Therapies

The Many Dimensions of Health and Wellness

Simon Wellsted
Written by Simon Wellsted

How many of you can solve a Rubik’s Cube? I confess that in my youth at school, I could, and quite quickly too, but now I really struggle!

The purpose of asking this apparently rather bizarre question is that I have come to liken treating stubborn recurrent injury or life affecting chronic pain to the challenge of solving a Rubik’s Cube.

The analogy is quite startling. Firstly, when you get handed a Rubik’s Cube to solve, it can be in any state. Secondly, as you begin to solve it, you have to build a strategy, but key to this is that as you move pieces around, you are obliged to think several stages ahead in order to achieve your overall objective. Thirdly, if you pick the wrong strategy – or indeed just stick to exactly the same strategy every single time – it will take much longer to solve than if you work out a new strategy each time, and finally, the whole essence of a Rubik’s Cube is that it is a multi-dimensional challenge – just getting one side looking great might give you satisfaction, but it doesn’t solve the overall problem!

Ok, so how does this analogy translate into solving stubborn recurrent injury or life affecting chronic pain issues?

Well, let’s take the points above in the reverse order and look at them from a holistic therapy perspective.

Solving the Cube is a multi-dimensional challenge. My very first qualification was as a Clinical Remedial & Sports Massage Therapist. I treated people with injuries, aches and pains at cycling and running events and also in my own clinic. However I never really felt that this approach was getting to the true root cause of their issues. I wanted to understand more about WHY injury happens, but until very recently this profound question has never been researched. I needed to better understand the underlying processes in the body that lead to problems occurring. Often I was told that there isn’t any such underlying process – that injury and pain “just happen” – but I simply could not accept this. So I went in search of something to provide this “missing dimension”.

About the author

Simon Wellsted

Simon Wellsted

Specialist in Internal Human Mechanics, Optimal Health and Performance

Simon Wellsted MSTO MISRM MBCA is a Physical Therapist who is qualified as a Specialist Biomechanics Coach and Clinical Sports and Remedial Therapist providing Clarity, Certainty and Consistency to people struggling with chronic pain and recurrent injury. UNITY BODY MOT is unique in that it provides mentoring, coaching and treatment, getting people back to fitness by determining underlying root causes and then integrating a groundbreaking set of advanced therapy skills to deal with painful, recurrent or debilitating conditions. The mentoring and coaching includes coordinating activities with other wellness and exercise professionals so that everyone is pulling in the same direction.

Simon offers everybody a totally free initial consultation where you will learn something new about your situation. Joining one of UNITY BODY MOT’s then involves a comprehensive assessment employing the very latest research, expert knowledge and clinical evidence. On completion of an individual’s full assessment, which may take up to 2 hours, the knowledge and understanding gained goes into the design of a bespoke coaching programme using advanced therapy skills for either solving or putting clients on the right track to helping with life affecting issues for which they have been unable to find answers elsewhere.

Biography

Simon spent over 25 years in IT Consultancy but retrained ten years ago as a physical therapist – he now practices the very latest remedial therapy techniques and concepts in a way that is totally unique and fundamentally changing the way people understand pain and injury. Knowledge and understanding are crucial and UNITY BODY MOT’s refreshing approach seeks to re-frame common beliefs about pain and injury and also challenge common myths. Once we understand underlying causes then we are well on the way to solving them.

Simon specifically sought out the most up-to-date training and thought-leadership in the country and now works alongside some of the most eminent practitioners and researchers in the world who are right at the forefront of injury research. Simon is currently successfully helping people with issues ranging from recurrent back and knee problems through to migraine and stress, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, IBS and Ankylosing Spondylitis. The vast majority of Simon’s clients come through word-of-mouth referral and many of his client testimonials are available on his website and Facebook page.

Professional Qualifications:

Level 5 BTEC Diploma in Clinical Sport and Remedial Therapy
Specialist Diploma is Intrinsic Biomechanics Coaching
Osteopathic Clinical Assessment & Spinal Manipulation
Upledger CranioSacral Therapy
Clinical Kinesiology Taping
Specialist Training in Advanced Tissue Pathomechanics, Advanced Hip & Pelvis Girdle Pain Pathomechanics, Dynamic Stability Mechanics and Biometric Testing.
Professional Memberships:

Full Member of the Sports Therapy Organisation (STO)
Full Member of the Institute of Sport and Remedial Massage (ISRM)
Full Member of the UK Biomechanics Coaching Association (UKBCA)
Email: simon@unitybodymot.org
Website: www.bodymot.org
Facebook: @InjuryPrevention