If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it!
Functional Fitness is about whole body function. For when traditional PT just isn’t enough.
Appointments available in short sessions, extended sessions and Private one on one personal training.
Our trainers are looking at body mechanics and movement patterns to decipher your individual needs. Needs are always addressed in full body function. Unlike traditional physical therapy, we dive deeper to find the root cause and remove the pattern of movement that is causing functional decline.
It is common for patients who seek care for knee pain to be assessed full body. Yes the knee is what is hurts, but what pattern of movement is making it hurt.
You may be surprised how fixing a pattern of movement in one area affects pain in a different area.
How can a functional trainer help me?
We have short sessions called “Posture Prep & Mobility.” These sessions can be done together with a chiropractic adjustment. Generally, they are about 15-20 minutes done 2-3 times per week.
Private Posture Prep and Mobility sessions. About 45-60 minutes done one on one with our trainer. These appointments are perfect for that someone who needs a little more time and attention.
Private Fitness Classes. About 45-60 minutes one on one with our trainer. Combining Cardio/Posture Prep and Mobility with Strength Training.
Posture Preps are designed to assist the body in transitioning to better movement, hold adjustments and optimize movement performance. Through Posture Preps, individuals will have improved recovery, better adjustments and overall postural health.
Posture prep is absolutely critical in helping build the muscles needed for perfect posture. There are many ways to modify the exercises to best meet the needs of the patient with the ultimate goal being hip flexion and extension, glute activation, hip range of motion, midline stabilization and scapular retraction.
Think of your body being like a steel chain, and if just one link in that chain is broken, the entire chain will then become weak. The body itself is a completely interdependent system, so if our posture is misaligned it is quite likely something is going to give out at one point or the other. Postural influence takes top priority in managing pain because it directly links to how the body structurally integrates as one system. Posture is at the root of pain and until it is addressed, the symptoms of physical inefficiency will take control of your life and it is quite likely that pain and injury will become inevitability. By addressing the root of pain via the use of good postural dynamics; we will nurture muscle and joint pain relief for an entire lifetime, effectively creating a mobile and strong body.
MOBILITY: A truly “moving” story…
Human movement and by extension the body’s positions within those movements are really just a combination of biomechanics and movement technique. By exposing people to broad range of movement’s and making them express body control and stability through full, NORMAL range of motion, we are able to expose holes and inefficiencies in their mobility and stability. As a result, the combination of poor mobility and stability is the source of many common injuries!!
Whether you’re an athlete, weekend warrior, beginner, or an individual in the prime years of your life, muscle, strength, endurance, and movement are important factors to consider for quality and longevity. Regardless of what stage an individual is at in life, physical activity and fitness boil down to one important component – MOBILITY.
Mobility is one of the single most important aspects of fitness and being active.
What Is Mobility?
Mobility refers to how well an individual can move; freely and efficiently. It encompasses muscle strength, range of motion, and endurance capacity. If you have great mobility, you are able to move functionally and efficiently with little to no restrictions or difficulty. It means having optimal range of motion. This does not mean, however, greater flexibility, although flexibility is certainly an aspect of efficient mobility.
Without mobility, postural stability becomes compromised and so your body begins to move improperly, increasing your risk of pain and injury.
“What a great experience! Thanks Dr. Hart, and to the staff of Hart Chiropractic. Looking forward to my next visit!”
“Dr. Hart is totally professional, empathetic and creative regarding treatments for returning patients to high levels of wellness and then retaining that wellness.”
“I’ve seen several chiropractors over 10 years for chronic back pain with limited success. I started seeing Dr Hart about 2 years ago after moving to the area and his approach was unlike any Dr. I had ever had. ”