Updated: Aug 11, 2019
Restore & Strengthen with Natural Mobility.
Alex has been practicing Manual Therapy since 2007, and has also worked as a personal trainer and class instructor since 2015. As a movement and fitness professional, Alex is qualified to work with any demographic of clientele, however, he excels in mobility, flexibility, and movement skill development.
Alex has been involved in the study and practice of human movement throughout his life. He was involved in martial & healing arts from a young age, which eventually lead him to manual therapy, Taijutsu, and the bridge between the two, Natural Movement.
Alex is a MovNat Master trainer, having completed all 3 certification levels, as well as the Aquatics and Combatives certifications. He is heavily involved in the MovNat Natural Movement curriculum and practice, teaching regular classes, 1-day workshops, and personal training for individuals and small groups. Drawing from his background as a martial arts instructor, Alex also teaches regular combatives classes and self-defense training programs.
He has been training in Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu since 2004 and received his Godan (5th degree black belt) in Japan in 2018. Alex attended a 2 year intensive Shiatsu diploma program in Toronto where he also learned Sotai, and Meridian Stretching. His certifications include MovNat Level 3, MovNat Combatives, MovNat Aquatics, Bujinkan Shidoshi, Kenbiki basic level practitioner, Functional Range Conditioning mobility specialist.
Alex's treatment approach mainly involves applying deep finger, palm, and thumb pressure along with gentle joint mobilization and assisted stretches. This stimulates the autonomic nervous system to relax the body, relieving abnormal tension in the muscles and tendons to improve the function of joints and circulation to internal organs. The goal is to relieve stress and correct structural distortion to restore natural postural alignment.
Alex’s vision is to put the power of self-healing and personal human development in the hands of the people who need it most. Not only to offer people the tools to help themselves, but also to inspire a shift to a more proactive mindset about healing and training. He strives to empower people with the right tools and the right attitude to take control of their health.