The Case Against Corrective Exercise

Written by Brett Jones Thursday, September 3, 2015 FMS Pod Casts

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Highlights

  • Use of corrective exercise within the context of the Functional Movement Screen
  • Negative feedback for correctives can stem from semantics
    • Correction
    • Activation
    • Corrective Exercise
  • Different definitions for "Stability"
  • Corrective exercise is great if you have a "why" but should be supplemental
  • Certain exercises can be situationally corrective

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    Frederic Barbe 9/4/2015 3:07:47 PM

    From what I've heard from people calling out the corrective exercises, the main point is that any exercise is corrective if done with none harmful form. I think you're dead on when you say that it all comes down to semantic. I like terms such as corrective exercise and functional training, and of course, we can expect that with popularity, the catchy names would fall into questionable hands! In the end, I think classic physical therapy exercises targeting one muscle at the time, taking 45 minutes long to complete and not bringing tangible results are more under fire than FMS corrective exercises, but I might be wrong about that. A lot of people just like to swing from one popular idea to the next and mixing the voice int he crowd, all that of course being accelerated and you mentionned with blogs and social media. Thanks for the lecture !