What is Foundation Training?

Foundation Training is a movement practice designed to restore the body’s natural order and put YOU at the centre of your health. It teaches your body how to properly support itself and move as nature intended. It was developed by chiropractor and movement expert, Dr Eric Goodman, to heal his own chronic back pain. Having refused spinal fusion surgery prescribed to him by several doctors, he managed to get himself out of pain within a year. Now, years later, Dr Goodman leads an active, pain free life and has developed an incredible series of exercises to help others do the same.

 

Thousands of people who were in pain with anything from sore knees and failing hips to bad backs and painful shoulders, have discovered remarkable healing through Foundation Training. The power of decompression and the restoration of correct movement make this programme a natural and effective alternative to heavy-handed medical intervention.

 

This programme is not a temporary remedy, but a systematic solution that offers long-term benefits. Practicing Foundation Training enables one to reach, achieve and experience incredible health and wellness.

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Meet Our Instructors

Certified and trained in the USA by Dr Eric Goodman.

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Private Sessions

Personalised instruction and life-changing results (Face-to-Face & Online).

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Join a Group Course

Learn the basics of Foundation Training with experienced instructors (Face-to-Face & Online).

Latest News

22 hours ago

Foundation Training Instructors: Scotland

Our next Online Course dates are finalised and booking is live on our website www.ftinstructors.co.uk

Improvers Course: For those who know the basics, or have been practicing Foundation Training for a while, and want to improve their understanding by delving deeper into the science behind the exercises.

Introductory Course: For those new to Foundation Training who want to learn the basics of this incredible work and how to take their first steps towards pain free living.

For more information contact us on:

📩 info@ftinstructors.co.uk
👥 Foundation Training Instructors: Scotland
💻www.ftinstructors.co.uk

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A happiest of happy 30th birthdays to our very own Assistant Director and Foundation Training Instructor @katross407 🥳🥳🥳

We hope your 30s bring you happiness, success and many a founder!

Loads of love 💙💛💙

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Is your exercise regime preparing your body for long term health or is it setting you up for a future of injury and pain?

We all know that an inactive lifestyle isn’t good for our health but what about the other side of the coin?

Nowadays it is very common for exercise motivation to either stem from a need to look a certain way, or an obsession with achieving a particular goal. However, often this narrow focus means we stop listening to our bodies and push ourselves too hard. Ignoring our body’s warning signs is dangerous in the long term and leads to irreversible joint damage.

It is important to listen to our bodies, to allow time for recovery, to acknowledge that minor pains are the warning signs. Taking time to correct and realign you’re body rather than pushing through injuries will ensure your joints last you into your elderly years!

Foundation Training is the perfect tool to ensure longevity of your joints - for more information contact us on:

📩 info@ftinstructors.co.uk
👥 Foundation Training Instructors: Scotland
💻www.ftinstructors.co.uk

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5 days ago

Foundation Training Instructors: Scotland

Our next Improvers Course starts on the 14th July at 7pm.

This course is for those who have already learned and practiced the basics of Foundation Training and are looking to develop their practice to the next level.

Additionally, if you are competent with the higher level exercises but want to learn more about the theory and science behind them then this course is also for you!

Spaces are limited so book soon via our website to avoid disappointment www.ftinstructors.co.uk/classes/

Contact us to find out more:
📩 info@ftinstructors.co.uk
👥 Foundation Training Instructors: Scotland
💻www.ftinstructors.co.uk

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Muscle Contraction occurs in 3 different ways.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
📍Concentric: Muscle gets shorter (think force)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
📍Eccentric: Muscle gets longer (think control)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
📍Isometric: Muscle don’t change size (think stability & awareness)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Why is this important? Because so many folks focus only on that concentric movement forgetting that muscles don’t work in isolation (surprise, your body is a whole unit). What does force without control, stability, or awareness create? Injury. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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It’s not just about working the opposite muscle so much as controlling the whole range of your movement from the moment before you move to the moment you are done exerting effort.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Foundation Training, when done correctly, applies all types of muscle contractions. Don't get lost in the pace at the expense of the other aspects. Emphasize slow, maintained contraction in all Foundation Training exercises. see the example below of the hips during the Founder. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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▻ Anchor, isometrically contracting inner thigh muscles⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
▻ Hinge hips back, loading & lengthening the back thigh muscles⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
▻ Hold in the Founder position, isometrically contracting the back & inner thigh muscles⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
▻ Return hips to standing, the back thigh muscles shortening to pull you up⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Are there FT poses that you struggle with maintaining each of body awareness, control, and strength in all the positions? Let us know and we can help provide cues to make it work for you.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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