Megan Hanriot CPT CES PES NWC
What exactly is corrective exercise? According to NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine), corrective exercise is a technique that leverages an understanding of anatomy, kinesiology, and biomechanics to address and fix movement compensations and imbalances to improve the overall quality of movement during workouts and in everyday life.
Ok, that is a lot to take in, but why see a specialist? Everybody, no their level of fitness has some kind of imbalance in their body. This specialized method is not just for athletes, it is for anyone who wants to improve their mobility and quality of life.
In my previous posts, we discussed the importance of SMR techniques, like foam rolling. I also talked about common ailments due to muscle imbalances, like lower back pain, and rounded and sore shoulders. Soon, I will be creating wonderful content describing some corrective exercises and techniques that will further target some of these common issues.
It’s my job to assess the way you stand and move to figure out which muscles need to be taught to relax and which muscles need to be signaled to work. The exciting thing about being a corrective exercise specialist is I’ve been trained how to target under-active muscles, to signal them to activate, and to teach them to engage with your daily activities.
In conjunction with other modalities, such as massage therapy, chiropractic care, and physical therapy, working with a corrective exercise specialist is just another step in achieving balance in your life.
The intense care and attention being given to clients and their whole body care is why I chose to work at Sacred Roots Holistic Healing, and I look forward to helping as many of you as possible along your wellness journey.
For more content and instructional videos, check out my future blog posts and our app!