well-prescribed stretching and mobility plan could make all the difference to how you move and feel. 

Workshops

Hip Health - includes hamstrings, TFL, gluteals, piriformis, hip flexors - next workshop Tuesday 12th October 2021, 7-9pm, Fordingbridge - Book here

Spine Health - including S.I. joint, neck, thoracic and lumbar - next workshop Tuesday 2nd November 2021, 7-9pm, Fordingbridge - Book here