CHEK Practitioner

Corrective Exercise Coaching


What is Corrective Exercise?

There are many health and sports performance reasons why corrective exercise is important for you. Your goal may be anything from eliminating pain to enhancing your athletic ability and you can achieve this through therapeutic exercise.

Using carefully designed individual-specific exercise programs, the aim is to identify, correct and enhance factors including:
• Postural Alignment
• Muscle Strength Imbalances
• Flexibility Imbalances
• Movement Patterns
• Core Function
• Body Composition

Who should do Corrective Exercise?

Due to the physical demands of our jobs, sports and daily activities in general, we can all benefit from some corrective work to create balance in the body. However, Corrective Exercise is most important for getting back to function following pain or injury and in preventing further problems.

Benefits:
• Alleviate back, shoulder, neck and knee pain
• Rehabilitate sports injuries
• Prevent reoccurrence of injuries
• Optimise posture
• Enhance movement
• Increase strength and sports performance
• Weight Management
• Preventative health care
• Integrate approaches such as Exercise, Nutrition, Lifestyle and Bodywork.

Some very unique areas that intelligently programmed exercise can benefit are:
• Assessing functional deficits and imbalances in the core and back musculature, which can be the key to pain management.
• Assess physiological load and for exercise programs to address low, moderate and high overall loads, which can be the key to may chronic health issues.
• Balance the autonomic nervous system, which can be essential to restoring health and performance to one of the body’s most important system.

What does it involve?

Assessment

This is the key to your success in getting out of pain and enhancing your function:
• Postural Analysis
• Muscle Strength Testing
• Flexibility Assessment
• Functional Movement Screens
• Core Function Testing
• Body Composition Measurement
• Health Appraisal

One-to-One Exercise Program
You will be coached through your individualized corrective exercise program during personal one-to-one sessions. This can involve core conditioning, scientific back training, strength training, functional movements, corrective stretching and postural exercises.

Home Program
Your program will be designed so that it is suitable to be carried out at home, at your gym or purely on a one-to-one basis.

Re-Assessment
Monitoring and Re-Assessment is an essential part of the process. Such a detailed and high quality approach to exercise is quite unique and ensures optimal results.

Case Studies

Shin Splints
Fell Runner having suffered from Shin Splint pains for 15yrs. Following one Bowen session the pain was eliminated and inflammation reduced. Assessments identified imbalance at the hip and a dysfunctional core. Which was evidently causing overload at the lower leg. At the end of phase 1 of their corrective exercise program they were out road running pain free. Following Phase 3 (3months) they are back fell running pain free for the first time in 15yrs.

Weight Management
Client aiming to lose bodyfat % and increase lean mass and strength. Assessments identified areas to work on included fat distribution around abdomen (related to high stress), overtraining, injury, stress, hormonal imbalance, food intolerances and toxicities. Integrating nutritional principles, corrective exercise and strength training was successful over 7months. Abdominal bodyfat measurement reduced by 50%, overall bodyfat reduced from 22% to 14%, body weight reduced by 19lbs and lean mass (muscle) increased by 7lbs. A holistic approach in action.

Testimonials

Ultra Marathon Rehabilitation
I was knocked off my bicycle in November 2008 and was left with some serious injuries to my ankle, neck and back. I thought my Ultra dream was over. Jack devised what I initially thought were strange core strength sessions but looking back he took me through my rehab one step at a time, not moving me to next level until I was ready. Over the early part of 2009 I continued to work with Jack on my core strength. I was now determined to make the start line of my first Ultra in August 2009 and racing over 43 miles of tough terrain and I surprised myself by winning in the third fastest time ever! Craig Stewart.

 

What is the CHEK Institute?

Paul Chek (Holistic Health Practitioner) founded the CHEK Institute to “create the foremost organization committed to excellence in education and innovation in the fields of corrective exercise and high-performance conditioning. We achieve this through revolutionary philosophies and methods in professional development, research and holistic conditioning.”

CHEK Practitioner

CHEK-Trained Professionals

The training and educational programs are unique. They help their clients to:

  • Optimise posture
  • Eliminate back, shoulder, neck and knee pain
  • Rehabilitate sports injuries
  • Enhance movement
  • Increase strength and sports performance
  • Preventative health care
  • Work with the whole person
  • Integrate approaches such as Exercise, Nutrition, Lifestyle and Bodywork.

Holistic Approach

C.H.E.K-Trained Professionals understand that the human body is a system of many complex inter-related systems.  They all affect each other. Therefore the assessments carried out are detailed and cover the bodies’ systems.  As a CHEK Exercise Coach I am skilled in human biomechanics, orthopaedic rehabilitation, physiology, and sports performance.

Being holistic involves assessing each person on a physical, mental and emotional level and when appropriate, referring out to other specialists and professionals when required.

Following comprehensive assessment a course of action will be decided upon.  An exercise program may be designed together with nutritional and lifestyle programming and other methods such as bodywork.  One-to-One support, Monitoring and Re-Evaluation forms an integral part of the approach to achieve success.

 

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