Foundation Training is a movement practice, very different from yoga and Pilates, which specifically counteracts the negative effects of our modern, heavily seated lifestyles. Spending our lives sitting hunched over screens, steering wheels and phones has weakened our bodies leaving us vulnerable to unnecessary injury and pain.
Chronic pain in our backs, knees, shoulders, hips, feet etc is a problem of pandemic proportions in modern society and the conventional ways of treating these ‘injuries’ do not address the root causes. Our bodies are supposed to last us well into our elderly years without breaking down. However, more often than not this isn’t the case and it’s largely our own doing!
Foundation Training teaches us how to use our bodies properly to hold good postures and move in correct patterns. By doing so this rebalances our muscular system and realigns our skeleton to keep us strong and pain free throughout our lives. The improvements in muscular strength, flexibility and power to be gained from this programme are staggering, and by practicing these exercises you will improve performance in any given activity from running and cycling to golf, rugby and football.
Our aim at Foundation Training Instructors Scotland is to teach you the tools to take control of your pain and help you too feel truly confident in your body’s ability to withstand the rigours of modern life.
Dr. Eric Goodman is a chiropractor and movement expert and developed Foundation Training to heal his own chronic back pain and avoid surgery for multiple disc herniations. He, and his growing team of instructors, have helped transform the lives of thousands of people who have been suffering from mild to severe back, hip, knee, shoulder, neck pain. Listen to Eric talk about Foundation Training here: