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Functional Training with Corrective Exercise

Whether you’re looking to treat an illness or injury or just want to be proactive about maintaining your good health, physicians specializing in wellness are available to help. In fact, in both our Rye, NY and Manhattan offices we can design a wellness and nutrition plan that aligns with your personal health goals. One of the strategies for achieving this can be found in a combination of functional training and corrective exercise.

How Functional Training Can Simplify Corrective Exercise

What Is Functional Training?

Functional training employs various objects—such as bands, balls, and free weights—to condition the body. Instead of focusing on one specific body region, functional training uses exercises and movements that are similar to everyday activities and skills. That way, you can build strength and learn to move smarter during your daily maneuvers.  This also allows you to train at home or outdoors and not in a Gym during this unique pandemic socially distant time.

What Is Corrective Exercise?

While functional training focuses on all areas of the body, corrective exercises are used to target individual areas. If you are experiencing pain or discomfort in your hips or back, I may suggest a corrective exercise to treat the affected area in hopes of remedying the discomfort.  Of course, as many of you have heard me say, your condition may have nothing to do with any muscle group being weak.  Quite often the corrective exercise may be a balance centered plan. 

How Does Functional Training Make My Corrective Exercises Easier?

Instead of focusing on one or the other, the most effective way to stay healthy is to combine a regimen of functional training and corrective exercises. Regularly engaging in functional training will help to condition your body as a whole without straining specific areas. If your body is already more conditioned and flexible overall, your targeted corrective exercises will become much easier.


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