Blogs about Corrective Exercise

Move Better--Correcting Shoulder Imbalances

 Back in the day when I was growing up, if you wanted good posture you would walk around with a book on your head. I suppose that the longer you walked around without the book falling then the better your posture was getting. Ahhh, life was so simple back then. Science wise I don’t think they were too far off. Certainly practicing good posture can lead to good posture and better posture leads to better movement, less muscular stress and reduced injuries. 

Exercise After Joint Injury: A Three-Step Approach

Exercise after joint injury can depend upon several things.  Here are a few:

Loosen up that upper body and spine!

Core engaged, inhale reach and drop the spineExhale, round the back and reach arm back.  

UNDERSTANDING AND PREVENTING ANKLE SPRAINS THROUGH CORRECTIVE EXERCISE

Ankle sprains are one of the most common injuries among physically active people accounting for an estimated 23,000 sprains — daily –that are attributed to athletic activity. (1) Basketball players suffer the highest incidence rate among sports (41.1%) followed by football (9.3%), soccer (7.9%), running (7.2%) and volleyball (4.0%).

Correcting Low Back Arch

Check out the new video spotlight. Here's help with correcting a low back arch or lower cross syndrome.  The video is here: http://www.getfitwithdarcy.today/

Foam Rolling: The What, How and Why

Introduction

Oh My Aching Neck!

As we get older those little annoying aches and pains start adding up. Why oh why am I working out and taking care of myself only to feel 10 years older than I really am? And it’s little wonder too. We have jobs that have us stare at a computer all day or manual labour jobs that have us performing repetitive movements day after day…what’s a body to do? A common complaint is a stiff neck and it is often associated with what is called Upper Crossed Syndrome characterized by a rounding of the shoulders and a forward head.

Some Free Workouts

Just posted some free workouts on my site. I was just playing around with a few different routines. If you want to see something specific let me know...http://www.getfitwithdarcy.today/#!workouts/c4xi  

"Does Insurance Cover That?"

I wish I earned a dollar for every time someone called and asked me that. It's a reasonable question to ask.  What I find unreasonable is when the person hangs up when I say "No.  It doesn't."

What is a Corrective Exercise Specialist?

My view of myself has morphed over the years from “Personal Trainer and MELT Instructor” to “Corrective Exercise Specialist”, and it’s time to describe what I mean by that.