What Is Corrective Exercise?


Corrective Exercise is a technique that leverages an understanding of anatomy, kinesiology, and biomechanics to address and fix movement compensations and imbalances to improve the overall quality of movement during workouts and in everyday life. Corrective Exercise is used to help assess and determine the root cause of imbalances and faulty movement patterns that lead to issues with posture, balance, and total body coordination.

 

Once the issue or issues are identified, a Corrective Exercise Specialist can then develop a plan
that addresses the problem through reducing tension in overactive muscles, stretching
underactive muscles, and programming functional progressive exercises using dynamic
movement patterns.

All prescribed exercises are easily viewable in an app that has both photo and video instructions. Your practitioner will create a profile for you in which all your exercises will be in a list that is customizable and easy to interact with. Your practitioner's goal is to help provide you with the tools to be an active participant in your healing. The prescribed exercises are practiced in person with your practitioner but then performed at home over the next week(s). Follow up visits are usually a week to two weeks apart.


By addressing a patient’s functional movement and the issues impeding it, especially at their
feet, knees, and hips, it helps reduce the stress put on their body and other areas of the body
such as the shoulders and cervical spine. By properly aligning the body, corrective exercises
help it to handle the load that everyday movement puts on it and helps reduce the risk of future injury. Thanks to these strategies, patients will be able to “bullet-proof” common problematic areas and move better, which will open up a variety of new exercises they will be able to do. It will also give them the ability to take part in many more different activities and sports that they enjoy and may not have been able to do otherwise.

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