Holly Middleton, Movement Coach
Holly is a certified personal trainer and movement coach. She helps active people with hard-to-resolve injuries feel better by teaching them to move better. Her clients come to her to resolve frustrating injuries that never seem to get better or to provide the finishing touches to injury rehab to prevent an injury from returning.
Her expertise focuses on restoring forgotten movement in every joint in the body to allow the muscles to do their job unencumbered. She specializes in restoring foot function to allow the whole body to work as one coordinated, well-oiled machine.
Common conditions that her clients come to her for include bunions, plantar fasciitis, Morton’s Neuroma, heel pain, unresolved knee pain, tight hips, low back pain, poor shoulder and ribcage mobility, and neck pain.
With three decades as a dancer and then dance teacher (ballet and salsa dancing) and a PhD in biology, Holly brings a diverse movement skill set and eye for detail to her practice. She is an Anatomy in Motion practitioner and CanFitPro certified Personal Training Specialist. She has recently completed Julie Wiebe’s Pelvic Floor Piston Science course. In her spare time Holly enjoys running, reading sci fi novels, learning languages, hiking, bird watching and discovering new vegetarian restaurants.
What is movement coaching?
Movement coaching is a vital extension of any good injury rehab program. It zooms in on the details of how each joint and muscle in your body moves to discover the underlying causes of pain and repeat injuries.
By restoring lost range of motion in the joints, the muscles are freed up to move as they are intended, alleviating years of aches and pains. Looking at the whole body as one coordinated machine, movement coaching can reset your body’s ‘factory settings’ while developing your body awareness and an individualized toolkit to stay pain free. Good foot function is a key factor in good whole-body movement and movement coaching often explores foot function in coordination with the whole body.