Movement Therapy in Maryland
Soon after we began practicing, we came to the realization that traditional training and rehab methods were limited in their application and “real life” use. We aimed to create a movement training paradigm that incorporated movements to help strengthen and balance the spine and posture. Our conventional training, we found, left us limited in our long-term results. Our system is based on the following concepts:
• Structural correction
• Primal movement patterns
• Training multiplanar movement versus muscles
• Balance and foundational footwork
Movement Therapy: Structural Correction
Structural corrective movements depend on our initial analysis of your spine and posture compared to a normal spinal model, based on Chiropractic BioPhysics® spinal modeling research. Our movement therapy concepts focus on this first and ensure these movements are created as new neuromuscular habits. Without this foundation, all functional movements and core strengthening have limited long-term effects.
Movement Therapy: Primal Movement Patterns
First applied in training by physical culturist Paul Chek, primal movement patterns consist of the basic movements in life such as squatting, lunging, bending, pushing, pulling and twisting. These are the constituent movement patterns of all complex movements. Therefore, you must be able to perform these basic movements pain-free before learning more complex movements.
Movement Therapy: Training Multiplanar Movements vs. Muscles
Traditional training and rehabilitation centers focus on training muscles to increase muscle size and strength in a relative motion. Examples of training muscles (as opposed to movements) include low back extensions on a machine or hamstring curls on a machine. These isolated movements limit the full use of the nervous system and the body’s primal movement patterns. Multiplanar movements mimic daily motions in life and more complex movements in sports and activities. Strengthening and increasing neuromuscular efficiency properly prepares the body and mind to function the way it was designed to.
Movement Therapy: Balance and Foundational Footwork
This is one of the most overlooked aspects of stability and most undertrained areas in spine and posture rehab. Your spine touches the floor through your feet – so if your feet and ankles are weak, so are your spine and posture. We apply concepts of balance and specific foot and ankle strengthening (including multiplanar movements) to create a strong foundation.
Rockville, MD Movement Therapy
At our Rockville, Maryland office, we offer movement therapy that includes muscle strength and balance exercises, foundational footwork and more. The chiropractors at Advanced Spine & Wellness Center have helped hundreds of Montgomery County residents eliminate back pain, neck pain, leg pain – you name it! Contact our movement therapy specialists today to learn more.