4 Ways to Meet Your Goals at The Vital Gaitway
Group Classes—Gradually develop more beneficial movement patterns
Educational Workshops—Frequent workshops focused on a single topic provide in-depth information & additional correctives. Topics include: Breathing, High Blood Pressure, Core Skills & Strength, Osteoporosis, Pelvic Floor Disorder, Shoulder Girdle Restoration and MUCH MORE!
Massage—Zero Balancing available on-site every Friday
The Vital Gaitway is an educational wellness facility dedicated to teaching the Whole Body Alignment Principles of Restorative Exercise™ created by biomechanist, Katy Bowman. The program consists of exercises to restore motor skill, optimal muscle extensibility, and the use of objective alignment markers to gage muscle activity and overall health.
Correct Whole Body Alignment is essential to vitality. This system teaches how to use the human machine all of the time for optimal health and longevity.
Listen to a great explanation of why alignment matters in this podcast with guest Katy Bowman. Listen here.
The Biomechanical Model of Preventive Medicine is based on physics, physiology, anatomy, and engineering and simply states that all-over muscle use is a requirement of human health and is not optional. The modern lifestyle has reduced our neuromuscular patterns to a fraction of what they should be resulting in a decrease of the natural, reflex-driven processes of regeneration. We have become a population who physically damage our bodies with every step we take. Many common, painful, and expensive ailments are a result of poor motor skills and can be corrected through diligent practice of simple movements and a bit of body re-education.
The mechanical contribution to pain and disease is overlooked by most medical and health practitioners because it is often overlooked in medical research. Poor mechanics is the primary cause of foot issues, osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease, pelvic floor disorders, and joint degeneration. We understand the role of skeletal muscle in optimal cardiovascular, pulmonary, metabolic, reproductive, digestive, skeletal, muscular, endocrine and nervous system function, because we see the body for what it is—a machine, and any machinist can tell you, the way a machine is used dictates how it will wear down.
The Vital Gaitway serves Litchfield and Hartford County's private and medical communities by offering biomechanics-based educational and movement programs as well as private and group sessions. We also offer group presentations to corporations, medical facilities, health and wellness groups, student organizations, athletic teams, coaches and teachers, and any group interested in learning more about Optimal Body Alignment and Restorative Exercise.™
At The Vital Gaitway you will learn:
- What your body SHOULD be able to do
- What your body CAN do
- What SPECIFIC MOVEMENTS you need to practice until muscle functions return