BasFoMov – The new way to exercise!

You may have noticed cleints around the clinic doing “weird” things, such as this… Dav

or this…

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And you may be asking yourself: What on earth do these therapists have their clients doing?

Well let me tell you. Since the beginning of neurochangers, we’ve been working towards building a personal training program that’s based on re-learning what might be referred to as ‘natural movements’. What are natural movements you ask? Well, essentially they’re the fluid and intuitive kind of movements that babies and young children make. In some cases, even the natural movements of animals have inspired us.

After literally years of research on the subject, we sorted through the information and took our ideas to the mat. Experiencing first hand how good this practice feels, we’re not shy telling you that most of our own therapists have taken up the practice as well for their own personal benefit!

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Of course naming a program like this presents unique challenges. However after careful consideration, we have agreed upon “BasFoMov”, which stands for Basic Foundational Movements. These movements begin from lying down and move all the way up to standing and walking. The BasFoMov movements are more functional than your traditional gym exercises. They integrate and work your body as a whole and reestablish the practical postures and movements that fill your daily life.

These movements are based on three principals:

1)Restful positions

  • The movements are meant to be relaxing and comfortable. If you are able to relax in a specific position, you have mastered that position and can begin to use it in a routine. Throughout the routines there are restful positions to relax in or continue if you feel comfortable.

2)Natural and efficient

  • The emphasis of this program is not to exercise in the traditional way that leaves your body needing that constant stimulus, but rather teaching you to use your body in a natural and efficient way so that you are able to use your body for more tasks with less fatigue.

3)Re-learning natural body movements

  • Over time, humans have learnt to make things more efficient through technology and unfortunately this has left us lazy and unable to move in natural functional postures. For example, think of a toddler you know learning how to walk. Toddlers naturally over time learn how to get themselves up and start walking around. The ways that they move their legs around and the different angles they place on their joints are necessary to get to the end point.

At the end of the day, the BasFoMov program has been designed to help you become more aware of your natural self. The natural you that can sit, lie, roll, squat, climb, crawl, sway, and of course, rest comfortably. It’s the way nature intended us to be, it’s just that sometimes we need a little extra help figuring out how to get there.

Michelle Teves
R.Kin, Director of NeuroChangers Program

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