WHAT IS CORRECTIVE EXERCISE?
Corrective Exercise is a treatment technique that utilizes positions and movement to isolate weak areas of the body. Weakness is rarely due to a muscle shrinking in size, but is more commonly seen as a result of pain in nearby tissue. Pain reduces the function and strength in the surrounding muscles. Corrective Exercise selectively targets the muscles or joints that are impaired in order to treat the “cause” of your pain. At P3, we use Corrective Exercise to improve range of motion, reduce joint stiffness, manage pain with a home exercise program, and enhance overall muscle function.
WHAT CONDITIONS DOES CORRECTIVE EXERCISE HELP?
Corrective Exercise benefits any area of the body demonstrating muscle weakness, painful or stiff joints, and aggravated tendons. Corrective Exercise is most effective when utilized with a combination of soft tissue mobilization, joint manipulation/mobilization, or dry needling. When combined with these other treatment methods, targeted strengthening assists in naturally healing: headaches, tendonitis, back pain, neck pain, tennis elbow, rotator cuff pain, shoulder impingement, frozen shoulder, hip impingement, groin pain, knee sprains, patellofemoral pain, plantar fasciitis muscle strains, sciatica, and disc herniations.
DOES CORRECTIVE EXERCISE DIFFER FROM MY REGULAR WORKOUT?
Corrective Exercise is different from a regular workout because it targets very specific muscles or groups of muscles which are often ignored in routine exercise movements. When the body experiences pain, the smaller, stabilizing muscles of joints become weak. This weakness leads to compensation followed by more weakness and pain. Each Corrective Exercise is guided by specific muscle tests, clinical examination, and accurate diagnosis.