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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“More than 2.5million people are not working in the UK due to long-term sickness… an increase in mental health in young people and people suffering from neck and back pain”This report was released by the BBC in 2023 and numbers are only climbing. We regularly see clients with sore necks, sore lower back, tight and compressed thoracic spine, and all of this can affect hips, knees, elbows, wrists too. Ensuring postural strength is something Foundation Training holds at its absolute core. Do you, or someone you know, struggle with posture and/or with pain? It’s never to late to start and always too soon to give up! Get in touch as our proven methods could really be what helps you.Contact us to find out more:📩 info@ftinstructors.co.uk👥 www.facebook.com/ftinstructors💻www.ftinstructors.co.uk#foundationtraining #wholebody #functionalmovement #wholebodyposture #goodposture #improveposture #posturalexercises #muscularsystem #musclework #anatomytrains #structuralalignment #tensegrity #perfectalignment #overload #injury #overuseinjury #jointstrain #movementcontrol #backpain #painrelief #spinalhealth #decompression #deskjob #officejob #sitting #seatedlifestyle #move ... See MoreSee Less
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Mora and Mike will be soaking up all that Elements festival has in store this weekend, and are looking forward to sharing a glimpse into the benefits of Foundation Training on your physical and mental wellbeing. Come say hi! Or get in touch to find out more…📩 info@ftinstructors.co.uk⁠👥 www.facebook.com/ftinstructors💻 www.ftinstructors.co.uk#foundationtraining #foundationtraininguk #ftiuk #backpaincauses #causeofbackpain #rootcause #lowerbackpain #discbulge #herniateddisc #sciatica #sciaticarelief #sciaticpain #lordosis #pelvicpain #HipFunction #dysfunctionalhips #hiptightness #tighthips #hipmobility #sijointdysfunction #sijoint #sacroiliacjointdysfunction #sacroiliacjoint #FixTheRootCause #askwhy #bigpicture # ... See MoreSee Less
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We’d love to hear from you! Mora and Mike are currently in the Spanish mountains leading on a FTIUK retreat. Lots of hard work and learning but also space for relaxing, mindfulness and nature!Foundation Training has lots of physical benefits, with the mental benefits often being a secondary discovery. Practicing Foundation Training has significant impact on our mindset and prioritisation of finding space in every day for calm, whether that be during practice or through other means.📩 info@ftinstructors.co.uk⁠👥 www.facebook.com/ftinstructors💻 www.ftinstructors.co.uk#foundationtraining #foundationtraininguk #ftiuk #findyourcalm #exerciseformentalhealth #peaceofmind #mindfulness #breathwork #stressrelief ... See MoreSee Less
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Regularly, passive stretches are used for areas of the body which feel “tight”, however limited change or improvement is experienced and often pain symptoms increase.Why is this? Let’s take compromised posture as an example. Head pushes forward and shoulders curve, pulling mid back into a rounded position. The mid back (thoracic) is often an area of pain and “tightness” in clients we see at FTIUK. The temptation is to pull, stretch and lengthen this area which often gives brief relief and then results in greater feelings of tightness.This is where the understanding of taught versus tight comes in.In a position like this where the muscle is lengthened (to support exaggerated curve of back) the muscle fibres are pulling taught and closer together (opposed to shortening and bunching) with both attachment ends being strained. They are therefore pulled to their maximum and taught from strain, not short and tight.What does Foundation Training do?With this type of pain it is important to rebalance the muscular structure rather than continue to pull and stretch an over-lengthened muscle. If we can support the head to move back into alignment, shoulders to stack above ribs, and spine to lengthen and lift, the pressure on strained (tight feeling) muscles will reduce. This approach enables strength building too, meaning sustainable relief from pain. Interested? Intrigued? Want to find out more?📩 info@ftinstructors.co.uk⁠👥 www.facebook.com/ftinstructors💻 www.ftinstructors.co.uk#foundationtraining #foundationtraininguk #ftiuk #backpaincauses #causeofbackpain #rootcause #lowerbackpain #discbulge #herniateddisc #sciatica #sciaticarelief #sciaticpain #lordosis #pelvicpain #hipfunction #dysfunctionalhips #hiptightness #tighthips #hipmobility #sijointdysfunction #sijoint #sacroiliacjointdysfunction #sacroiliacjoint #fixtherootcause #passivestretching #taughtmuscle #tightmuscle ... See MoreSee Less
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We often hear of grandparents being limited by their back pain. Is this you? Or sound familiar to challenges your parents are facing?Foundation Training has a huge benefit in strengthening back muscles (at whatever stage of life you start). It also alleviates pain and teaches safe ways of moving to support picking up little ones, bending to play, and holding in all the weird and wonderful positions they get themselves into.Don’t let back pain impact your ability to be an active role in your grandchildren’s lives… we promise it doesn’t have to be that way.Get in touch to find out more.📩 info@ftinstructors.co.uk👥 www.facebook.com/ftinstructors💻www.ftinstructors.co.uk#foundationtraining #psoas #psoasstretch #psoasrelease #psoasexercises #backpain #bacpainexercise #musclebalance #eccentrictraining #internalrotation #ribcageexpansion #thoracicextension #spinaldecompression #lowerbackpain #lordosis #hipexternalrotation #posture #hipposture #psoaspain #hipflexorpain #discbulge #spinaldecompression #createspace #anatomyexplained #anatomy #biomechanics #movement #trainsmart #understandanatomy #backpainrelief ... See MoreSee Less
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