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CORRECTIVE EXERCISE - what it is and how can it help you?

To walk up or down a set of stairs we must have strength, coordination, balance and flexibility and whether we do this with speed, or while carrying extra weight, it doesn't really matter.  What matters are those 4 key fundamentals that allow us to succeed without feeling pain, discomfort or a complete inability to be able to perform the task.

Corrective exercise is all about overcoming the problems you face with everyday tasks, sporting activities or even just when you're trying to be a little more active; without suffering from pain or discomfort.  It's about anyalsying the body to determine what movement patterns are difficult, why they are difficult, and how to overcome them.

Corrective exercises focuses on regaining strength, movement and function after an injury has occurred or as a result of the general ageing process or poor posture induced imbalance (think office work!).  Injuries can be varied in nature and are not specific to an accident or direct injury; it can include overuse of a particular joint or muscle (think Repetitive Strain Injury), post operative, poor posture or incorrect training; running with poor footwear, incorrect lifting patterns in the gym, for example.  As a personal trainer and massage therapist who specialises in resolving pain, dysfunction and mobility issues, you're in safe hands - here are just a hand full of examples of clients that I've worked with...

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Severe Kyphosis and forward head syndrome
Severe Kyphosis and forward head syndrome

Move 4 Fitness Dordogne Corrective Exercise Specialist

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Hypertonic levator scapula, oblique imbalance
Hypertonic levator scapula, oblique imbalance

Move 4 Fitness Dordogne Corrective Exercise Specialist

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Scoliosis
Scoliosis

Move 4 Fitness Dordogne, Remedial Therapist.

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Severe Kyphosis and forward head syndrome
Severe Kyphosis and forward head syndrome

Move 4 Fitness Dordogne Corrective Exercise Specialist

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As soon as these problematic areas have been addressed, it allows you to do so much more - it doesn't just stop at being able to walk up a set of stairs. It can mean having the strength, flexibility, balance and coordination to pick up your children or grand-children, take a bike ride,  ride a horse, have a dance, walk home carrying your shopping, or achieve that sporting event that you set your heart on.

Everyday basic tasks that most people take for granted until something (and nothing!) happens and the body stops you, and you end up withdrawing into yourself, becoming less mobile, less strong, less able.  Most people end up taking tablets to dull the pain, instead of resolving the actual problem and taking back control of your body.  Exercise 1st - medication last!

 

A very great example is of a client who came to me as a 30 year old lady who couldn't bend down and touch her toes without extreme pain.  Within a year of working together, she went on to run her first 26 mile marathon and didn't stop there - she completed a marathon a year, over 4 successive years.

 

Running a marathon doesn't have to be your goal, and of course, if you have osteoarthritis of the knee, this wouldn't be a possibility for you, but it does give a very real example of how pain can be resolved, and completely overcome, in most cases.  You may just want to be able to move more freely..and you should be able to!  Life is for living, after all...

Testimonial 2021

Really first class - thorough assessment and monitoring - sessions geared to individual need with encouragement and correcting posture as required. Kim is super professional and qualified with great knowledge about the body and how muscles should work. My husband and I have been working with Kim for over a year and can see real changes in muscle development and body tone. Having osteo arthritis the exercise builds muscle and eases pain. Gentle build up using a range of weights and exercise - this for someone who has done no real exercise for 50 years! During recent lockdowns we have been able to continue, using Zoom and believe me she is just as thorough.  

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