While rehabilitating injuries or the aches and pains caused by aging, it is important to remain active to facilitate tissue regeneration and joint mobility. Sitting dormant makes it difficult to retain (or regain) your range of motion, to heal and rebuild muscles.
Pain may often be reduced or eliminated with healthy movement. Nearly everyone can improve their situation, and take back daily or sporting activities. Usually a combination of modalities will help as we attempt to work with the bodies nature movement and healing properties, and not against them.
- We look at what’s moving and what’s not. Is it nerve, muscular or joint pain?
Is it joint limitation or muscular imbalance (tightness, weakness), etc.?
- Can we improve the situation with movement sequences (not exercises) that restore natural function?
- Can we create better suppleness or elasticity (a combination of strength and flexibility) around the painful region?
- Can we strengthen weak areas?
- then slowly working the sore or aching area itself, providing the movement necessary to get the blood to flow.
Combating Muscle Imbalances for Sports Injuries and Life
Our daily activities and sports can lead to muscle imbalances and issues caused by overuse and under use.
In sports, these imbalances develop especially where one side of the body is dominant, as in golf or tennis. Or an imbalance can overload one part of the body, as in tennis or running, where one rotation is dominant or the lower body is being used more vigorously than the upper body. These imbalances can lead the body into painful conditions.
In our daily life, most of us sit too much! Sitting is the new smoking. By strengthening the core (your trunk) and it’s connection to our arms and legs, Pilates, GYROTONIC and CoreAlign build a foundation from the inside out. These systems will develop muscle groups that are not directly involved in your life habits, or regular training or sport, which helps to establish stability and muscle balance.