What is Corrective Exercise??

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In everyday life, we repeatedly do activities that create imbalances in the body. Sitting at a desk for long periods of time, driving, sleeping on your side,or participating in sports like tennis and golf allow the body to develop strengths and weaknesses that cause the body to be out of symmetry. These posture and movement imbalances in the body make us more susceptible to chronic pain and injuries.

The point of corrective exercise is to find posture and movement imbalances and joint limitation and create a program to correct them.  The focus is on movements designed to create balance, stability, and/or range of motion in the body that are not functioning at maximum potential.

It’s all about choosing the right exercises, knowing when and how to progress them and making sure you perform them with good technique and posture.

As technology and automation becomes more and more common, physical activity for most of us becomes less and less. In addition to that our common, everyday activities put our bodies in a de-conditioned state. To top it off, most training programs do not properly assess and determine these imbalances which can increase your potential for injury.

Did you know that a corrective exercise program could save most people from common injuries and chronic pain even before they occur?

  • BACK-The annual cost attributable to low back pain in the US is greater than $26 billion/year. 60-80% of the general population have reported to have had low back pain and nearly 80% of adults have musculoskeletal degeneration in the low back.
  • NECK- An estimated 2/3 of people will have neck pain at some point in the life.
  • SHOULDERS- Shoulder pain, most commonly Impingement Syndrome, is present in 21% of the general population and costs approximately $39 billion/year.
  • HIPS- According to the agency for healthcare, research and quality, more than 285,000 total hip replacements are performed each year.
  • KNEES- An estimated 80,000-100,000 ACL injuries occur each year with approx. 70-75% being non-contact injuries. ACL injuries have a strong correlation with arthritis. Common knee problems such as Patella Femoral Sydrome and Ligament Injuries cost $2.5 billion/year.
  • FOOT & ANKLE- In the general population Plantar Fasciitis accounts for more than 1 million doctor visits each year.

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