Corrective Exercises – Adding to your program to eliminate your pain!

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Updated: November 17, 2015

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Wouldn’t it be nice to have a pain – know the source of the problem and fix it right away? The problem with chronic pain is that the fix is never a straight path or a narrow course. When most people look to fix pain, they often look at the immediate “source” of their pain; the knee hurts – it’s a knee problem. My back is aching – must be the spine is out of line. The shoulder is killing you when you reach over your head, must need to do some band exercises to help it get better. When we experience pain in a certain area, the focus of how to deal with the pain and treat the spot is to look at that specific area – and nothing else.

What we need to be aware of is that pain can have many components. In many cases, the pain you are having now can be result of 1) a series of events over a long period of time that has accumulated into a problem 2) the problem is caused in ANOTHER area of the body, but the pain is radiated in another area. The one key factor is, no matter why we have pain – we want to rid ourselves of the problem and LIVE PAIN FREE.

The key to help us eliminate pain – corrective exercise!

Corrective exercise are thought of as “special exercises” to maintain posture, get certain muscles to work together, done to help avoid repetitive injuries, and put into programs to us maintain a better quality of life.

Most of us like to do things that we are good at. The same is true for training and working out. We set our programs up based on our strengths. We don’t like to focus on improving our weaknesses, especially in regard to our bodies. A key to remember – YOU CAN heal yourself by working those weaknesses and fixing them with doing some corrective exercise.

Corrective exercise helps to counteract the repetitive “bad” stuff that we do to ourselves through sports, training, doing repetitive movements at work and life in general.

Corrective exercise can be as simple as doing more exercises for glutes and low back to counteract all the sitting we do. It can mean stretching one side of a joint and strengthening the other side to make it function better – we say to “lengthen and strengthen” certain body parts that work together when we move. Reversing repetitive movements is corrective exercise. Taking a break from the cubicle to enjoy a 30-minute lunchtime walk is corrective exercise.
The path we look at for getting “right” is to:
1.  CLEAN UP MOVEMENT PATTERNS – Reestablish functional range of motion first.

2.  MAKE SURE BODY IS STABLE DURING MOVEMENT – Once functional range of motion is reestablished adding stability becomes the next step.

3.  ADD PROPER PROGRESSION – Once the joints, muscles, and movement patterns have sound stability both static and dynamic, next will be to add in loading the joints, muscles and movement patterns.

4.  LAST – WE ADD IN A PLAN – Once the joints, muscles and movement patterns can produce strength and power gains, we can now successfully add in specific sport/activity work to the program.

To find out more about corrective exercise training into your program – contact us at Coach Rozy Performance by clicking here to send Coach Rozy a question – Coach Rozy Email.  We can help you LIVE PAIN FREE.

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