Founded by Paul Martin in 2005, RESTORE is now a busy and rapidly growing practice based in the centre of Shrewsbury. We provide clinical services to the large and varied local communities of Shropshire as well as providing specialist support to a number of world champion athletes, local clubs and events across the UK.
service is rooted in years of offering first rate traditional
sports massage maintenance rubdowns for athletes and everyday
people alike. But things move on, understanding deepens
and physical therapies of all kinds are ever more influenced
by the astounding findings of modern neuroscience and
applied neurology disciplines.
there one thing our years of experience has shown us,
it’s that there’s more to it than just pushing
a little harder, working a little deeper or more vigorously.
There's also more to solving pain and injury than 'blanket
bombing style' soft tissue work alone can address.
to understand the intricacies and subtleties of all the
body’s systems - how they integrate and affect one
another and importantly how they affect or undermine the
health and function of the musculoskeletal system or our
perception of pain, is paramount.
Brain, the command centre, is running the show. But like
a living web no structure or process in the body is separate
- or unrelated - to every other structure and process
in the body.
courtesy of: tensegrity.wikispaces.com
your first at the scene of a road accident. Most of us
know that our priority is to attend to the needs of the
patients who are silent first and attend to those whom
are shouting for our attention second.
It is the same for our bodies - there will
often be a 'silent' undermining factor that is priority
to address over and above the 'shouting' symptomatic areas..
Rubbing the sore spot is rarely going to help!
most, an hour of deep 'pummelling' may be less useful
than an hour spent understanding how the whole body and
its systems are being organised in 3D at any given moment.
is a matter of time, but it is sometimes also a matter
of opportunity" - Hippocrates
a motor control first, strength & conditioning second
philosophy, we use movement objectives combined with soft
tissue stimulus to create unique challenges for the brain
that help present just such an opportunity.
opportunity to start moving the body in a more efficient,
lower impact way. Freeing potential for effortless, coordinated
and balanced motion.
mobility before strength based stability.
use constant neuromuscular and biomechanical assessment
throughout a session to help us to understand how your
brain is reacting and responding to new challenges.
rewilding an entire eco system, we aim to reintroduce
elements of your movement patterns that have been missing
before stepping back to objectively assess how your
brain was able to process and utilise the new information.
enables us to better understand....
nature of the imbalance that’s causing the pain,
injury or hyper-sensitisation...
origins of the injury or the movement habits that
predisposed you to the injury
What other factors or physical systems may be undermining
recovery or perpetuating the problem...
importantly, how to progress for long term positive
and appropriate soft tissue therapy supports this process
when deemed advantageous but no longer forms the mainstay
of our practice.
result is of course a far more appropriate session for
every unique nervous system that pays us a visit! With
an emphasis on patient education and understanding we
put your health and rehab back in your own hands.
is why at RESTORE it’s more than just a rubdown!
for sports people?...
the first thing you do when you wake up in the morning
STAND UP and move?
the answer is YES, either with or without pain, then our
reply is YES our work is relevant to you!
not about elite athletes and sports. we're all on a journey
to the centre of the earth! Constantly fighting gravity,
constantly working to decelerate our skeleton's journey
towards that centre. Evolution has adapted us in such
a way that we can acheive that deceleration and precise
control of our movements with very little effort. That
is until new 'altered' patterns of movement allow strain
to enter the system.
you're alive, breathing and moving in gravity AND you
have pain, pay us a visit!