The Science Of Balance & CorrectiveFitness & Why It Works

Balance comes from many different systems working together simultaneously.

How Important is it to health, fitness & pain alleviation? 

IT’S ESSENTIAL.

As with any other mechanical system, alignment is important. Ideal alignment facilitates optimal movement.
 
If alignment is faulty before motion is initiated, correction is necessary to achieve the ideal configuration that must be retained throughout the motion. Because we’re living beings and not machines, the dynamic and regenerative properties of biological tissues provide more latitude for alignment error than the moving segments of mechanical systems.
 
However, It’s logical to assume the more ideal the skeletal alignment, the more optimal the performance of the muscular and nervous systems.

Similarly, if alignment is ideal, there is less chance of causing trauma to joints and supporting structures. Studies have shown that the vertebrae subjected to the most movement are the joints that show the greatest signs of degenerative changes.

When movement deviates from the ideal degenerative changes will likely occur.  And, when these movements are repeated over time, they become habitual and the joint degeneration becomes chronic and painful.

Rotating wheels on a car are a good analogy. When the wheels are aligned and balanced, the tires wear evenly, increasing the years of use. Optimal muscular performance through subtle adjustments of contraction and relaxation, produces and maintains the alignment and balance of human motion. Routine daily motion that is repeated incorrectly results in joint tension/pain.  

CorrectiveFitness is designed to help improve neuromuscular control of subtle muscular adjustment that maintain balance. But this does not ensure that under more dynamic conditions, the correct motion patterns will be used.  People tend to return to their former, unaligned, patterns unless they understand, become aware of, and practice balanced/aligned motion.  Practicing this every time your in motion will keep the stress off of your joints, staving or alleviating pain.