November 10, 2014
Where is your pain coming from?
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4 Corrective Exercise Essentials
I listened to this movement lecture on the long drive back to Florida from Nashville. This information is taken from Brett Jones. I am not taking credit for it, I just want to share with you his thoughts on corrective exercise. For those of you who do not know Brett Jones, he is a fitness professional from Pennsylvania. He is an instructor of the Functional Movement Screen, a kettle bell instructor, has a masters in rehab science and holds his CSCS (certified strength and conditioning specialist).
In his lecture he explains there are only 4 corrective exercise essentials. His quote is fitting, “In the beginner’s mind, there are many options. In the expert’s mind, there are few.” You do not need 1000 different corrective exercises, nor does a patient need to be doing 15 corrective exercises at a time. You may have a favorite list of exercises, but to quote Gray Cook (the co-creator of the Functional Movement Screen), “Movement isn’t cookie-cutter.” The same exercise that works for somebody may not work for the next.
Here are Brett’s 4 Corrective Exercise Essentials
If you are unfamiliar with the information presented here, a good start is to visit Functional Movement. Learn the functional movement screen (FMS), screen your patients, clients, athletes. Take a FMS or SFMA course, or take the online FMS.
He gives you a bonus fifth, the Turkish getup. This exercise has become very popular as of late. It is a very good exercise, when done and taught properly. There are variations of these including the baby getup and others. Look these up, be able to do them yourself and teach them. Your patients will appreciate you.
Make sure you utilize these exercises. You don’t need to have a tool box of 1000 different exercises that you can never remember. Be able to adapt to the individual, know the variations!