What is Intrinsic Core Strengthening?
Have you ever started a treatment program that works for a bit, but as time goes on the problem comes back? That’s why we created intrinsic core strengthening.
When you’re in pain, your big muscles tense up to protect your injured area. Most people wait and don’t the treatment they need when this happens.
In this situation, some muscles become overused, and some are underused. Then the body adapts to this new posture and movement patterns. This is a topic I have studied deeply in my book ‘Rethinking Posture In The Modern World‘.
For example, when someone has surgery; the physios typically want to start movement exercises immediately to get the right muscles moving again.
This point is one of my most significant issues with training today.
Doctors are trained to re-align the spine and joints in the body with little concern for re-balancing the muscles.
Why We Created Intrinsic Core Strengthening
We believe if the core muscles are not balanced and robust, the problems will keep coming back.
That’s why I developed a method to balance and strengthen the core.
Little did we know that this treatment almost immediately relieved most of our client’s pain patterns. This positive side effect was a fantastic bonus!
Why It Works
Our core therapy treatment consists of actively engaging the brain and muscles to develop balanced movement patterns to create muscle memory to create:
- instant pain reduction
- better range-of-motion
- stable core muscles
- stronger pelvic floor muscles
What is the main idea behind this new approach to balancing and strengthening the core muscles?
With our particular way of balancing and strengthening the core muscles, we start by instantly reworking symptoms by affecting the control system from the brain to the muscles.
For example, the brain signals in normal movement patterns of a healthy body are high-quality, very low energy, and efficient.
If the patient is in pain, the brain will override this approach, too much higher energy but a low-efficiency movement.
This changed pattern is always noticeable in the patient in pain.
By breaking these patterns, our method instantly reduces pain while increasing flexibility in low, mid-back, neck, hips, shoulder, and knee pain sufferers.
How Does It Work?
The patient usually performs around 10-20 assisted movements that are directed towards the ‘in-pain’ movement pattern.
These types of supported movement patterns ensure that the movement pattern will adjust the brain signals from irregular back to normal, which should allow:
- increase in strength due to changing the brain to muscle patterns and not due to muscle strengthening which would take a lot more time and exertion to attain
- long-term, reliable, instant, results and expected increase in range of motion with no end range, risk-prone movements.
- Immediate, consistent, and an improvement in posture
- No need to “teach” good posture
- It happens automatically
- Corrects forward head position, shoulders rolled forward, and pelvis position. Lasting pain relief
- Suitable for almost all common Back, Neck, Shoulder, Knee, Pelvis, and Hip pain