The New Year is in full swing and that means that people are well into their resolutions (…and some have probably already fallen off the wagon). People always make resolutions for fitness and weight loss, which is great. I personally don’t think that enough people make resolutions for their general health. Fitness and weight loss are part of it, but the body is far more dynamic than that.
How many of you are “dealing” with pain? That nagging shoulder or back that has been going on for longer than you can remember. How many of you are starting to notice pain if you are starting a new regiment trying to get “healthier?” You don’t have to deal with, or put up with pain. Pain is your body’s way of saying, “HEY! There is something wrong here.” Maybe it’s time to start listening. I’m proposing that you invest in yourself and live pain free for 2017.
Now that all sounds fine and dandy but how do you get started? Where do you go and who do you talk to? I think OrthoCore is a great place to start (I may have a slight bias). Start with a PT evaluation to see why you are getting pain. We can take a look at your whole body and see what muscle, joint, or nerve imbalances might be leading to your pain. We can then come up with a plan to fix it and help your pain magically disappear. Most insurance companies don’t require a doctor’s prescription to start so just give us a call – 401-667-0131.
If you don’t have any pain and one of your resolutions is to get back into the gym, I still think that OrthoCore is the right place to start. Just having a movement screening will tell you what imbalances you have that you don’t know about. If you start a program and work around those imbalances, you will definitely have a break down which will lead to pain eventually. It’s a guarantee unfortunately. It may not be this week or next but if you continue to work around restrictions, the tissue will break down and you will have inflammation and pain in the future.
Don’t run that risk. Find out what you really need to work on before you get started. We can give you some exercises specifically designed to correct those imbalances so you can achieve your fitness and weight loss goals without running the risk of developing an injury.