Thursday, July 29, 2010

Muscle Imbalances Revealed

The light on corrective exercise has really broadened within the last few years. This is due partly, because the personal training field is expanding and partly, because baby-boomers are relatively more active than ever before. The demand for injury prevention or more accurately, "reducing" injury occurrence is becoming more popular. Most active people experience aches and pains from recreational activities and sedentary individuals experience injuries from, well...being sedentary.

Last week, I attended a Sports Injury seminar which was attended by many physical therapists. While conversing with many professionals, the consensus was the same: Getting people who are injured up and moving before and after an injury is paramount. Over the last few years, even rehabilitative protocols have changed to meet this need. Decades ago, if you had ACL reconstructive surgery, you were placed on strict bed-rest for weeks in order to "let the repaired site heal." The state of the industry changed views and with new studies and research verifying that movement and early rehab actually promotes the natural healing process quicker, many physical therapy professionals have begun to implement new strategies.

So how does this effect the personal trainer? Simply put: we see them before the physical therapist does! We see people in action. We understand the biomachanics assumed in movements and we design exercise programs to bring out the best in strength, skill, and conditioning. With that being said, injuries can occur but it is the job responsibility of the fitness professional to ensure that it happens as seldom as possible. Just as our vehicle goes in for periodic maintenance or tune-ups, so does the human body. And as personal trainers, we use corrective exercise to tune-up the body. We use corrective exercise to "reinforce" the walls and improve balance between muscles to uphold joint integrity.

My good friend Rick Kaselj has created a product with some friends that addresses muscle balance. Why? Because Rick understands that personal trainers get "first crack" at clients before the physical therapist does. His job, along with all of ours,  is to give physical therapists a break and let them work on traumatic rehab patients that have a new hip, knee, or have been cut open. Let us work with the chronic injuries that can be prevented simply by understanding how to balance muscles.

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  1. For lower back pain substitute muscle imbalance for the pain. Unless you address the muscle imbalance you have not solved the problem.

  2. How does the muscle imbalance occur?Every muscle in the body has an opposing muscle. Take for example bending your arm at the elbow.


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