Corrective exercise has become a rather big buzz phrase over the recent years. This for good reason. The evaluation process is an important part of any injury prevention process. But, with the PROvention™ system, the evaluation is the foundation of the entire system. If you don’t know your athletes, you will never be able to adequately prescribe workouts for them. Learn all you need to know about the evaluation process here.
Obviously, a thorough evaluation takes time. And, if it is worth taking the time for an all inclusive evaluation, it is definitely worth the time to correct what you find. We find that’s one of the biggest downfalls of most coach’s programming. They know how to test and they know how to write workouts with sets and reps. But, they don’t know how to correct poor movement patterns. In that case, what is the point of evaluating movement? Thus, corrective exercise is another very important component of the PROvention™ system.
“A New Strategy”
Because Corrective Exercise is a relatively new term and concept in performance training, it is ever evolving. Most of us didn’t get much in school in this area of education, so it is up to us as professionals in the field to educate ourselves.
We find that it taking the approach of “Assess Globally, Act Locally, and then Act Globally” is the most effective approach to correcting poor movement patterns. What does that mean?
Assess Globally – Evaluate the body in it’s entirety to identify the weak links in the sytem.
Act Locally – Once the weak links have been identified, go to work on them. This may be a weak or inactive muscle. Or, it might be a lack of mobility or stability in a specific joint. Correcting this may be as simple as a little bit of soft tissue work, or it may take some complex manual techniques. The more tools you have to correct their restrictions, the more likely it is that you will be able to make the needed corrections.
Act Globally – This is missed by a lot of clinicians. If the athlete’s body isn’t able to neurologically recognize the correction, it will never stick. Acting globally works to tie everything back into the entire system and repattern things appropriately.
Corrective exercise is a topic that is huge and far too in depth for a few webpages. Thus, we prefer to further discuss how to create quality corrective strategies within your programming in person. Email us to learn more about seminars and consulting to assist you in this area.
There are several key components that make the PROvention™ system extremely effective. Click on each component to learn more:
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