Is Restorative Exercise™ for me?
This page is adapted from the version originally published at the Body Education Alignment Center for Health.
Learn to use your body correctly.
To relieve pain and ward off disease, you need to learn how to work with the physical forces of gravity, friction and torque to restore your body's alignment. Many ailments are caused not by how much you move, but by how you move. The most common, expensive and painful ailments are the result of poor motor skills. Diligent consistent effort will improve them. It's simple physics and it works.
Posture is different than alignment.
Posture is how your body looks. Alignment is how your body works. Your posture can look great but your alignment can still be really off as many or our "posture rules" come from our culture and have adapted to various habits taught in the military, ballet dance, and what is "proper." Adapting our bodies to our culture is one of the main reasons affluent ailments have developed in the first place.
How can I tell if my alignment is off?
If you need pain or anti-inflammatory meds to function, have aches, pains, or have worn out a body part here or there (joint replacement or other surgery), then there are some adjustments you need to make in how you are using your body. You can learn a new way.
Why does our program work so well?
Geometry is right 100% of the time for every body. Our program is not about passive treatments. We go beyond chiropractic, nutrition, physical therapy, massage and other healing modalities by teaching you what kinds of movement habits are damaging and how to turn your patterns into healthy ones.
Temporary pain relief through medications, adjustments and treatments are just...temporary. Lasting changes are not possible until you deal with the root cause of the problem: how to move, sit and stand in proper alignment.
Improving the mechanics of how you sit, stand, and walk, will
- Reduce pain (knee, back, foot, hip, neck, generalized all-over pain, etc.)
- Increase your ability to move
- Develop your strength
- Build your bone density
- Sharpen your ability to perform (activity, sport, job)
- Clear "brain fog"
- Eliminate headaches
- Boost organ function
- Improve Pelvic Floor Disorders (menstrual cramps, urinary issues, pelvic pain, organ prolapse, prostate issues)
- Regulate digestion
- Improve heart and lung function.
It's never too late to make positive changes. Or, too early! Faulty alignment has a cumulative effect which allows damage to accumulate silently. Take action now to prevent common "ailments of aging" down the road, and to begin reversing any damage already done.
For more information visit The Restorative Exercise Institute