Personal Aqua Practice Consultation or Personalized Structural Fitness Consultation

Creating Movements to Reduce Pain

In our daily activities, we unconsciously have a tendency to move and do things a certain way. The poor movement habits that we have and are unaware of unfortunately create bodily discomfort. The accumulation of these habits as we age potentially leads to structural damage or injury - furthering the experience of pain. 

 

Through a personalized structural fitness consultation, I can help you uncover unconscious dysfunctional habits and tendencies in your movement patterns. This process is designed to simultaneously help you see those patterns and undo them so that you can learn how to create functional movements for your structure and your daily activities. 

How It Works

  • To help you discover healthy movement for your structure, you'll learn functional breathing as the foundation. 
  • In a session, you will be asked to try movements into and out of various positions coordinated with the breath.
  • Because I am evaluating information you share with me before a session, we will minimize placing you into positions that may be painful for your condition.
  • As an observer of your movements, I'll help direct your attention to areas in your body that are moving dysfunctionally.
  • As I guide your attention, you'll work with the breath to reduce poor movement patterns as you strengthen what is weak and relax what is tense. 

This technique comes from a well-regarded lineage of yoga teaching called Viniyoga.

I highly recommend a personal aqua practice consultation at some point for all students. Beginners who are unsure of how the practice might work with their current conditions should also schedule a personal consult before group class.

 

I am happy to meet at Aquafit of Plano's warm salt water pool with a client for consultation work.

 

Personal consultations can also occur at a client's home given that the client has a pool that meets the requirements.


Personal Consultation Process

My approach to consultation work is as follows:

 

1. You as the client complete an intake form electronically. The information you share helps me understand your current condition. Please feel free to send additional documentation, such as MRI and X-ray images. Specify your preference for a land or aquatic session (or both).

 

2. After evaluation of your information, I'll create a first draft of your personalized prescription for structured movement (personal script) for the first one-on-one session. 

 

Please review my Guidelines for a Productive Consultation.

 

3. The first one-on-one session involves us working together to optimize and refine your personal script with breath-centric movement.

 

4. After your session, you'll receive a finalized personal script for practice on your own. The script is designed for you to enjoy in a 20-30 minute time frame consistently throughout your week. Return for follow-up as recommended or needed. If you have a question that arises after the session and before your next session, please see my information regarding Remote Consultations.


How to Schedule

For an appointment, it is best to coordinate with me in person as my availability changes from week to week.

 

Generally at Aquafit of Plano, I will hold personal consultation sessions:

Tuesdays 12:45 - 1:45 pm

Fridays 12:45 - 2:45 pm

 

If you absolutely need another day/time, just let me know. I don't mind accommodating individuals who work during the week and need a weekend appointment. For home visits I have more flexibility.

 

I recommend reaching out sooner than later. My first available appointment offering, from the time you contact me, is typically 2-3 weeks out.

 

Contact me by calling or texting 214-476-9787 or submit your request through the contact form


Rates

Review of intake form & preparation of script for first session: $25

This is your start-up investment in the process.

 

Please note your session rate (as follows) includes my time working with you through your personal script plus my time independently editing and tailoring the script based on what occurred in the one-on-one session. You will receive a script for you own personal use after the session is complete.

 

 

Personal Consultation at Aquafit's warm salt water pool during normal open swim hours:

 

45-50 minutes for $95

 

Please note that this rate includes use of the pool as a resource during open swim hours whether or not you are a member of Aquafit. You will have a privacy lane marking off space for the consultation. Other clients of Aquafit may be present using the pool. Volume is low during the weekdays and potentially higher on weekends. Children also may be present during open swim.

 

In the event that your condition requires us to use the pool steps, I will be unable to mark off the space as other open swim clients will need use of the steps for entry and exit. I will do my best to keep the work space as private as possible.

 

Complete Privacy:

 

45-50 minutes for $105

 

For an additional $10, you can schedule a complete privacy session with no other open swim clients present. These are held after normal facility hours. Hours for this offering are very limited. 

 

As a note, the normal facility charge for a private party is $175 for 2 hours with a 2 hour minimum requirement. This complete privacy offering allows you whole pool usage at a significantly reduced rate without having to meet the minimum time requirement.

Personal Consultation Home Pool Visit:

 

45-50 minutes for $75

 

Tips for travel to client's home greatly appreciated. Round-trip mileage from my home to yours will be noted on your invoice. Generally, I am willing to commute within a 25 mile radius from my home.