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Movement Coaching – What It Is and How It Works

last updated February 16 0 comments

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Introduction

Do you experience back, hip, or knee pain? Or how about aches and soreness that don't want to go away? If so, a posture and movement coach may be just what you're looking for!

Musculoskeletal pain is affecting more people every year, and poor posture combined with incorrect movement patterns are big reasons. When you have a misaligned body, you're starting in a hole -- and poor posture makes the road to recovery and proper movement much harder to attain.

And that's where posture therapy combined with movement coaching are becoming more popular. Indeed, having a go-to expert that can analyze posture and read your functional movement patterns can keep you from weeks of immobility and pain. Plus, you’ll be identifying and correcting the root cause of the problem versus masking it with pain meds or hoping it fixes itself.

As programs like traditional symptom-focused physical therapy leave many feeling like they need more, the field of posture and movement coaching is growing. And, as more realize that pain medications and surgeries are not options they want (or didn't work for them), they're seeking a natural alternative approach to pain relief. An experienced movement coach uses specific, personalized exercises to train your body in a way that feels good, improves posture, and helps you increase energy levels.

In this article, we explore what posture and movement coaching is, what you can expect from working with a movement coach, and why Activ8 Posture's program is the best choice for anyone looking to improve their movement and posture.

What is a Movement Coach?

Do you know that feeling like somebody's watching your every move? Well, a group of experts spend a lot of time observing how people move – from how they walk, sit, run, climb stairs, and much more (but not in a creepy way).

Meet the movement coach, a professional dedicated to helping individuals improve their movement patterns and physical abilities. At Activ8 Posture, our posture and movement geeks have extensive knowledge of anatomy, kinesiology, and biomechanics. They understand how the body moves and how quality movement can be trained for maximum performance, health, and everyday life.

A movement coach uses various techniques, including posture therapy, functional movement assessments, and corrective exercises, to help clients identify and address posture and movement dysfunctions in daily activities, sports, and workouts. Additionally, they work with clients to create personalized movement programs that enhance mobility, stability, power, and strength and target specific issues such as pain, injury, and physical limitations.

So, whether you're an athlete looking for a performance edge, tired of looking all around for pain relief, or wanting to transform how you look and move, a posture and movement coach can help you reach your goals. With their expertise in alignment and movement training and a passion for helping people, these professionals offer a unique and valuable service that can change your life.

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The Benefits of Movement Coaching

By combining alignment with movement and giving you control over your body, working with a posture and movement coach can be your ticket to the good life. Some benefits of adopting a healthy movement practice into your lifestyle:.

  • Improved posture and pain relief
  • Increased mobility and flexibility
  • Enhanced athletic performance and reduced risk of injury
  • Improved balance and stability
  • Better movement quality for overall health and wellness

Indeed, movement coaching offers many benefits if you want to improve your physical health and wellness. And by working with a movement coach, you can expect the improvements to transfer into your other activities. For example, if you do martial arts, lift weights, or run for cardio, your nervous system gets wired for good posture and quality movement in the things you do.

Train Your Brain and Body

The saying is, “What gets fired gets wired.” And that means your brain, as the choreographer for your body, remembers how you train your muscles for good posture and biomechanics.

So, to get good posture, pain relief, increased mobility and flexibility, and enhanced athletic performance, you need to set your body up for success. No matter the sport or goal, the thought process is the same - restore proper alignment to maximize efficiency of movement for the body.

Working with a movement coach can also help you with improved balance and stability to reduce your risk of falls and injuries. Too many people today are afraid to move, and they forego healthy behaviors, like hiking or running, due to fear of an all-of-a-sudden accident. Along with helping improve your body mechanics, movement patterns, and posture, you’ll also gain a ton of confidence in using your body as you become more anti-fragile. And whether you're an athlete looking to take your performance to the next level or someone pursuing weight loss, movement coaching can help you achieve your goals.

How Movement Coaching Works

At Activ8 Posture, we understand that movement is at the heart of health and wellness. Good posture is how you look AND how well you move and use your body! Do you want to move easily and efficiently, reduce your risk of injury, and overcome pain and limitations? We can help!

