So what exactly does Holistic mean?

Definition of holistic:

– as defined by the Oxford Dictionary

adjective

1, chiefly Philosophy Characterized by the belief that the parts of something are intimately interconnected and explicable only by reference to the whole.
 
 2, Medicine Characterized by the treatment of the whole person, taking into account mental and social factors, rather than just the symptoms of a disease.
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The term Holistic is often regarded as some crazy or out there approach to training or whichever profession it is attached to.  I understand this; I used to be one of the people that would shy away from the term and those claiming to be apart of this ‘holistic thing’ as I just didn’t understand what it meant.


It doesn’t mean it’s some airy fairy way to do stuff – quite the opposite!  Holistic simply means that I will consider the whole you regardless of the reasons you come to see me.  So… you may come in with back pain but that doesn’t mean I only look at your back and what is going on there… what if it’s an ankle issue or a neck issue that is driving the back pain?  Over time the smallest issue can accumulate if left unchecked and cause huge amounts of pain and or postural distortion so to solve an issue we first need to look at everything together to find the cause, not just the symptoms.


I perform a full assessment of my clients to see exactly what is going on before embarking on a bespoke exercise program.  This means that the workouts that I write for you will not only get you the results that you desire but also in a quick time.  All exercises that are selected for you will encourage your body to move naturally and easily to keep it fit and healthy.  The biggest problem with generic programs that you can download off of the internet is that they could well exaggerate minor postural issues and then lead to serious pain.  Take your average office worker for example.  Most office workers end up with rounded shoulders and a forward head simply because they spend eight hours a day slumped over a computer.  Doing a chest workout is only going to make this posture more apparent and could lead to some pretty bad low back issues and almost certainly neck issues among many others.

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My programs get you great results because they take you, and only into account.  They aren’t based on a generic template because it’s easier and less time consuming!
If you would like to know more about what I do come have a chat or contact me.
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Susan Beddall