Difference from other services
Most local gym, personal training or fitness services assume your body is fine to exercise right from the outset. The problem is - we may have underlying musculo-skeletal issues that cause us more pain and tension if we perform the wrong type of exercise. Over-time this causes further wear and tear on our joints, muscles and cartilage and we can end up with further injury and long-term chronic pain.
You may have heard of some of these terms:
- Pelvic tilts
- Lordotic & kyphotic spinal curves
- Flat back
- Knocked knees etc
This is a reason to work with a specialist trainer who can assess your general posture and form before you consider your next exercise or fitness journey.
What does it involve?
If you're starting an exercise plan, you can start with a free consultation with me first.
You can later request a stand alone postural assessment or ask for one, as part of sequence of sessions that you book with me.
I will check your shoulder levels, the position of your knees and hips as well as any curvature in your spine among other joint zones. I will also check the movement of your body through different planes - assessing for tightness, tension or pain.
I will refer you back to a physio or osteopath for further diagnosis if it's something quite serious and needs intricate attention.
You can correct postural imbalances!
With the correct type of exercise, including appropriate myo-fascial release, stretching and re-strengthening, you can improve and fix many postural problems.
Should I join an exercise programme if I suspect a problem?
Simply put - No! Get checked out first. If you've had a recent injury or recovering from surgery, get clearance from your physiotherapist first - then move on to the next level of strengthening and corrective exercise. Ask me what would be best.
There are even many functional pattern issues with the sports we play regularly, so make sure you're not over-training muscles and bones, and add balance to your body.