At Activ8 Posture, movement is the key to unlocking your full potential and reaching optimal health and wellness. Our posture and movement coaches are experts in helping you achieve your goals by improving your posture and movement patterns.

Our approach is whole-body, meaning we assess and address your head-to-toe posture, gait, and how you move in your daily life (not just focusing on your painful area). With a coach to guide and support you, you'll learn to unlock your full potential by improving your movement patterns and correcting any imbalances contributing to pain or discomfort.

It starts with a Discovery Call, where we get to know you and understand your goals. Step two is Assessment, where we meet with you in person or virtually and assess your posture imbalances and movement patterns. With this information, we develop a Custom Plan with you, consisting of your individualized posture and movement exercises, and schedule coaching sessions to keep you on track and progressing.

Our virtual coaching sessions are designed to make it convenient and accessible for you to receive expert guidance and support from the comfort of your own home. We use videoconferencing apps like Zoom or FaceTime to connect with you.

With personalized attention and individualized program design, you'll receive increased accountability and motivation to help you stay on track and reach your goals. Our posture and movement coaches are trained to improve postural alignment, mobility, stability, power, and strength, correct imbalances and dysfunctions in the body to prevent injury, and improve overall health and wellness.

Get started with Activ8 Posture today and experience the benefits of movement coaching for yourself!

Are you ready to transform your posture, movement, and overall well-being? Don't wait any longer to experience the life-changing benefits of posture transformation & movement coaching. Schedule a FREE 30-minute Consultation and Posture Assessment with one of our expert posture and movement coaches at Activ8 Posture today and begin your journey towards a healthier, more confident, and pain-free life!

The Science Behind Movement Coaching

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Do you know what makes your car drive straight and handle well? It's not just the engine placement but also the balance and alignment of the suspension, wheels, and tires. And just like how misalignment can cause your car to run poorly, imbalances in your body can cause pain and injury. Similarly, our bodies require proper alignment and balance to function at their best. A posture and movement coach is like a mechanic. They use their knowledge and expertise to assess and correct any imbalances in your movement patterns, ensuring that you run smoothly and efficiently, just like a well-tuned car.

Understanding anatomy, kinesiology, and biomechanics is foundational in our posture and movement coaching world. As such, our movement coaches have a deep knowledge of and a keen eye for the human body to recognize imbalances in movement patterns that lead to limitations, pain, and eventual injury.

Our posture and movement coaches help clients improve their posture, mobility, stability, power, and strength using proven techniques and evidence-based methods.

At Activ8 Posture, we take a whole-body approach, recognizing that imbalances in one area of the body can impact other areas. There's always new research on the human body, especially the myofascial system, showing how interconnected our body is -- from head to toe. That's why our posture correction and movement coaching address not just the site of pain symptoms but looks at the whole body for the root cause.

So, this is why Activ8 Posture's movement coaching is based on the latest in anatomy, biomechanics, and movement science, so you can be sure you're receiving safe, effective care.

Utilizing the latest research, our coaching takes a comprehensive approach to optimize your posture and functional movement patterns. So, if you want to perform in a strong, balanced manner for your body with a natural, holistic approach, work with a posture movement coach. You'll be glad you did!


Movement Coaching and Posture Therapy Deliver Results

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Movement coaching and posture therapy are interrelated practices that work together to help improve how you feel and move. You may not realize it, but your posture and movement are two peas in a pod that are hard to separate. Proper alignment helps recruit the right muscles for movement, and posture is impaired when movement is compromised. In other words, when one is off, it can throw the whole system out of whack.

At Activ8 Posture, our whole-body program combines the best of both postural alignment and movement patterns. For us, good posture is not just how you look but also describes how well you move.

Posture therapy is a holistic approach to addressing pain and dysfunction in the body. By addressing the root causes of pain and imbalance, such as poor posture, muscle imbalances, and movement dysfunctions, posture correction helps people improve their overall alignment, reduce pain, and improve their mobility.

Movement coaching similarly identifies areas of weakness and imbalances in the body. Your coach uses a combination of functional assessments and corrective exercise prescriptions to help improve their movement patterns, reduce pain, and increase their body’s function.

Again, two peas in a pod!

