Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES):
Not Just For The Injured… Prevention. Foundation. Body Balance.
In 2011 I obtained the corrective exercise specialist certification (CES). Learning how to assess and diagnose the problem, whether postural or movement based, was my initial interest in this course of study. Over time, through injury or lifestyle, the body develops imbalances that lead to pain, decreased ROM, and flexibility issues. If left uncorrected, these things become permanent ailments. Consequences of modern life and the rapid advances in technology.
The major joints: ankle, knee, lumbo-pelvic-hip, spine (not a joint), shoulder, and neck were the focus. Fascinating and useful to my career, the exercises and assessments have become useful tools for initial client programming. Utilized continuously during warm-up circuits and “homework” circuits for you to do at home, the repetition leads to improvement.
Once muscle imbalances are addressed, movement and mobility become the target. Learning how to utilize your strength, from head to toe, unleashes a foundational change in the way we move and approach lifestyle activities.
(CE) training becomes simply movement. Categorizing your training, or providing a general prescription to your observed condition is not necessary. In fact, it probably won’t work in the long run.
Live your health. Be conscious. Act aware. Prioritize.
- Your warm-up circuits should address imbalances (injury and lifestyle conditions).
- Full body movements improve range of motion while strengthening.
- Functional training is linked training. You don’t need heavy weights.
- Think long and lean, complete movements.
- Core strength includes your butt, thighs, abs, obliques, and your entire back. We need to get these muscles firing!