I have recently noticed that a lot of my clients are saying the same thing. They tried to strengthen their core muscles to get themselves out of pain and ended up hurting worse than when they started! They describe all kinds of different exercises that they were trying – classes, internet videos, DVD’s – and often times the bottom line was that they were asking their bodies to do things that they didn’t have the motion or control to do.
This prompted me to think about how to strengthen your core WITHOUT hurting your back or neck. It seems that people who are doing abdominals lying on the ground end up hurting their necks, those doing planks are hurting their neck and shoulders, and those doing “burpees” are hurting everything! Before you think I have something against burpees, I will say that I LOVE all of those exercises, but I didn’t learn them all at once and if I had tried I would have joined the ranks of those that end up in more pain then when they started.
Perhaps you have already hurt yourself trying to strengthen, or maybe you have hesitated to even try core work for fear of the exercises being too hard and straining. If that is the case, then come to my 1 hour workshop where I go through some very easy but effective modifications to the core exercise group in order to make them safer and more readily broken down for success. My friends at the Wellness Underground (in Allendale Shopping Plaza, lower level, Pittsfield MA), who are true believers in Wellness, are hosting my workshop Tuesday March 8th at 6pm.
Don’t miss out on this one time opportunity to attend this participation oriented 1 hour class for only $15 per person, limited class size. To register email me from my contact page on the website www.holistic-pt.com or directly at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and phone number and I will contact you.
If you are interested in scheduling with me to learn more safe and effective strengthening techniques call 413-822-7105 today!
Gail Cerruti, PT
Owner at Holistic Physical Therapy, LLC
152 North St Suite 48
Pittsfield, MA 01201