Freedom of movement

We are ‘Born to Move’

Homo sapiens is defined by our large brain and motor-intelligent nervous system.
By ratio to body size, humans have the largest brains of any animal and excel at a variety of movement patterns.
Our bodies have been honed for efficient movement – we are the only species that can walk, run, climb, swim, throw, jump and dance.

However, we live in a world that is continually trying to find new ways of encouraging us to move less. We would rather walk our fingers across a keyboard than take our feet for a stroll in the park. We have lost connection with our body.

Over the years manual therapy has helped people ease their pain but it has also encouraged clients to think other people are responsible for their health. It is a very passive solution for a problem which has been caused by passivity and inactivity.

Here at Born to Move we approach problems caused by inactivity by being very active with it. We begin by understanding movement – what really happens in the body’s musculoskeletal system when it is actively engaged We give people the tools to help bodies function at their best.


Born to Function

2 days

This workshop builds your vocabulary and understanding from posture to action and how the body relates to the forces acting on it.

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Born to Walk

3 days

Taking those next steps into seeing and assessing movement allows the complexities of movement to become perceivable. Once we can perceive the body’s relationships in movement we can work more accurately and more appropriately for our client.

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Born to Move

3 days

Our clients need to function in the real-world but many assessments, treatments and sometimes even the criteria for client discharge are based on non-contextual and non-load bearing tests. By applying a fully tensegrity-based approach to manual therapy we can work in context and with loads to better prepare our clients for life in the real world.

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The Diploma

Functional Bodywork

8 modules – 2 days each

This exclusive course is designed for any qualified practitioner who really wants to expand their understanding of the human body and the applications of manual therapy. By integrating their years of bodywork experience and working with many industry leaders, we will take you step-by-step through a process that accelerates your ability to see form and function in your clients.

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Course locations

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