The following is a post from one our collaborative complementary specialists, Ryan Krane of Ryan Krane, Inc.
Many people suffer from chronic pain due to weakness or tightness in their muscles – a result of moving their bodies incorrectly. After years of this improper movement, many patients find it hard to get their bodies back to a state in which it can work properly without pain. But corrective exercise helps pinpoint the location of the pain and, with appropriate exercises, pain is lessened and eventually eliminated. Corrective exercise teaches the muscles and joints in the body to work together without pain, creating long-lasting physical ease that carries on throughout life.
To bring the body back to normal postural alignment and eliminate muscle imbalances and movement compensations, patients should undergo a full assessment by a certified health and fitness consultant, preferably a specialist in corrective exercise. Ryan Krane is a certified Corrective Exercise Specialist and one of the leading fitness consultants specializing in corrective exercise in the Los Angeles region. He is helping clients become healthier and pain free with his brand of corrective exercise called “The Krane Training Method.”
The Krane Training Method combines flexibility, posture and strength training movements to help clients remedy chronic ailments such as back pain, shoulder pain and other common body aches. Each group of custom-tailored exercises is designed to fit clients’ needs and lifestyles, making it one of the most accommodating corrective exercise programs available to relieve pain and improve quality of life.
Here are two corrective exercises Ryan recommends to clients to reduce stress and avoid chronic pain:
- Hip Flexors—Kneel with your right leg forward and your left leg firmly behind you. Keep your torso tall and engage your core. Starting with the right side, squeeze your right glute to help release the tightness through the front of the quad and the hip flexor. Hold for 30 seconds and then switch sides.
- Scapular Retraction—Lie with your chest down on the ground with your legs firmly on the ground. Raise your arms at a Y angle, while keeping your head down. Hold for two seconds before returning to the ground. Do 1-3 sets of 10-15 reps. This corrective exercise will help prevent rounding of the shoulders and decrease pain.
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