Improve how you move, with Active Soma
Whether standing, sitting or walking, our posture is either affecting or being affected by our actions.
Whether you are an elderly man getting out of bed in the morning, or an elite athlete trying to prepare for an event, the same principles underpin individual movement needs. While all activities employ differing degrees of skill, strength, and aptitude, there are some fundamental principles of movement and mechanical design that are true for all ages and abilities.
We see our role at ACTIVE SOMA is to support you to improve how you use these basic principles of movement, influencing our daily activities (walking, sitting, playing), OR to the elite athlete (developing a unique, differentiating quality).
By taking a whole body approach at how our posture (structure) influences movement patterns (function) we are able to assist you in developing new ways to move, while increasing freedom to perform your chosen sport, hobby, or chosen activity. At Active Soma we utilize originally developed strategies, combined with a range of unique soft tissue techniques to systematically uncover holding patterns that influence poor movement patterns.
From an early age...
Our primary movement patterns begin to develop from our earliest stages of development. Each stage offers another element of organisation, strength, and confidence required to develop and evolve as ‘moving’ people and more so, as a collective sum of our parts.
In the context of human movement we are looking for a way to best adapt to our physical environment utilizing our unique characteristics and qualities. We can see that every unique joint or region exists to have an effect on its neighbor, creating a chain reaction throughout the body.
This then leads to a connection to its corresponding neighbor, and so on until eventually you have a ‘whole’ person with parts that are able to communicate with each other directly or indirectly. It’s through this process that we can see how, if left unattended, a problem in the foot, knee, or hip can possibly have far-reaching consequences for the neck, shoulders, and back.
It is our commitment at Active Soma to help you find the best way forward. This commitment is supported by over 23 years of direct clinical experience at assisting clients achieve their goals for improving posture, increasing performance, and enhancing wellbeing.