Over the last few months I have received messages from Fitness Professionals and Therapists asking more questions about Biomechanics and I realise why.
During my first Biomechanics Course I spent the whole drive home feeling like the stupidist (is that even a word ;-) person in the world. Everything I had known was thrown out. I was questioning everything I had ever learned. I felt….lost.
Biomechanics does that to you. But over the next few weeks I worked through my feelings. I studied more. I looked back at old course material and I started to question even more. I wasn't prepared to just be told what to do. I wanted to know why. I wanted to know the reasoning. I wanted to know what research was out there. I wanted all the answers.
And so I messaged Rachel France (who tutored the course) with my questions. Did I get my answers? Yes and no. Rachel always answered my question with a question. Do you realise how flipping annoying that is? Seriously. It used to wind me up no end. But it is also one of the best things for someone to do in order for you to fully understand. She made me look into what I already knew. She made me go and study my anatomy even further. She made me work my arse off.
Biomechanics messes with my head every single time. I know this process works but it really does blow my mind. And now and again I find myself in stage 2 of the Kubler-Ross Curve. This is when I go through the whole 'feeling lost' process again. I could be standing at the end of the couch with my client lying there, and I'm thinking 'what the fuck do I do? How do I help this person?' And then I remember, I follow the process.
I believe that the work that has gone into this system is second to none. Of course I bring my own abilities to the table, my massage, fitness and being able to communicate with my clients. But whenever I stand there with my head in my hands and I feel like I have lost my way I look at my posters on my wall which show me the next best step to take.
So if you're a fitness professional or a therapist, I really believe that Biomechanics Education can help you to further your understanding of what is going on in the body. It gives you a map for those times when you're feeling lost with a client. And I'm so excited to see what the next few years are going to bring in terms of the development of the system.