Natural Movement Pattern Training
What is NMPT?
NMPT is a preventive training that can eliminate the harmful effects of repetitive manual job or sitting job, reprogramming the brain to use the right muscles at the right level. This will rebalance the compression on the spine and other joints, preventing them to wear out early.
Spinal problems have a naughty feature: they return from time to time, or they appear at a different section of the spine. The aim of NMPT is to prevent this with cutting out the wrong movement patterns that people have years before the symptoms of spinal problems appear.
NMPT is an up-to-date and straightforward way of protecting your spine. It’s based on research and evidence, and helps you correct wrong movement patterns, therefore spine-and joint problems can be avoided.
NMPT – Natural Movement Pattern Training is a way of restoring natural movement patterns. It’s a set of special exercises that consists of stretches and muscle reactivating movements. The aim is to activate muscles that are weakened, lost their function and teach the nervous system to switch these muscles back; and relax the ones that are shortened and tense. This will help restoring the balance of muscles which will lead to good posture and pain free movement.
When should I come to NMPT class?
- If you feel healthy but would like to prevent back pain, herniated disc, tension headache and their consequences
- If you have already suffered from herniated disc and would like to avoid having another one
- If you want to enjoy exercising in a spine – friendly way
- If you are getting older but still want to move youthfully
- If you do not believe in “magic pills” but look for an effective preventive solution
When should I not come to NMPT class?
- If you are in an acute state of hernia
- If you have shooting or radiating pain
- If you have unstable medical condition
What should I expect at NMPT class?
You will be doing gentle stretching exercises in standing, sitting and laying position. All the movements are safely supervised by the instructor and will be done at your own pace. You can always stop exercising if you feel any discomfort and you may be given alternative exercises if you can’t or aren’t recommended to do any of them.
What should I bring to the NMPT class?
You can wear comfortable clothes (comfortable street clothes, gym or fitness clothing or anything that you feel comfortable in and doesn’t restrict you to do basic movements)
Bring a Yoga mat, Pilates mat or exercise mat, if you have one. If you haven’t got your own mat, I can lend you one for the class, but I recommend you to buy one, to be able to practice at home. If you would like to purchase a yoga mat, I have 10mm thick mats (the same type that we use in the class) available for £10.
One to one training or class?
You can have one to one NMPT session if you find it more beneficial to you.
The advantage of private session is that I can give my undivided attention to you and you can learn at your own pace. I can correct your moves before we move to the next one and you may feel more comfortable learning the moves on your own.
The advantage of the public class is that the price is cheaper, and you are encouraged by the rest of the students, which can give a good effect on your progression. And you can enjoy a good atmosphere with like minded people, while doing something for your health.
Class time and location
Every Tuesday at 6.30pm - Beginners are welcome to all classes
Location: Christ Church, 105A Clarendon Park Rd, Leicester LE2 3AH
£10 / class – on the day
£8 / class – paid in advance*
£25 / 3 classes
*For advanced payments, you need to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Then you will receive the bank details where you can transfer the payment. This payment is non-refundable, but you can transfer it once, to the next class, if you give me a notice at least 2 hours before the original class starts.