FUNCTIONAL MOVEMENT with Sharon Lightfoot-Pound
My approach is to listen to your history and observe your posture and musculoskeletal alignment in the activities you wish to perform easily. I assess where you need to build strength or flexibility to achieve your goals. You will receive a program of accessible exercises and posture prompts customised to your needs.Functional movement exercises complement osteopathic treatments by helping you stabilise, balance, and strengthen your body for efficient, pain-free, and sustainable movement.
Posture and Gait Analysis: I identify underlying patterns of posture or joint imbalances impacting your well-being. To enhance your understanding and ability to integrate healthier habits to stand, walk, lift, and rest, I can take digital photos to show before and after results. You will receive step-by-step guidance to achieve gradual improvement.
Meditation is proven to benefit mental and physical health, reduce stress, manage pain, and help us to feel more connected to and accepting of ourselves and others. There’s a myth that meditation is being able to think of nothing, whereas I believe it’s about observing our thoughts, emotions, and sensations without being overwhelmed.
I have trained in the well-researched iRest protocols and offer several alternative methods. For example, you may enjoy Yogawalks, which is meditating while walking.
Breathing techniques: Trauma, genetics or misalignment in posture may diminish the natural and efficient mechanics of breathing. I teach anatomical and yoga-based breathing techniques for improved mental and physical well-being.
Home Office and health and safety courses: Ergonomic guidance to set up your desk, computers, chair, and body for sustainable neck, shoulder and back health. Learn safe manual lifting techniques, customised exercises, and stretches for daily movement breaks.
Functional movement, meditation, and breathing exercises help with:
- Neck and Back pain
- Fitness and holistic health
- Headaches and Migraines
- Sciatica and Leg pain
- Shoulder pain
- Work Injuries
- Hip pain
- Sports Injuries
- Joint and Muscle pain