Anatomy in Motion
Anatomy in Motion (AiM), developed by Gary Ward, is a biomechanics philosophy that uses assessment of the way you walk (gait assessment) and your posture to find specific movements that are causing you problems, and then teaches you new ways to move that will encourage your body to heal.
When our body is injured, we naturally compensate for the injured part by favoring a side of the body or by adopting a particular posture. By the time the injury heals, the compensatory pasture may have become habitual, or the new normal. Joints in the body do not function in isolation, but rather in a complex choreography which depends on balance, symmetry, and timing. When those elements are lost, it can lead to pain anywhere in the body.
A comprehensive global approach to pain resolution means not only assessing that painful shoulder, but ensuring that the shoulder is functioning appropriately within the context of larger movement patterns so that you do not begin feeding dysfunction back into it the moment you walk out the door. Anatomy in Motion is a gentle way to regain optimal function. In order to heal injuries and to prevent new injuries, an assessment of biomechanics, the Anatomy in Motion method, is used to restore full movement.