When most people seek out treatment for chronic pain or acute pain, they often look at the immediate “source” of their pain; the knee, the back, or whatever is hurting. That one site of pain is the focus of their treatment, and nothing else is really looked at. How can someone treat your knee without ever having you stand up, walk, squat or go down stairs? How come everyone gives you the same back exercise handout from 1970?
What most people don’t realize, however, is that pain very often is the result of stress from a completely different source.
In many cases, the pain you’re experiencing now is often the result of a series of small events that, when looked at as a whole, leads to the real reason you’re experiencing pain. Muscle imbalance and movement issues are often the root cause of chronic pain AND the reason you can’t seem to move past the pain.
At Revitalize Integrated Body Systems we Attack The Root Cause Of Your Pain So We Can Eliminate It!
We do not attempt to “treat” symptoms. We practice a technique called Corrective Exercise. Corrective Exercises are exercises that are designed to make positive changes in the way you move and focus on the underlying cause of your pain, not just on ways to mask or reduce your pain. Because eliminating the cause is the best way to eliminate the pain.
Benefits of Corrective Exercise
Pain Reduction - results can be immediate and profound. Although not immediately permanent, these results may be reproduced on a daily basis in the luxury of their own home.
- Empowers you to take control over your pain without drug or surgery.
- Improves functional and athletic performance
- Helps reduce the risk of training and sports injuries
- Identifies physical imbalances and weaknesses
- Identifies the difference between movement quality and compensations
- Identifies cause-and-effect relationship to micro trauma
- Improves the activities of daily living
- Enhanced strength, flexibility and power
- Postural Improvement
- Stress Reduction
- Better Overall Sense of Well being
What is Corrective Exercise?
Corrective Exercise is a form of exercise that brings the body back into a perfect postural position. The body is designed to perform at its optimum level when it is in a position of good posture. Unfortunately over time we tend to pick up all of these bad habits of slouching, leaning or even sitting at our desks at work in these really strange positions.
Over time, you will gradually start to assume that position in everyday things that you do. This means that the body will tighten in certain areas and loosen in other areas. Muscles will become weaker and some may not even work at all.
For example, your left hip might not be painful. But because it is not working properly, you develop a rotator cuff problem in your right shoulder. Or your tight calf and restricted motion in your ankle is causing your lower back pain. Compromised movements in one part of your body will lead to symptoms developing in another part of your body.
Dr. Angelique Waite and Dr. Andrew Mairs design Corrective Exercise Programs to undo all of these imbalances and compensations and guide the body to work in harmony and without pain.
Through Corrective Exercise you will be loosening the muscles that have become tight, and activating the muscles that have become lazy. Basically you will be working towards reeducating your body to move as it was designed so that it can function at its' optimum level.
These exercises improve your body’s biomechanics and remove the negative stresses from your body. It’s these negative stresses that accumulate causing pain and affecting your ability to move normally.
Through Corrective Exercises we reintroduce proper function to your body, which in turn restores correct structure. When your body stops compensating for imbalances you are able to move freely and your pain disappears.