Corrective exercises uses body movements and/or postures to restore functional movement in injured tissues. The corrective exercises taught are movements that minimize or eliminate compensation. Corrective exercises are used to cue the patient’s motor system to respond in a more desirable way. If the body creates healthy movement patterns, then it will be less likely to be re-injured.
This comprehensive and consistent approach works to retrain muscles, restore joint function and prevent recurring injuries. Specific exercises will be taught in order to correct functional patterns caused by trauma, inactivity, muscular imbalances, poor flexibility or biomechanical inadequacies.
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.