Corrective Exercise

"Exercise is good for the body but not every exercise is good for YOUR body."
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Corrective Exercise is about exercising with purpose

It’s about choosing the right exercises for your posture, acitivity level and personal health history; knowing when and how to progress them and making sure they are performed with proper technique and posture. In everyday life, we are constantly doing activities that create imbalances in our bodies. From sleeping on one side, sitting for long periods of time, or participating in sports like tennis and golf, our bodies slowly develop strengths and weaknesses that eventually lead to asymmetry in our posture and movement. These posture and movement imbalances can lead to unnecessary wear and tear on our muscles and joints and make us more susceptible to chronic pain and injuries.

The goal of Corrective Exercise is to identify both posture and movement imbalances and joint limitations and develop a program to correct them. The focus is on movements designed to create balance, stability, and/or mobility in areas that are not functioning properly.

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Rationale for Corrective Exercise

As technology and automation have increased the level of physical activity for many of us has decreased. Add to that, we are constantly involved in activities and postures that create imbalance in the body. Unfortunately, many personal training programs fail to include a proper assessment and do not address postural imbalances by including the right combination of strengthening and stretching exercises.

The statistics below demostrate the importance of restoring balance and symmetry to the body.

In 2011, the Institute of Medicine released a report “Relieving Pain in America: A Blueprint for Transforming Prevention, Care, Education, and Research.” According to the report, the annual cost of chronic pain in the U.S. is estimated to be $560-635 billion, including health care expenses and lost productivity.

BACK

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 their 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.
25% of hip fracture patients die within one year.

KNEES

Common knee problems such as Patella Femoral Sydrome and Ligament Injuries cost $2.5 billion/year. An estimated 80,000-100,000 ACL injuries occur each year with approx. 70-75% being non-contact injuries.

FOOT & ANKLE

In the general population Plantar Fasciitis accounts for more than 1 million doctor visits each year.