Corrective Exercise, also called therapeutic exercise, is the use of specific exercise protocols to correct muscular strength imbalances, faulty movement patterns, poor flexibility or to compensate for structural asymmetry such as scoliosis or restricted joint range of motion. A corrective exercise program is devised to correct specific issues in an individual patient and is based on the patient’s history, the nature of injury and the findings during evaluation by a skilled clinician.
Most studies show that passive treatments for musculoskeletal complaints are limited in scope, meaning that pain may be relieved only in the short term. Long lasting changes in pain and function usually require active participation by the patient. That means specific exercise and life style adjustments. But how do you know what kind of exercise to do for your specific problem? What about those of you who are exercising but are being injured by the exercise?
At Mark Thompson Acutherapy, our goal is to get you out of pain ASAP. And we don’t want you to have to come back after a few weeks or months with the same complaints. If you have repeated episodes of the same or similar pain after getting only temporary relief, we need to determine what is causing the cycle to repeat.
Most of the time several factors combine to cause problems: lifestyle, body type, structural asymmetry, strength deficits, decreased flexibility and poor muscular control – faulty movement patterns. These can be determined and corrected by thorough examination and skilled use of specific exercise protocols.
At Mark Thompson Acutherapy, we work with you to help you get out of pain and accomplish your exercise/fitness goals. Book an appointment today!