So….. it’s almost February and most of us have decided we should eat right and exercise more now that the holiday binge season is over! That is all well and good – but be cautious.
If you go to the gym and are weight training a body that is out of alignment then you are setting yourself up for an injury. How, you ask? Well … if a body has muscle imbalances then some muscles are working harder than they were designed to and other muscles are not working hard enough. When you go to use the weights, the stronger muscles will do more work than the weaker ones and in the long run you end up strengthening the dysfunction. The result will be back pain, neck and shoulder pain or a million other pains that you were really working to avoid! While weight training has many benefits…you need to GET STRAIGHT … THEN STRENGTHEN.
The best way to do this is to have an evaluation by one of our Egoscue therapists. Let us determine where and why the imbalances are in your body, correct them so that you can go to the gym and exercise a functional body – pain free! The Egoscue Method works….. we are offering free screens this month. Call us to get scheduled. 434-296-0600