Pre and Post Rehabilitation
The body is a highly integrated unit. We are much more than the sum of our parts. In general, we all start out as infants with all of the same equipment. Certain individuals are given more of an opportunity to challenge themselves than others are, because their body parts are not up to “factory specifications.” Others are born with fully functioning parts that later were affected by accidents, traumas, and arthritis. Unfortunately, most people aren’t aware of the need to stimulate the different system of the body to keep it running optimally.
As a result, there are innumerable variations between people in the functioning of their musculoskeletal systems. Even with these variations, we still must have a “gold standard” that we strive for. Not everyone will be able to achieve the gold standard, but the closer we come to that standard, the more functional our bodies will be. With improved function come improved health and well-being.
Many have heard the buzz words “core training” and “functional training.” The well trained core is essential for optimal performance and injury prevention. In functional training, the muscles are trained and developed in such a way as to make the performance of everyday activities easier, smoother, safer, and more efficient. Functional training exercises improve your ability to function independently in the real world. This factor represents the most important benefit of exercising regularly – everyday activities become easier and a person’s quality of life improves as the fitness level increases.