St. Pete Corrective Exercises & Rehabilitation Care
Corrective exercises are the use of bodily movements and/or postures to restore desirable changes in diseased or injured tissues. The corrective exercises are movement strategies that minimize or eliminate compensation. Corrective exercises should precede more integrated exercises, because they can cue the patient’s motor system to respond in a more desirable way and assist in removing or improving biomechanical constraints. Use of specific exercises are used to correct deficiencies caused by trauma, inactivity, muscular imbalances, poor flexibility or biomechanical inadequacies.
This comprehensive and consistent approach works to retrain muscles, restore joint function and prevent recurring injuries as well as doctor visits. When corrective exercises become necessary, they help maintain proper posture, improve lifting mechanics while helping to determine the “Do’s and Don’ts” related to certain jobs or daily activities. The effectiveness of the treatment protocol depends on the patient’s commitment to their therapeutic exercises and doctor’s recommendations.
During your rehab & corrective exercise regime, you will still be re-examined for any structural dysfunction. This is because if we begin a movement from a structurally inadequate or inefficient position, the movement from the point forward will be inefficient.
"We cannot separate structure and function. These two independent things are interdependent upon one another"
We must consider structure, its influence on function, and reflect on how function can influence structure.
Function is altered in the presence of pain. We cannot ignore pain and simply perform "functional" activities
"Input dictates output, Bad input yields bad output."
Segments above and below an injury, either spinal or limb can become compromised due to fear, avoidance, and pain. Over time, this compensation can lead to pain or asymmetries in flexibility and strength, and will further exacerbate the issue. These alterations will create new movement patterns that have adapted to compensate for pain, and sometimes these movement patterns can last well beyond pain subsiding. The regressed exercises break down movements into basic component to rewire how the brain chooses, sequences, and coordinates motor patterns.
Although there is multiple phases of care, there is one common goal; to return the athlete possibly bigger, faster, and stronger prior to the injury. The immediate rehab focus will include restoration of active daily living activities and foundational movements that we all typically perform.