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. These specific exercise are individualized to your needs to selectively targets the muscles or joints that are impaired in order to treat the “cause” of your pain. At Peak Physiotherapy and Performance, 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. This treatment technique 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. We use exercise as medicine and we believe that “you can’t go wrong getting strong”. With that being said we use exercise as part our philosophy to keep our patients away from pain killers, injections and surgery.
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 exercise is guided by specific muscle tests, clinical examination, accurate diagnosis and individualized to give the patient exactly what their body needs.
WHERE CAN I FIND CORRECTIVE EXERCISE NEAR ME?
Peak Physiotherapy and Performance provides corrective exercise for patients with all types of injuries to improve strength and heal pain. This is a foundation in our wellness and injury prevention programs. No Doctor will ever tell you “you’re just too strong, you should probably get weaker”. It doesn’t happen and it wont start here at P3. We use exercises for back pain relief, neck pain relief, shoulder pain relief, elbow pain relief, and knee pain relief. Keep in mind, exercises are always prescribed always used in combination with several other treatment techniques to maximize pain relief and get you back to doing what you love quickly. Peak Physiotherapy and Performance has 2 office locations in where we provide corrective exercise in Columbus Ohio. We have one location that provides corrective in Blacklick and another location provides corrective exercise in Canal Winchester.