Find the root cause!

At ReGained Movement we aim at finding the origin of your movement dysfunction. Your pain is not necessarily the problem but this is what many therapists treat. We don’t want to be like other therapists – we want to treat the root cause of your dysfunction. For example:

Mrs. H is very active and, at 55, has the body health and strength of an active 20 year old – no exaggeration! She came to me because she could not return her legs from a double leg drop like the other people in her bootcamp class, despite being more active and healthy than most. If I simply focussed on giving her more exercise in the hope that she will get better at it, I would have failed her. Instead, I applied my NKT knowledge, found a scar in the form of a bellybutton ring to treat and whoop, up went her legs! Her homework was to mimic the scar treatment and activate her leg lifts.

The ‘double leg drops’ were the symptom and the scar was the root cause of Mrs H’s movement dysfunction. Treating the symptom will cause only more trouble as all the needed structures are not working together as they should.

Scars are notorious for inhibiting muscles and for pulling the layers of connective tissue in the wrong direction – almost like a shirt you have tucked into your trousers poorly. The diaphragm, ligaments, the jaw and pelvic floor are all examples of structures that can play havoc in your body. 

Born to be perfect

We were born to be perfect movers. We spent about 4 months on our backs as babies to train our core to build intra-abdominal pressure so that we can stand, walk and move without injuring our lower backs.

When we start having trouble with our bodies it is mostly because we have lost the ability to build intra-abdominal pressure. I use Pilates to help people return to a healthy core but sometimes the problems are so ingrained that I have to call them back to the office for breathing training. Yes, training to breathe, correctly. Your diaphragm is, after all, a core muscle that needs training too.

Why do we compensate?

Every knock, fall, bump, scar, operation, sprain and periods of poor postural habits leave a trace of compensation. Our bodies are very adaptable and, when we cannot access a muscle due to injury or pain, our bodies will make use of compensation patterns to allow us to maintain function. Unfortunately, these patterns may become so ingrained that the body almost literally forgets about the injured part and never brings it back on board when the injury healed. Thankfully NeuroKinetic Therapy can revive lost movement.

“It’s arthritis” – the doom phrase!

 Many of our clients resigned to the fact that they have been diagnosed with osteoarthritis but, osteoarthritis is most often only a symptom of muscle imbalances and not the reason for you pain. How many people tell us: “I can’t do that – I have arthritis.” Medical imaging can often mislead us in believing that ‘wear and tear’ is the pain. Instead, it is the muscle imbalances around the joints that cause the pain as well as the wear and tear. Listen to this example:

Mrs. C had a very sore left hip at the start of the pandemic and eventually managed to get imaging of both hips. The physio prescribed exercises for her right hip based on the results of the scan. Mrs. C had to correct her as the right hip was not even the sore hip, despite the scans showing that “it was in need of a replacement”.


Pilates to regain your core stability.


Applied Yoga to regain your mobility.

NeuroKinetic Therapy

NKT to regain motor control.

Jaw Joint (TMJ) Therapy

Regain your core from the jaw.

ReGain Your Movement

Free yourself from tightness and pain by regaining the movements you once had.


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Pilates to build your core. Yoga to find your movement dysfunctions. NeuroKinetic Therapy to revive your inhibited muscles. You and your body making the change permanent.

Pilates, Yoga and NeuroKinetic Therapy