Corrective Exercise at Shin Wellness
by James Goodlatte
Corrective Exercise is a blend of personal fitness training with physical therapy. It is the perfect choice if:
- You want to feel your body abilities and overall function improve, rather than decline, as you age.
- You are completing physical therapy and want to make sure that you do not cause the same injury to recur in the future.
- You want to start a fitness program that focuses upon posture, alignment and optimal muscle activation.
If you embark on a corrective exercise program at Shin Wellness, it starts with a thorough assessment of your flexibility and your muscle activation patterns. This first session lasts for one hour and you will leave having a far greater understanding of your body posture and alignment, as well as the single most important stretch or muscle activation that your body needs to function optimally.
Our intention is for you to literally feel the difference in your body before and after the discovery of your "most important exercise."
It is not uncommon for pain to diminish noticeably as soon as you access these muscles. This "most important exercise" is based upon your specific body's needs, and it can be used as a starting ground for a daily fitness routine. For those of you regularly exercising already, it will instantly enhance what you are doing at the gym.
Based upon your goals and needs, we can work with you to create a morning routine, a warm-up routine, or a complete exercise program.
More About Corrective Exercise
It is often the case that Personal Training (and fitness in general) focuses upon "feeling the burn" and making you sweat. The notion for using "good form" often exists, but easily gives way to the industry psychology for "feeling the burn."
It is relatively common for those who start exercising to develop chronic injuries, including back pain, knee pain, or shoulder pain.
In Physical Therapy, it is often the case that the specialized focus of the therapy adequately handles the immediate need for healing the musculoskeletal injury. However, it is also common for the therapy to end immediately after rehabilitation and pain reduction, which doesn't always address the underlying cause. This can lead to re-injuring the same area, injuring the area on the other side of the body, or injuring another area of the body as it tries to compensate for the underlying issue that was never addressed in therapy.
This middle ground is where corrective exercise is perfect. Corrective Exercise specifically teaches you how to move with the correct muscles, enabling fluid joint movement and the potential avoidance of nearly any joint or muscle pain. This means that you are less likely to use pain-relieving medications. Ultimately, the movement of the joints becomes aligned, which reduces the likelihood for various musculoskeletal surgeries. Corrective Exercise is often a key component in reclaiming your vitality.