Corrective Exercise

Get to the source of low-back, neck and joint pain by treating postural distortion patterns through Corrective Exercise

Research has shown that over 85% of the adult population suffers from lower back pain. Factors such as a sedentary lifestyle, repetitive stress, and impact trauma are reasons for the problem; however, having postural distortions along with structural imbalances lead to dysfunction of the body’s movement systems. If the dysfunction is left untreated, the imminent consequence is a human movement impairment and ultimately injury.

Corrective Exercise is a term used to describe the systematic process of identifying a neuromusculoskeletal dysfunction by developing a plan of action accordingly and implementing the corrective strategy.

As specialists in Corrective Exercise, HM Sports uses a systematic process of identifying a neuromusculoskeletal dysfunction that indicates possible muscle imbalances to develop a plan of action. We then implement proper corrective strategies that alter muscle balance and joint motion. The result is a change in structural alignment and movement patterns of the human body.

Through integrated training, we tailor corrective exercise specifically to the client’s needs, which allows getting to the source of pain by permanently impacting the body’s movement ability. Our advanced knowledge permits us to successfully work with clients suffering from chronic or acute musculoskeletal impairments, imbalances or those having post rehabilitation concerns.


    • HM Movement Assessments are based on Human Movement Science (kinesiology, biomechanics, functional anatomy, motor control and physiology). These are the cornerstone of HM`s assessment process. It does represent the integrated function of many systems within the human body.

Assessments usually take 40 to 60 minutes, with detailed report that allows any individual to start moving into the right direction.

    • In this case, we would be focusing on foam-rolling muscles.These techniques are relatively common and practical flexibility techniques used within the fitness industry. SMFR (Self-Myofascial Release) is used to alleviate the side effects of active or latent trigger points. SMFR also influences the autonomic nervous system.
    • Stretching techniques are utilized to decrease over activity of muscle tissue, thus preparing them for the task of Corrective Exercise.Stretching elongates mechanically shortened muscles and connective tissue for increased ROM (range of motion) at the tissue and joint.Stretching Techniques also include neuromuscular stretching.

 HM pays special attention to an individual’s daily activity, determining muscle tightness form prolonged sitting, pattern over load of certain muscle groups, excessive body wear from athletic performances for a prolonged time.

    • In this case, Isolated Strengthening exercises will be used to isolate a particular muscle to increase the force production capabilities through concentric-eccentric muscle actions.This technique is also used to increase intramuscular coordination on certain specific muscles.HM uses this method to strengthen only specific muscles, determined to be underactive from our movement assessment.
    • Integrated techniques focus on re-educating the central nervous system on movement patterns in a dynamic manner.It involves the use of dynamic total body exercises. This technique will enhance the functional capacity of the Human Movement System by increasing neuromuscular control in all 3 planes of motion. Exercise will focus on stabilizing and mobilization muscles of the body.

HM Sports uses corrective exercise to correct imbalances derived from joint injuries, bad posture, pattern overload on the job etc. Exercise chosen is applied to these following categories: