Passion for enhancing the health of movement, across life spans, for quality of life and participation
An international educator, physiotherapist and Visiting Academic at the School of Health Sciences at the University of Southampton, UK, Sarah continues to explore the development and ongoing emergence of the ‘Movement Health’ philosophy, now endorsed by influential organisations and individuals within the movement-based field. This desire to place movement at the heart of all movement therapists’ patient and client management strategies is evident through her role as Head of Comera Movement Science and the range of education and business development services this company offers.
At Comera Movement Science we believe in the power of movement assessment and retraining to empower each and every individual to achieve the best quality of life for a lifetime of activity, performance and participation
Sarah’s expertise in the assessment of loss of movement choices and the design and implementation of retraining programmes to optimise movement health is central to the development of Comera Movement Science. A long term, collaboration with Mark Comerford, Lincoln Blandford, and the CMS team has led to the ongoing success and refinement of the world-renowned Kinetic Control brand and the systemisation of analysis and retraining to its current state of the art height in the production of The Performance Matrix (TPM). This route of movement education is becoming ever more relevant as movement analysis and retraining are increasingly valued and adopted. This process, the culmination of two and a half decades of development, now supplies the foundation for the principal movement management system on the global market, the TPM Pro and elite consultancy, TPM Elite. New to the programme is the Movement Science Practitioner Series for movement focused practitioners to enhance their skills of observation and interpretation of the movement patterns and muscle synergies used by their clients and patients in function, exercise and performance.
Comera Movement Science education and technology systems provide individuals with more flexible problem solving, enabled through a movement system that is robust to each unique challenge of function
Sarah has published widely and in addition to the KC text, her publications have provided the basis for much of what has followed with regards to movement choices, risk analysis and muscle classification over the past fifteen years.
Sarah’s own consultancy within elite sport has allowed her to work closely with English Premier League teams, integrating movement analysis and retraining into their broader player management. Leading to great results both on and off the pitch, this relationship continues to flourish and support further research and refinement of the MPS products and services. Such experiences and years of clinical practice have allowed the influence of Garuda, Pilates, and Gyrotonic to be molded into multi-disciplinary expertise in the teaching of movement, combined with an incredible exacting eye for movement quality.
As a Visiting Academic at the University of Southampton and collaborator with the Centre for Sport, Exercise and Osteoarthritis Versus Arthritis Sarah continues to explore the science behind movement choices. Her research interests are exploring healthy musculoskeletal function and the health of movement in people across the activity spectrum from elite sportsmen and women, active older people and those with pain. Sarah’s interests include exploring the health of movement in individuals with cognitive movement control tests and the effect of cognitive movement control retraining on outcome measures of activity, performance and participation influencing quality of life.
Providing people with more flexible problem solving, enabled through a movement system that is robust to each unique challenge of function. This assessment framework sits within a bigger clinical reasoning picture for sustained quality of life