"Lack of activity destroys the good condition of every human being,
while movement and methodical physical exercise save it and preserve it."
Human movement is a complex process that evolved over time as a way to survive and adapt in the world. Due to the complexity, each part in the system must meet specific requirements to optimize function. When one of these components fails to perform, there is a cascade through the rest of the system as the nervous system works to adapt around the deficit. This adaptive process is exceptionally efficient in the short term, but quickly can become detrimental as the compensations of the movement system continue and eventually compound.
Fortunately, through observation of movement patterns, specific testing, and palpation it is possible to isolate the faulty components of the system and develop a personalized program to improve movement quality, reduce pain, and enhance performance.
Movement Evolved was created to allow for treatment of pain and correcting movement dysfunction outside of the traditional model of physical therapy and personal training. From this came the realization that many people can reduce pain and move better without needing to attend multiple sessions per week. Instead, people can become empowered to perform basic maintenance movements and exercises to eliminate pain, promote functional movement patterns, and develop the capacity to thrive.
Up Coming Office Dates
Function and Strength
April 25, 2021
May 2, 2021
May 23, 2021
Contact me for available appointment times.
Up Coming Seminars/Workshops
Achieving Pain-Free Gardening - Online Workshop
Through Mt. Cuba Center in Delaware
September 19, 2020
Gardening, like any outdoor activity, involves a wide variety of movements that are hard on your joints, from lifting, pushing, and pulling to getting up and down from the ground repeatedly — all in just one day! When done incorrectly, you increase your risk of gardening-related injuries, no matter what age you are. Dr. McConnell shows you how to properly lift, dig, rake, prune, carry materials, shovel snow, and get up and down from the ground so you can garden pain-free for years to come.
This is an introductory video that was put together with Dr. Chris Leib on foam rolling for various areas of the body. Think of this as an exploration of different tissues of the body to find what may be in need of motion attention. Be sure to monitor and control your breathing during the process, particularly if you find an area of significant pain or restriction. The goal is not to break up the tissue, but to influence the nervous system to develop awareness and change.
Ball Soft Tissue Mobilization
This is an introductory video that was put together with Dr. Chris Leib on soft tissue mobility using a smaller ball instead of a foam roller for various areas of the body. Think of this as an exploration of different tissues of the body to find what may be in need of motion attention. Be sure to monitor and control your breathing during the process, particularly if you find an area of significant pain or restriction. The goal is not to break up the tissue, but to influence the nervous system to develop awareness and change.
"I was impressed with his professional behavior, knowledge of the human body, and the movements that helped me to improve my quality of life. I’ve been in his service before my back surgery and post surgery. Aron’s service and skills allowed me to return to work with the confidence to operate my daycare.
I recommend and will continue to recommend his services to everyone. Aron has a way of explaining what he is doing as he treated me and it gave me the confidence to continue to work with him. He’s a remarkable and knowledgeable therapist to work with. He has compassion and empathy for what ails me and continues to keep me 'moving'."
"Aron's approach to rehabilitation is a breath of fresh air in a world of hot packs and ice bags. He approaches each person with a full body assessment looking to find the cause of the cause of that person's dysfunction and not just find and treat pain. As an athlete for most of my life, an Athletic Trainer, Strength Coach, and gym owner, Aron is who I go see to help me with any pain or dysfunction I may be having."
"Aron McConnell has changed my life. When I began my public speaking career several years ago, I experienced what I thought were anxiety attacks. I'd gasp for breath and experience severe dry mouth. Two weeks prior to a high stakes speaking engagement [a TEDx talk that was to be broadcast all over the world via the internet!], in desperation, I made an appointment with Aron. He quickly ascertained that the root cause of my problem was stiffness in my thorax which resulted in a way of standing that ultimately restricted my breathing. The work he did with me enabled me to rock that TEDx talk and have the confidence and stamina to launch my first one woman show."
"Aron is very knowledgeable and skilled as a clinician and educator. I have had the privilege of working with Aron a lot both as a client and a student, and every time i work with him I am better as a clinician, coach, and athlete. The first time I saw him as a client, I was training for my level II StrongFirst Kettlebell Certification. I began having hip pain with the bent press and squatting. After one session and a comprehensive, individualized program, I had no issues in my training and easily passed my skills testing. Now when something doesn't feel quite right, it's nice to know I have someone that can help me troubleshoot the problem and help me manage it better. If you are having an issue moving whether painful or not, Aron is a valuable resource to help you get past your barriers." -M.B.