At Activ8 Posture, we use a combination of movement coaching and posture therapy to help people reach their specific health, fitness, and wellness goals. So whether you're an athlete or weekend warrior looking to improve your performance, or a desk worker wanting to feel better in your day-to-day life, our program can help.

In short, movement coaching and posture therapy are two essential components of a comprehensive approach to health and wellness. By combining the best practices, Activ8 Posture can help you achieve optimal health and wellness by transforming your body to straighten up and perform optimally.

Finding a Movement Coach

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Are you looking for a way to improve your posture, improve how you move, or get rid of pain and limitations? Look no further than posture and movement coaching! But where do you start in finding a qualified movement coach to help guide you on your journey?

At Activ8 Posture, we offer in-person and virtual appointments with our movement coaches in Boston and Los Angeles, making it convenient for you to get the help you need no matter where you are. Our coaches are highly trained and experienced in posture therapy and movement coaching and are dedicated to helping you achieve your goals.

And what makes a good movement coach? You want someone knowledgeable and experienced with a genuine interest in helping you reach your full potential. A good coach takes the time to understand your specific needs and goals and works with you to develop a custom, personalized plan tailored to your unique body and lifestyle.

At Activ8 Posture, our coaches are passionate about helping people improve their posture and overcome challenges through movement coaching. We get it. Every situation and every body is different, so we work with you to find the right exercises and plan to help you get the results you want.

Don't wait any longer. Book your Discovery Call with a movement coach at Activ8 Posture today and start your journey towards a healthier, happier you!

Conclusion

In conclusion, movement coaching and posture therapy are a one-two-punch combination designed to help you improve your movement patterns, increase your mobility, and reduce your risk of injury. With a trained movement coach as your guide, you can learn how your body moves and how to improve your posture, stability, balance, and performance. And movement coaching can be a valuable tool if you're looking to improve your athletic performance, prevent injury, or feel better in your daily life.

At Activ8 Posture, we understand the power of movement coaching. We offer this and our innovative posture therapy program in Boston, Los Angeles, and through virtual appointments, no matter your location. Our experienced movement coaches are dedicated to helping people achieve their health and wellness goals, and we're here to help you too. So if you're ready to transform your body and take it to the next level, contact us today and see how movement coaching can help you live your best life.

Are you ready to unlock your full potential and experience the incredible benefits of movement coaching and posture therapy?

Don't miss the opportunity to work with our highly skilled and passionate movement coaches at Activ8 Posture. Book your FREE Consultation and Posture Assessment now and start your journey to improved posture, movement, and optimal health!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a movement coach?

A movement coach is a health professional specializing in analyzing, educating, and improving an individual's movement patterns. This holistic approach encompasses posture, functional strength, flexibility, and lifestyle habits. At Activ8 Posture, our movement coaches work both in-person at our Los Angeles and Boston clinics, and virtually to cater to a wider audience.

What does a holistic movement coach do?

A holistic movement coach considers the whole person - body, mind, and lifestyle - in their approach. They guide individuals in improving physical performance, reducing risk of injury, and enhancing overall wellbeing. Activ8's holistic movement coaching involves personalized plans that might include posture correction exercises, body-awareness education, functional strength training, and lifestyle modifications.

How can I find a movement coach near me?

Whether you're in Los Angeles, Boston, or elsewhere, Activ8 Posture offers both in-person and virtual options. Our LA and Boston clinics provide on-site coaching. And no matter where you're located, you can take advantage of our online movement coaching services for the same level of personalized guidance. Simply contact us for more details.

What is movement coaching?

Movement coaching is a specialized approach that focuses on improving the way your body moves. It goes beyond simple exercise routines, delving into functional movement patterns relevant to your daily activities, work demands, and hobbies. Our Activ8 Posture movement coaches guide you through personalized plans, ensuring you achieve optimal function, reduce pain, and improve overall wellbeing.

Does online movement coaching work?

Absolutely! Online movement coaching offers the same level of personalized guidance as in-person coaching. At Activ8 Posture, our virtual sessions are conducted by certified coaches who provide real-time feedback and modifications, making it a highly effective option for improving movement patterns, posture, and overall health. If you're curious on how it works, you can also schedule a Free Virtual Consultation and Posture Assessment. We primarily use Zoom for videoconferencing and if you need help getting your technology set up, just let us know.

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