6 Benefits of Corrective Exercise
Updated: Feb 25
Older fans of baseball will remember a Los Angeles Dodger relief pitcher of the 1970s named Mike Marshall. He was known for his ability to pitch consecutive games using a “screwball” pitch that was known to be extremely hard on the arm. He credited his ability to avoid injury and pain to his Ph.D. in Kinesiology, defined as the scientific study of human or non-human body movement.
Kinesiology is one component of a relatively new technique called Corrective Exercise (CE) that combines it with anatomy and biomechanics. The goal of CE is to improve body movement and to solve issues of posture, balance and even co-ordination by identifying areas of poor movement that can lead to pain or injury.
Let’s use the example of a man who has a sprained ankle. It doesn’t take a Ph.D. to figure out the cause of the pain, but what if that sprained ankle causes one to walk a bit different that in turn puts an added load on the other leg leading to some discomfort? If that happens, a Corrective Exercise session can identify the faulty stride and get it back to where it should be.
Here are SIX other examples of how CE will benefit anyone:
1. Injury prevention is the most important benefit. The body was designed to move as one unit. An automobile not properly aligned will cause the tires to wear unevenly and may damage the suspension system just like an unaligned arm, leg or hip movement can affect our “suspension system” of ligaments, tendons and bones.
2. Improvement in performance in your chosen sport will occur as you refine the movements needed for running, jumping or tossing a ball.
3. Active people who have jobs that require them to hunch over computers will gain better posture as CEs will improve movement and patterns in neuro-muscular areas as well.
4. CEs, like any exercise, will result in improved blood flow and circulation. That by itself will lead to better healing, reduced swelling, and reduced pain.
5. CEs focus on developing and strengthening key muscles for increased flexibility and endurance needed for most sports, but even a non-athlete can benefit from improved coordination.
6. When you move right, you feel right. Some people who adhere to CE will enjoy an almost immediate improvement as poor movement patterns vanish replaced with proper ones to give you that treasured sense of wellness and well-being.
This short article is not adequate to explain all the nuances of CE so before you begin any program on your own, you will want to consult with a reputable Coach trained in Corrective Exercise. The Coach can outline a program around you for any purpose being it to run, jump, throw a ball or simply do away with a bothersome ache.
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