Please note that in any instance of injury or pain, consultation with a doctor or physical therapist should always occur, and clearance to exercise be given. Also note that personal training is not a substitute for medical care or physical therapy.
|Testing mobility in a lunge|
This includes addressing posture, which is a potential contributor to injury, and an important component of how we are perceived by others and by ourselves.
And while many treatments or therapies, such as stretching, foam rolling, massage, or ice, may be useful for relieving uncomfortable symptoms, exercise can reduce the causes for many of these physical issues.
Cross-training for athletes is another way this approach works. Instead of directly working at performing the sport activities, which is the athlete's priority, cross-training improves physical fitness in ways indirectly beneficial to the sport, and gives the athlete benefits to health that might be missing from a sport-specific training program.
Review: A Guide to Better Movement
Managing Low Back Pain with Exercise
|Shoulder and thoracic spine mobility exercise|