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How can a movement coach help with my pain?

Do you have injuries or aches and pains that never seem to go away?

Has your massage therapist or chiropractor given you exercises to do at home but you’re not sure if you’re doing them properly?


This is where a movement coach comes in. We’re the final stop on your wellness journey. We work with you to help you move what used to hurt in a way that both stops it from hurting and can keep you well for years to come.



Movement coaches help resolve a laundry list of aches and pains. We commonly help clients with bunions, foot pain, knee pain, lower back pain, stiff shoulders, and neck pain. We are experts at unraveling confusing muscle pains that seem to move around the body, body parts that just seem to be stuck, hips and ankles that make getting up off the floor a struggle, and your ever-present ‘bad’ leg. If you have muscle and joint pain that is resistant to other forms of healing, that defies massage, foam rolling and stretching, or you just keep injuring the same part, a movement coach can help.

Let’s say you have persistent knee pain. A movement coach would take a very close look at how your knee bends and straightens. What leg bones are moving and what leg bones are not moving? What direction are they moving and how quickly? What is going on above the knee (the hip and pelvis) and below the knee (the ankle and foot)? Often the knee is bothering you because another body part isn’t moving well, like the other knee or even your opposite shoulder or your neck.


When we teach you how to get the bones moving as they should, the surfaces of the joints match up properly, muscles relearn what their job is, and pain is relieved. How would your body feel if a practitioner moved you in that kind of detail and taught you how to feel it and recreate it on your own?

People who seek out movement coaching are ready to get to the root cause of their injury. They’re frustrated that their body no longer lets them enjoy their active life. A movement coach can help you no longer have to say ‘no’ to the things you really want to do.

Do any of these issues sound familiar? Find out more about what Holly, our Movement Coach, does here


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