At Move Therapy, our goal is to improve lives through Pilates and Rehabilitation. We believe a movement-based programme is an important source of pain relief. It decreases the dependence on painkillers, and it helps us to avoid surgery.
Our rehabilitation service of manual therapy provides pain relief and reduce movement restriction, while our Pilates service brings the benefits of core-specific training. Having stronger core muscles allow us to move better. Together, Pilates and manual therapy offer a simple, but effective remedy for relieving pain and improving fitness.
We tend to see the human skeleton as bones stack one on top of the other like bricks. According to Thomas Myers, who has re-shaped the way we see human anatomy, the skeleton is more accurately a hanging than stacking structure, floating in “a sea of soft-tissue.”
In a floating structure, the tension is distributed through the structure rather than concentrated in one area. The tension is constantly being adjusted. Tensegrity, a combination of two words, “Tension” and “Integrity,” describes the manner in which the structure is maintained. Thomas Myers wrote in his post about tensegrity:
If we are a tensegrity structure, the ‘load’ that is causing pain or strain in the low back may be sourced in the foot or the shoulder – so we have to be able to see the pattern to know where to intervene.
If you have been told your low back pain is due to a prior foot or shoulder injury, Thomas Myers was the first to map the connection (or myofascial slings) within the body.
For pain relief, we want to create movement expansion, not restriction, wrote Myers who practices “integrated” manual therapy. A combination of manual therapy and movement allows the body to expand. Myers likens good tensegrity to the smooth dance moves of Fred Astaire.
At Move Therapy, our goal is to bring movement back to the body through Pilates and manual therapy. Our quality of life is better when we are able to move pain free. Let your body flow. Make waves.
Move Therapy was started in March 2016 by May Tham. She is a certified Clinical Orthopedic Manual Therapist, COMT with the Art & Science of Kinesiology.
May is also a nationally certified Pilates Teacher, NCPT under the National Pilates Certification Program. She received her Pilates training from Polestar® Pilates. She is also trained in Pre- and Postnatal Pilates by the Centre for Women’s Fitness.
Additionally, May is a Certified Personal Trainer, CPT with the American College of Sports Medicine, and is an accredited Allied Fitness Professional with Exercise is Medicine®. If you have an exercise prescription from your doctor, you can contact May, or Move Therapy about the exercises to meet the prescription.