If pain affects your ability to move or efficiently use your body, consider consulting a functional movement specialist at Monterey Chiropractic Group.
What Does a Functional Movement Specialist Do?
Dr. Brian Rector and Dr. Abby Serpico will work with you in training your body to move in a healthy, pain-free way. Unlike corrective physical therapy, functional movement training focuses on measuring and improving your daily body mechanics.
You might assume that, by default, your body moves naturally, efficiently, and healthily. In fact, this is not necessarily the case. Your body will acquire unhealthy movement habits if you do not practice healthy movement. Whether it's your posture, joint functionality, or muscle activity, inefficient movement can pose long-term risks to your sense of wellness. A functional movement specialist aims to train you to break these habits and improve your quality of life.
Why See a Functional Movement Specialist?
There are several common reasons why people seek the help of a functional movement specialist. These may include:
- Promoting healthy movement habits
- Increasing mobility
- Improving posture
- Injury prevention
- Balance and flexibility improvement
- Easing pain
- Improving coordination
If you're experiencing bodily pain unrelated to a specific injury, there is a strong likelihood that your movement habits are involved. Often, whatever the root may be, the pain will affect the way you move. Over time, this may create new, unhealthy habits, which lead to more pain down the road. Functional movement training is how we become more mindful of our bodies, gain skills, and adopt practices that keep us moving efficiently.
How Dr. Rector and Dr. Serpico Can Help You
Your doctor will need to assess your current movement habits to identify any areas of improvement. Then, based on their analysis, they will help to create a plan catered to your particular needs. Unfortunately, there is no one-size-fits-all solution for poor movement habits, so working with an experienced specialist is essential for the best possible results.
Your doctor at Monterey Chiropractic Group may consider one or more approaches to functional movement training. For example, depending on your specific needs, they might recommend endurance, flexibility, resistance, or other targeted movement exercises.
The overall goal of functional movement training is to give you control over your body and help you move painlessly through day-to-day life.
If you want to learn more about working with a functional movement specialist in Monterey, CA, call (831) 899 - 5900 to request an appointment with the staff at Monterey Chiropractic Group.