Postural Corrective Exercise: How it Works!
So you've probably seen my previous blog about Postural Analysis and Corrective Exercise and how it has helped free me of lower back pain. Over the past two months I have now helped free several clients and myself of lower back pain and increased theirs and my own range of motion, But how does it actually work?
It all starts with a Postural Analysis, standing in lots of different positions while a visual check is carried out by myself to see what position each body part sits comfortably into when standing relaxed on the spot. This includes the position of the Head, Shoulders, Hands, Hips, Knees, Ankle as well checking the arches of your feet and your spine for Spinal Scoliosis. Increased muscle tone of areas such as your lats and calves can also give away what might be causing your pain!
Take me for example:
Shoulders rotated forwards
Feet turned out, knee tracking over second toe
Pelvis tilted backwards resulting in slight Flatback Posture
The next stage is to perform movement tests to confirm the findings of the visual analysis, which then show the extent of the problems before a corrective exercise plan of mobility exercises is put into place. The mobility exercises target the muscles which have locked down and encourage them to lengthen and shorten, pushing the range towards the last few reps of each set.
You can see on the link to my video below that my exercises target my Hamstrings, Glutes and Piriformis. I complete 2 sets of 15-20 reps after a warm up before each of my resistance sessions, and normally get a few clicks out of my hips in the process relieving pressure and getting rid of my lower back pain. As I have mentioned before the impact these have had on my Squats and Deadlifts has been incredible and now wake up every morning free of pain!
Contact me now to get yours checked today!!!!!