Patients & Athletes

…Sometimes to move forward, we have to look backwards…

Matt Wallden

How will Matt’s approach help me?

When you work with Matt, you will be transported back in time to understand the fundamental building blocks that made you who you are.  And which of those building blocks could do with a little rearrangement!

After a long journey of ongoing study and qualifications starting in the late 1980’s, Matt reached the conclusion in the late 90’s that to understand how human beings function, we need to understand both how they were built, and what they were built for.  It had become increasingly obvious that, whether you’re looking at nutrition, movement, sleep, learning, hydration, breathing, social interaction, mental-emotional state or spiritual beliefs, an understanding of how we got here helps to cut a path through a sea of conflicting opinion, research and confusion.

Cutting a path through a sea of research, confusion & doubt
Cutting a path through a sea of research, confusion & doubt.  To learn more about the picture click on it, or click here.

Along the path, Matt picked out the best people he had encountered in the field to become key mentors.  Of particular influence were Phill Beach and Paul Chek who reaffirmed Matt’s growing realisation that the experiment’s been done…  And we are the result.  Health, it turns out, is very simple – it is disease that is complex.  As such, the approach that is used boils down to just 6 foundation principles:

  1. Eat right
  2. Move right
  3. Drink right
  4. Sleep right
  5. Breathe right
  6. Think right

So that’s pretty simple.  The challenge, however, often comes from working out what “right” actually is – and how far from “right” you currently are.

There is always simplicity in the complexity of things

Matt Wallden

Twenty-plus years later, the “Paleo” movement is here and there is a growing awareness of what’s shaped us to become human.  It is these shaping forces that are assessed, and treatment, coaching tools provided, when consulting with Matt to form a bespoke programme.