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About Colin

I love to fix people!
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Colin Liggett, RMT

For years, I’ve been obsessed with how the nervous system can be manipulated to remove pain and enhance performance. After obtaining the Level 3 (highest certification) master certification in Neurokinetic Therapy®, I attended many neuromuscular-oriented courses, read every book related to movement and neurology, and dedicated years to blending this knowledge into my own form of treatment. 


Sensory Motor Repatterning Therapy is my own creation; it is the result of years of clinical observation. I’ve applied SMR to professional athletes, chronic pain sufferers, complex neurological disorders, and weekend warriors. Please check out the testimonials page from my previous clients as an example of how SMR can be used with regard to chronic complex issues and optimize performance. If you're not getting a feel for my passion from reading this, wait until you have a session with me.

 

I always approach my treatment from a neurological/movement perspective. It’s a very interactive process; don’t plan on falling asleep because you won’t! But you will learn a lot about how your body functions, and you're likely to be blown away by the effectiveness of SMR. My practice is all about looking at you as one functional system, doing the appropriate testing to identify where your issues originate from, and then showing the nervous system how to correct itself (please note as an RMT, I cannot diagnose). You might have shoulder pain, but don’t be surprised if we treat your neck, diaphragm, ankle, etc.

 

If you're an athlete, you'll love this "software" approach, which can take your performance to the next level (testimonials). What I find cool about working with athletes is their keen body awareness. During the first session, you will likely be surprised by our identified compensations. By the third session, you might arrive with suggestions of where your weaknesses are and what you think compensates for them; clients are often right. Sessions become a collaboration with the goal of optimal performance. Nothing makes me happier than having you come back the following session with a personal best story.

If you are not an athlete, don't let the pictures of fit people on this website frighten you away. I treat many non-athletes. Please check out the testimonials page from my previous clients as an example of how SMR has solved complex chronic pain cases that people have spent many years trying to overcome. Here's an example I'm especially proud of... I have previously resolved chronic phantom pain within two sessions. This was several years ago, despite reaching out to every hospital and charity with a special interest in phantom pain (war amps, etc.) I still haven't treated a second. I am still offering three complementary sessions to anyone suffering from phantom pain. (If I haven't resolved the phantom pain by the third session, I assume I cannot help and won't continue treatment). 

 

My family of three moved from Vancouver to Ottawa in 2016. We grew to a family of five, and due to our love of the North Shore and some family connections in the area, we decided to move back out west in 2022. 

 

I’m originally from Lisburn, just outside Belfast in Northern Ireland. I still have a slight accent, but for the most part, it isn’t anything close to how I sounded in 1999 when I first stepped off the plane in Vancouver. I hope to meet you in my treatment studio; we will have fun, resolve old issues, and bring you closer to your fitness/health goals.

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