Promote healthy muscle function and improve your strength and flexibility with corrective exercise programming.

An isolated injury can leave you laid up for weeks, and if you don’t address the imbalances that caused the injury in the first place, it can lead to widespread dysfunction even after you heal. But what if you could train your muscles and joints to move properly during your workouts to prevent injuries from occurring in the first place?

At Lycoming Orthopedic & Sports Acupuncture, we’ll show you how to use your muscles correctly to maintain your range of motion and prevent wear and tear. Our corrective exercise programming will enable you to make more progress in your training. It will also teach you how to move your body cohesively to correct underlying musculoskeletal imbalances that you may not even know you have.

We will create a corrective exercise program that optimizes your physical performance.

Although corrective exercise programming may sound complicated, the process is simple. After examining your posture and evaluating your strength and range of motion for signs of malalignment, we will create a personalized exercise strategy that aims to correct those underlying issues and optimize your musculoskeletal function. Here’s how it works:

1. Inhibit overactive muscles

During the first step of your corrective exercise program, we will focus on controlling overactive muscle groups so they stop “picking up the slack” for underactive muscles. To do this, we rely on various myofascial treatment strategies, including acupuncture, foam rolling, scraping, cupping, massage, and more.

2. Lengthen overactive muscles

Next, we’ll work on lengthening overactive muscles so they don’t become too rigid. It’s not uncommon for hyperstimulated muscles to overcompensate by stiffening up and holding your joints in a locked position. Our goal for this step is to reduce the strain placed on overused muscles and help them “remember” how to function normally.

3. Activate underperforming muscles

After retraining your overactive muscles, we’ll focus on your underactive muscles. In a process called “isolated strengthening”, we target underperforming muscle groups using a unique tempo and customized difficulty setting. This will help bring these muscles back into use gently.

4. Establish dynamic movement

The ultimate goal of treatment is to restore everyday usability so you can optimize total-body function. At this stage, we encourage your body to work synergistically, with each muscle group operating as it should to create dynamic movement. Over time, your body will adjust, and you will be able to use your muscles correctly without even thinking about it.

Who can benefit from corrective exercise programming?

Many of us struggle with musculoskeletal issues on a daily basis. But how can you tell if corrective exercise programming is right for you? This supportive measure is often utilized in sports medicine to treat professional athletes. However, it can be a helpful tool for addressing a variety of conditions, including the following.

  • Lower back pain
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Disc herniations
  • Postural imbalances
  • Sciatica
  • Knee pain
  • Scoliosis
  • IT band syndrome
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Whiplash injuries
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Piriformis syndrome
  • Pelvic floor disorders
  • Tennis elbow
  • Shin splints
  • Osteoarthritis

Overall, corrective exercise programming restores healthy musculoskeletal function to prevent future injury. If you’ve already suffered an injury, then corrective exercise programming can help you use your muscles more efficiently to improve your mobility and reduce the strain placed on your joints over time.

If you’re an athlete or just an active person who struggles with pain that worsens during activity, you’re a prime candidate for corrective exercise programming. Contact Lycoming Orthopedic & Sports Acupuncture today to learn more about our personal training programs and private strength and conditioning services. We can help you make more progress in your fitness program with a customized exercise strategy that revitalizes your body and enhances your physical performance.

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