CORRECTIVE EXERCISE SPECIALIST

LUANA ELLIOTT – NASM CPT . CES

WHAT IS CORRECTIVE EXERCISE?

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Corrective Exercise is a technique that leverages an understanding of anatomy, kinesiology, and biomechanics to fix movement compensations and imbalances to improve the overall quality of movement in workouts and everyday life.

Corrective Exercise assess the root cause of imbalances and faulty movement patterns that lead to issues with posture, balance, and total body coordination. Once the problems are identified, a Corrective Exercise Specialist can then develop an exercise routine that addresses them through foam rolling, stretching, and total body exercises.

By addressing a client’s functional movement and the issues impeding it, especially at their feet, knees, and hips, Corrective Exercise helps reduce the stress put on their body. Once the body is properly aligned through corrective exercises, it can better handle the load that everyday movement puts on it and avoid future injury.

With these strategies, clients will be able to move better, allowing them to take part in a plethora of activities and sports that they enjoy and may not have otherwise been able to do.

WHY IS CORRECTIVE EXERCISE IMPORTANT?

Movement is a necessity of everyday life, whether you work in an office building or as a professional athlete. Corrective Exercise is essential to identifying and addressing imbalances that cause posture, stability, and mobility issues. Having a rich understanding of Corrective Exercise allows fitness professionals to identify problems and potential limitations in clients’ movements.

One of the most important elements of Corrective Exercise is a proper assessment. Using NASM Corrective Exercise Specialization, professionals can effectively gauge their clients and develop personalized solutions to improve the way their clients move, feel, and recover from a workout. Studies show proper Corrective Exercise intervention can improve neuromuscular control, which can reduce the risk of future injuries.

BENEFITS OF CORRECTIVE EXERCISE

Increases flexibility

Increases muscle activation

Increases joint stability

Improves neuromuscular efficiency (coordination)

Reduces risk of injury

Improves movement patterns

Increases ability to recover

Prepares the body for higher intensity exercise

Prepares the body for optimal performance

Corrects muscle imbalances

WHAT DOES A CORRECTIVE EXERCISE SPECIALIST DO?

A Corrective Exercise Specialist is an expert in human movement assessment. They accurately analyze a client’s movement patterns, and identify overactive and underactive muscle groups and compensations. Once the assessment process is over, they create programs that optimize clients’ ability to move, perform exercises correctly, and reduce tissue tension caused by the load put on the body due to training. Corrective Exercise is a terrific complement, if not a necessity, to anyone that works in the field of fitness or health.

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Luana was fantastic. She planned against what was right for me and progressed the workouts as I gained confidence and improvements. She also has a wealth of knowledge about nutrition and wellness and was such a wonderful person to learn from and be around.

Alex Bowring


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