Exercise should always be fun and promote function. Both is possible with the C.H.E.K approach to corrective exercise. The movements we do in the gym should aid us in our day to day activities and keep us moving towards our strength goals. The C.H.E.K approach begins with a thorough assessment, combining postural measurement techniques with a functional movement pattern screening. Everyone is individual and structurally very different so each assessment is never the same. This information is used to create stretching, mobilising and strength programs to move you closer to your goals. Imbalances in the body cause injuries, but a C.H.E.K practitioner will be able to establish where these imbalances are and how to correct them.
Ben says : ' The most important part of our job is to keep our clients active and doing the things they enjoy, be that golf, cycling or running. Don't let injuries get in the way of life's pleasures'.
The C.H.E.K approach teaches practitioners to 'assess' and not to 'guess'. After a complete assessment of spinal mechanics, muscle length tension relationships, posture and core muscular function Ben is able to identify what imbalances could be causing pain and injury. Ben uses infant development exercises and trigger point release techniques to help re-educate the nervous system and begin to promote new movement patterns to move his clients away from pain.
Ben says: ' In order to help recover from an injury, its crucial to work to restore as much function as possible. The gym is a safe environment where rehabilitation can prepare you for your day to day life.
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