Once a Functional Movement Screen has been performed and passed, an exercise program can then be started.  Even if you are an elite athlete, proper movement and function need to be addressed.  Think of a pyramid with three layers.  The bottom layer is the widest and is considered the “Functional Base” or the ability to move, stabilize, balance well, and be symmetrical in movement left and right side and coordinated.

Functional Rope Pull

Functional Rope Pull

The second layer then is where strength training is important.  But what is most important and the key “take-away” is that injuries occur because of piling fitness on top of dysfunction.  In other words, whether you are a casual exerciser or professional/elite athlete, don’t workout before it is determined you can move well!

Anaerobic Training Pushing the “Prowler”

Anaerobic Training Pushing the “Prowler”

The top layer of the pyramid is where sport specific skills are located and improved upon.  They sit on top of function and strength and developing not only the best skill possible but durability as an athlete as well is dependent on a strong and balanced “Functional Pyramid”.

Anaerobic Training Pushing the “Prowler”

Anaerobic Training Pushing the “Prowler”

The fastest growing segment of our population are “Baby Boomers”.  As many of us are aging, we want to hold on to as much of our function and health as possible.  The combination of the Functional Movement Screen, Chiropractic Care where indicated and proper wellness coaching can keep you moving and exercising in the sports you love at a higher level!   A wise man once said “Move well and move often” and this is especially true of individuals middle-aged and beyond!

Circuit Training with Push up and Pushing the “Prowler”

Circuit Training with Push up and Pushing the “Prowler”

 

Recovery

Recovery


Important Notice: These exercises are for demonstration only and are not designed for everyone. Exercise, like any therapy, is not without its risks. These, or any other exercise programs, may result in pain or injury. To reduce your risk of injury, consult your chiropractor, medical doctor, or physical therapist before beginning this exercise program. The advice shown is not intended as a substitute for a medical consultation and Robert H.George, D.C. disclaims any liability from and in connection with these exercise demonstrations. With any exercise program, caution and safety are essential and if you feel faint, dizzy, or have any physical discomfort, you should stop immediately and consult a physician. And, if you are pregnant, do not attempt any exercise program without consulting your physician.