Gary Ward

As seen on BBC's Dr. In the House - Gary is an author, educator and an international speaker running his Anatomy in Motion courses in five distinct locations around the world: London, Dublin, New York, San Francisco, Toronto and Melbourne.

Clinic Sessions

Gary, himself, is available to see patients on a limited basis due to his international teaching schedule. Having said that: his work is carried out by many practitioners in the above locations and other countries including much of Europe and even Singapore!

Assessment

After taking a full history Gary will initially use a force pressure plate to determine foot pressures and weight distribution in both static stance and walking.

Posture and Potential

He will assess full body posture and your movement potential within that.

Flow Motion Model™

He then maps your limitations to his Flow Motion Model™ to determine what‘s missing .

Restore Lost Movement

The goal is to shine a light on unknown limitations and guide the patient to restore lost movement patterns through movement and other therapeutic approaches.

Philosophy

It is very important to recognise that the aim of any therapeutic work undertaken with Gary is never to enter into an "I fix you : you fix me" relationship. His philosophy (which mirrors many others) is that the human body is the ultimate healer - a title belonging to no therapist. Gary's goal is simple: to help you to bring your body into alignment and create an environment in which the healing can begin. This can be a slow or a fast process. Gary will be willing to put time and energy into investigating your solution so long as you will too. For this reason Gary offers a package of four sessions so as to be sure to receive your commitment to the process.

Gary running a Flow Motion Model™ Course

The Flow Motion Model™

The Gait Cycle

Gary created the Flow Motion Model™: a map of the moving human body and the journey your body takes through the gait cycle. He recognised that when the heel hits the ground it’s possible that you can determine what each joint in the body is doing in all three dimensions at that particular moment in time. He identified five key phases of walking as we roll from heel to toe covering a journey of 0.65-0.8 seconds in which every single joint undertakes every single possible joint motion in all three dimensions! Sounds complex? That’s why we needed a map…

What Happens During Movement?

During movement (both fundamental and sporting activities), the joints, ligaments and muscles in your body have a role to play and everything is dependent on all other parts being capable of doing their job to function optimally. When your body reduces movement to protect something, say due to previous injury for example, it exposes other areas which can become at risk – this may or may not be at the site of pain.

What Does the Map Show Us?

The map has been created to provide a reference tool for all therapists with which to cross-reference static posture and /or dynamic motion and compare what the body is doing with what it could be doing when effortlessly flowing through gait (walking). The map guides us to use specific whole body movements to give movement back to the exposed areas while encouraging the structure to feel safe from previous injuries.

How is this done?

Most therapies concentrate on stabilising structures. We recognise that movement is ever present in the system so why stabilise what should be mobilised? All joints move in concert with each other but they somehow lose their way over the years. Regardless of your discomfort, our goal is to teach your body to find centre by following the map of the Flow Motion Model. A centred and balanced body is one in which the human body holds the richest environment for your healing to take place.

Contact Gary

Contacting Gary is easy, please send him your contact details by completing the handy form below.

Please note that Gary has been overwhelmed with enquiries since appearing on Doctor in the House. So that you can access the help you need, we are currently building an app which will enable you to search for AiM Practitioners throughout the UK and abroad, as well as some helpful videos on the Finding Centre process to help get you started.

We will notify you as soon as these are ready, but please bear with us whilst we get everything organised.

Testimonials

"Gary’s intuitive approach to therapy is as challenging as it is convincing and the results speak for themselves."

ASHLEIGH WALLACE, TECHNICAL LEAD PHYSIOTHERAPIST, ENGLISH INSTITUTE OF SPORT.

"Gary is paving the way for a completely new approach to physical therapy and human performance. He has the ability to make the body’s most-cryptic musculoskeletal ailments and nuances seem like common sense. What The Foot? is the definitive painkilling guide that every athlete, therapist and orthopaedist needs to read."

ALEX HARRIS, FITNESS EDITOR, MEN'S HEALTH.

"What the Foot is the kind of book that the Physiotherapy profession has being crying out for to help us realise that we cannot treat injuries and pain in isolation and that the whole body and nervous system needs to be taken into account with every single injury. A great read and game changer!"

DR. CARLYLE JENKINS, LEADING SPORTS CHIROPRACTOR, HARLEY STREET

"This book is a simple MUST read whether you are an athlete, a personal trainer, a physio, chiro or osteo. I feel I have been given a gift from Gary and reading his long awaited book just cements my feelings WTF? Really? Yes it unlocks the potential in everyone."

LISA LETCHFORD, OLYMPIAN, GB HOCKEY, BEIJING 2008