The Roman Method is designed for:

  • Integrative or Holistic Medical Centres that seek to incorporate movement training into their practice.

  • Physiotherapists who seek to use movement training in their treatment plans or employ Exercise Physiologist to teach movement training in their facility.

  • Exercise Physiologist that seeks to provide an individualised approach to movement training for rehabilitation to function, function to fitness and fitness to performance.

  • Gym Owners, and Personal Trainers seeking to provide an individualised approach to movement training that minimises potential risk of injury in a functional training environment that focuses on how the brain acquires new movement skills.

     

“We have a brain for one reason and one reason only -- that’s to produce adaptable and complex movements. Movement is the only way we have affecting the world around us... I believe that to understand movement is to understand the whole brain. And therefore it’s important to remember when you are studying memory, cognition, sensory processing, they’re there for a reason, and that reason is action.” Daniel Wilbert, Professor of Engineering at the University of Cambridge

  • The Roman Method is Cognitive Brain Training for the Body

  • Movement learning starts with our understanding on how to move through the interpretation of sensory impressions. The meanings constructed in this way enable the creation of new synaptic links between the neurons of the brain and therefore resulting in learning” (Roth, 2004).

  • Movement is a learned behaviour that can be unlearned or enhanced through the incorporation of methods from other disciplines that have been shown to change human behavior.

  • We can assist this learning process by creating the ideal environment for movement and incorporate our understanding of how emotions can enhance or inhibit learning.

  • A Client-Centred Approach creates a non-judgemental and accepting environment where the patient can identify their own movement dysfunction without prejudice and develop strategies with the help of the movement specialist, to create effective long-term change.

  • The Roman Method involves creating multiple training environments to re-enforce neuropathways to assist the brain in developing strategies for future movement.

  • The ultimate goal is not to get people ‘Fit”. The goal is for patient, to the best of their potential, master movement skills that enable them to move more efficiently and thereby increase their performance and participation in their everyday activities. Through improving efficiency and performance, people do more because they can, and they gain the benefits from being more active.

The Roman Method

The Roman Method was designed for Rehabilitation Professionals as well as Performance Trainers who are focusing on Functional Movement Training that enable a patient to move from rehab to fitness and if desired, to performance-based sports. The method is used by Physiotherapy practices in New Zealand, South Africa and Australia.