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CORRECTIVE EXERCISES

Corrective exercise or therapeutic exercises are designed to address and correct deficiencies that deviate from normal ranges. Most people have been programmed to believe that they need to strengthen the area of concern or injury to heal or prevent any subsequent injuries to the area. This may be the case for some people, but what if you had an injury that prevented the normal contraction or lengthening of a muscle? Or worse yet, an adhesion that literally had two muscles sticking together? Would strengthening the area with weights resolve or make the muscles stronger? Common sense would suggest you need to resolve the soft tissue issues first, using a soft muscle technique like ART. Once the soft tissue injury is resolved, any corrective exercise will be better accepted and produce the results the participant was looking for. The goal is to restore normal muscle function, normal range of motion, and improve strength. We achieve this with our patients with the correct programs at the right time.