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Fort Lee’s Comprehensive Pain Treatment Health Center

- Monday, March 21, 2022
Ishitani Health Center - Corrective Exercise

Hello again from your neighbors and pain treatment specialists here at Fort Lee’s Ishitani Health Center. Allow us to start off here by informing you that in all likelihood, regardless of the nature or the placement of your body pain, it can be treated without surgery or prescription medication here at Ishitani Health. Of course there are exceptions, but if you are the type of person who wants to avoid the pain and long-term rehabilitation of surgical procedures, you owe it to yourself to come by for a free health assessment!

We are so very proud of the wide range of healthcare services provided here at Ishitani. Those services range from Chiropractic, Physical Therapy, Acupuncture, Naturopathic care, Decompression, and more! So let’s cover just one of those services that follow under the “more” category: Corrective exercise and injury prevention. Rotator cuff and posture are common problems that we solve here.

  1. Rotator Cuff Injury Prevention - Corrective Exercises help correct muscles of the shoulder complex while preventing serious injuries. Let's take for example a client with overactive trapezius muscles. This condition will take its toll on the rotator cuff which will make up for the overactive traps.

    The following corrective exercises can help resolve movement compensations particularly the shoulder complex:

    • Foam rolling that targets trapezius muscles
    • Myofascial release stretches
    • Cross-body static stretches

  2. Poor Posture Prevention and Correction - A corrective exercise specialist can help clients who have posture issues.

    It can help improve weak muscles that spawns misalignment of the spine. Simple body weight workouts can improve the strength of your core muscles, glutes, and loosen hip flexors.

    Some easy corrective exercises that can help improve posture if 3 sets for 1 minute each are performed on a daily basis:

    • Planks
    • Squats
    • Jumping Jacks

    Corrective exercise can help address myriads of enabling conditions for non-optimal posture.

  3. Minimizing Forward Head Posture - Forward head tilt takes place when lower trapezius, neck flexors and rhomboids have not been optimally activated and integrated. This is developed due to long hours of sitting like those who have sedentary office jobs. If a forward tilt of the head persists even after your working hours then you most likely have FHP.

    The following corrective exercises can help improve this condition:

    • Foam roll that targets thoracic muscles
    • Static Stretching
    • Chin tucks and scapula retraction
    • Ball squats

Consulting a corrective exercise specialist is highly advisable for they specialize in assessing human movement. Their work includes client's movement analysis, identification of muscle group compensations and formulating client-orientated exercise programs that will help optimize client's ability to move, execute exercises properly with minimal tissue tension.

Our dedicated staff will be pleased to answer your questions today. We will also be happy to schedule a consult at our Fort Lee health clinic. See you soon!