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Humanity evolved through movement

Rachel Kili Physiotherapy live life to the full

“Feeling resoundingly alive, connected to the world around me, grounded within my sense of self, comes from how my body moves and feels.”

Rachel Kili

Your body 

Making the most of the body you’re in, comes from understanding how movement, not exercise, brings about physical resilience and mental acuity. Moving with ease and confidence enhances your energy, ability and focus, for life. This can be yours using my unique Simply Moveapproach.

 

My approach

Simply Move!™ is a holistic approach, founded in human evolution. It’s underpinned by:

~ 30+ years of Physiotherapy practice. Observing, treating and restoring movement, ability and confidence, compromised by injury, age, illness or disability.

~ The science of movement and the myths about exercise, through my MSc in Sport Science

~ Studies in human evolution and how we’re designed to thrive through movement. Simply Move!™ bridges this gap, in a world where we’ve never been so busy not moving.

Human evolution

Your ancestors pre industrialisation moved their whole body in multiple ways, throughout their daily lives. They lived through moving their body reaching, climbing, crouching, squatting for food and materials to survive.

 

They didn’t look for ways to exercise. Their strength, dexterity, energy AND intelligence evolved through movement, towards food and away from danger. 

 

Movement

Yet to day, life is structured to move as little as possible! It revolves around sitting and devices for much of daily life.

 

Aches and pain, feeling stiff and foggy headed has become a part of who we are. A daily walk, yoga practice, gym workout or exercise plan is of value. However, it’s not enough to counter the ill effects of the sustained and repetitive forward and down postures in our day; computers, phones, cooking, gardening, craft, DIY, driving…

My personal experience

I was a slouchy physio for years. Really! That is until I realised the negative impact it was having. I didn’t understand why it was so hard and unnatural to straighten up after leaning over treating patients all day. 

 

Exercise and gym workouts often left me weary and sore, more than invigorated and strong. All very frustrating and confusing and I wanted to understand why.

Rewiring beliefs about exercise

My MSc at Loughborough University, taught me 3 things pivotal to my health and my career. 

1. Research on exercise for strength and fitness still used today, recruited young healthy male military personnel as its subjects. The results were then extrapolated and applied to ALL women and men alike, regardless of age, health and natural propensity to athleticism. 


Hard wiring to a greater or lesser degree, the all or nothing notion of ‘no pain no gain’  ‘keep up, keep going’ regardless of whether it felt right for your body.

 

2. My snappily titled dissertation “Physical Activity Compliance And Coronary Heart Disease” revealed the health benefits from exercise, to those who’d suffered a heart attack, WERE NOT ENOUGH to motivate them to exercise regularly. 

 

3. For elite athletes, being extraordinarily strong and fit was insufficient against a competitor, who was also extraordinarily strong and fit AND moved with finely tuned efficiency and proficiency. 

Simply Move!™

My Simply Move!™ approach has changed my life, the 1000’s of patients I’ve treated and it can change yours too. It’s not about finding more time to exercise or just moving more. It’s about moving better, as you’re naturally designed.

 

Small changes to how you align, breathe and move will revive, power and protect your body in everything you do. You’re already walking, standing, reaching, bending, climbing stairs.

 

So Make. It. Count.

 

Live more of the life you want. Feel productive, energised and focused by moving with confidence and ease as you’re naturally designed, for life.

Overview Of My Professional Career


To this day I love what I do more than ever! This is how it all began:

My physiotherapy expertise is the culmination of a wide and varied career path within the UK’s NHS, private practice and Australia’s heath service. Qualifying at Teesside University in 1989, led to working in a number of teaching hospitals including Bedford General Hospital, Nottingham City Hospital, Birmingham Children’s Hospital, Northern General Hospital Sheffield, John Radcliffe Hospital Oxford and Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney Australia.

 

Establishing and running a physiotherapy clinic for the inmates at Lowdham Grange prison taught me a thing or two. For one, what we’re born into is an accident of birth and for some, that’s hell in all its forms. For two, it’s not what you know but how you deliver what you know!

 

These wide and varied opportunities resulted in my appointment as Superintendent Physiotherapist for the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital Physiotherapy outpatient department in 2002. I led a team of 17 staff including clinical and administrative personnel. As Upper Limb Clinical Specialist I established and expanded physiotherapy services within Consultant Orthopaedic and fracture clinics as well as GP medical practices. At the formerly named Welti Health and Fitness Club, now The Shrewsbury Club, I also established and ran physiotherapy clinics.

 

However, it was while studying for my Masters degree in Sports Science at Loughborough University in 1995, my passion and expertise with how the body functions efficiently and effortlessly, began. My MSc gave me extensive experience with sports injuries, movement dysfunction and the associated psychological impact of living with pain and ill health. Connecting how you move your body with how your body responds and feels, maximises your ability to make the most of the body you’re in, to live more of the life you want.

 

With this wealth of experience I wanted the freedom to share this knowledge and give people time to be heard and time to be treated as a whole person, gently but effectively for life. To do this, I left the NHS in 2003 to set up my much loved rural physiotherapy practice, near Shrewsbury Shropshire. 

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Back to full capacity

With her exclusive understanding and working knowledge on the “way to move” she was able to listen, understand and convey to me the way forward to resolving my problem and prevent repercussions. Soon I was back to full capacity with the confidence of knowing how to avoid any further exacerbations.
My lifestyle was also addressed and changes made to allow me to continue my life.
K. Finnigan
K. Finnigan

A deep understanding of the mechanisms causing pain

I have found her to be exceptional in all areas not only does she have a deep understanding of the mechanisms causing pain and injury but she is able to explain very clearly movements and exercises to treat and prevent harm. She has a special interest in headache and has been able to improve my headache when all other avenues had failed. I can thoroughly recommend her.
Dr P. Lucas
Dr P. Lucas
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