Injury Prevention and Recovery Coaching
Not too long ago, I injured my hip, thanks to a "perfect storm" of circumstances (muscle imbalance/weakness, sudden-onset overtraining, and just plain stupidity). Recognizing the extent of, treating, and now, coming back from that injury has been a real journey - and I'm still not quite there yet. I would be much better off if I had known then what I know now...
...but since I didn't, perhaps I can help future me's spare themselves some of the frustrations I've felt. Enter into my life a new passion for Corrective Exercise and Orthopaedic Exercise. Also known as "Doing the boring stuff that keeps you in shape to pursue your life without injury" and "Doing the boring stuff that bridges the gap between release from physical therapy and getting back to your full-out workout/sport", respectively.
I have earned my certification as a Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES) from the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), and am about to begin studying for the Orthopaedic Exercise certification through ACE.
The body is complex, but the premise of Corrective Exercise is simple: most of us go through our daily tasks habitually doing movements and using postures that create muscle imbalances; muscle imbalances lead to improper movement; improper movement leads to injury. Injury sucks [that one's not part of the official NASM manifesto, by the way]. The solution? Identify the imbalances, formulate a plan to fix them, execute the plan...and hopefully avoid injury.
Contact me to discuss your body's issues, with the understanding that if your situation calls for medical expertise, that's where I'll send you.