Corrective exercise improves movement patterns, alleviates pain, and prevents injury. It involves identifying and addressing muscle imbalances, weaknesses, and limitations in range of motion that can contribute to poor movement patterns and chronic pain.
Corrective exercise can benefit individuals with chronic pain, postural imbalances, or injuries. By addressing underlying issues, corrective exercise can help individuals move more efficiently and with less pain, reducing the risk of future injury.
Some common corrective exercises include:
● Mobility exercises improve joint mobility and range of motion, such as foam rolling, stretching, and joint mobilization.
● Strengthening exercises improve muscular imbalances, such as weak glutes or tight hip flexors. Examples include squats, lunges, and resistance band exercises.
● Stability exercises, such as planks and single-leg balance exercises, aim to improve core stability and balance.