Discover who we are,
and our approach to helping you.
Our story & Mission
Dr. Julia Fisher (Jigs) is a physiotherapist, exercise scientist, keen mountain biker, and trail runner. She founded move more to share the joy and lifestyle benefits that come with a body that is thriving.
Dr. Julia Fisher
Physiotherapist, Exercise Scientist, founder.
Julia has been working as a physiotherapist for 17 years. She has had two physio practices and has worked with Olympic medalists, world champions, as well as everyday runners, riders, and outdoor enthusiasts. She has a Ph.D. in Exercise Science from UCT Exercise Science and Sports Medicine department under the supervision of Prof. Tim Nokes and Dr. Ross Tucker.
Julia has completed 2 Ironman triathlons, multiple 500km adventure races, Freedom Challenge Race Across South Africa, Munga and a few Two Oceans Ultras.
Julia is infectiously optimistic and supportive.
Our mission is to help you Live a life of outdoor adventure.
We have three founding principles:
1. Moving well is a privilege that we inherently love.
Humans get a natural high from exercising and achieving success.
Training good movement is a life-long journey; that we are lucky enough to be on. The highs and the joy we get from exercise and from success are well designed. Our program harnesses this and helps to infuse these into your life.
2. Train the 'governer' and the body will follow.
The brain is perhaps the biggest component of your movement journey.
We focus on training your co-ordination or skill of movement which is really training your neurological pathways to that movement. It seems like you are training muscle strength but really a lot of the benefit is neurological ie brain training. Once the skill is learned then sport and life will naturally add to improved strength and ability.
To move well, each segment of your body needs to be practiced in functioning as it has been designed to. Inactivity or insufficiency of an area of the body causes subconscious compensation so that the system can function. When we start to compensate: areas become loaded which are not designed for bearing load, and areas move in a way that they are not designed to. This situation makes one very susceptible to injury and suboptimal ability to transfer load (athletic ability).
Once good movement is established, with the whole system playing its respective roles appropriately, the next phase is to train the movement to withstand different loads in different positions, at different speeds. With this approach, you can be confident that you'll be adaptive in an active lifestyle and buffered from injury.
3. Everyone deserves to have the knowledge and tools to maintain good movement.
If we are informed then we can take responsibility for our mobility longevity and athletic performance.
We believe that each of us should be in control of our own physical journey. Everyone should know what is expected of their bodies and be able to pick up when something is off track and heading for an injury. We believe that the fundamentals of injury prevention and what it means to move well should not only be in possession of professionals (doctors, physios, bios etc.) but be accessible to everyone. Our program puts you in the driver's seat of self-management and injury prevention.