PRINCIPLES OF THE THREE Rs
By Leanne Wylet
Before you go from the first bullet to the second and third a base line for exercise needs to be established. A Physical Therapist can do a Physical Capacity but, will that give them a total picture? What if you health care provider such as a Massage practitioner or a Chiropractor or a doctor of an individual who wants to start an exercise program? How do you set-up a baseline of indicators to capture dysfunction as the level of the movement pattern not just muscles/tissues that are at weak or injured? The quickest and easiest say i know of is to do a Functional Movement Screening. It is a ranking and grading system to measure asymmetries. If there is a pain in any of the movement patterns the activity is stopped and a referral is made. As a Functional Movement Specialist, I can do one in about ten minutes with a print out and the program interacts with the client and corrective exercises are given. For those who don’t live in my area the Functional Movement Screening can be done through Skype. This establishes a base line and periodically retest is done.
Before you can move on from the first bullet Reset it needs to be completed as with Reinforce and Reload.
THE MEANING OF THE THREE Rs
Reset: When a patient/client goes to a Physical Therapist for treatment or a Massage Practitioner, for a deep tissue massage or a Chiropractor for a muscular skeletal adjustment. After the procedure the next step is usually, rest, ice, maybe some stretches and to review or start an exercise program. Ok. If this is the standard procedure followed what is missing from this picture? The next step is where I as a Fitness Trainer am highly effective first with myself and now others. I took my twisted muscular skeletal frame from a seat belt injury and started retraining the correct movement patterns by reinforcement. It takes about 7,000 repetitions of a movement pattern before it becomes spontaneous.
Reinforce: What do I mean by reinforce? Reinforce means you either go back to what you were doing with the same faulty movement pattern and setting yourself up for needing another reset instead of going in for a maintenance appointment keeping the cycle of dysfunction and asymmetries going that lead to dysfunction, pain and injury.
WHY REFER TO KETTLEBELL LADY:
- Successfully retrained my body after a seat belt injury that cause asymmetry imbalances.
- Now successfully use these remedial corrective strategies with clients.
- Give clients enough practice to learn how to move correctly.
- Believe in open communication, take after hour calls and make home visits.
RELOAD THE FRAME WITH THE RIGHT RESISTANCE THAT MAINTAINS THE CORRECT MOVEMENT PATTERN CONTROLLED BY YOUR BREATHE. I USE A VARIETY OF TOOLS BASED ON CLIENT’S NEEDS AND PREFERENCES.
Move well, move often, get fit, live!
The Kettlebell Lady – Leanne Wylet, BA, ACE, OES, Hard Style/High Intensity Kettlebell Fitness, Be Fit Group Exercise Instructor
Excerpts for Gray Cook, MSPT, http://www.functionalmovement.com