Corrective Exercise

Corrective exercise can reduce aches and pains caused by imbalance and weakness in a person’s body. The imbalance can come from inactivity or repetitive daily movements. A qualified healthcare professional can create a corrective exercise plan after a careful assessment of a person’s pain points and his or her goals.

Corrective exercise can be easily incorporated into any fitness routine. It typically starts with some form of self-massage. The self-massage can be performed with a foam roller or other release techniques. These techniques loosen and warm up the muscles in preparation for stretching. After a person is properly warmed-up and has stretched, he or she can begin strength training to further address pain and weakness.
It is important for the healthcare professional providing the corrective exercise plan to carefully evaluate the person’s pain and needs. The plan should be practiced on a regular basis. A home exercise plan can help patients consistently work on his or her exercises. A beneficial corrective exercise plan will be flexible and constantly adjusted based on the needs of the client—or patient.

Each person will require a unique plan. For example—a frequently injured elite athlete will require different exercises than a television producer with Plantar Fasciitis. Corrective exercise can eliminate pain and boost strength using self-massage, stretching, and strength training exercise.