Do you find yourself experiencing pain, limited range of motion, or muscular imbalances during some of your regular movements? Try incorporating more corrective exercise into your daily regimen!

Implicit in the name, corrective exercise is designed to CORRECT dysfunctional movement patterns. Corrective exercise combines soft tissue work with mobility and activation protocols to improve movement quality through better range of motion and neuromuscular efficiency. The corrective approach is to screen for dysfunctional or limited movement patterns, apply corrective exercises to address the issue, and then re-screen to determine how well the corrective exercises worked. It is crucial that screening and re-screening be a part of your corrective approach, because otherwise it would be difficult to identify the best possible corrective exercises for you.

As a side note, corrective exercise can be done effectively in the convenience of your own home. With minimal equipment and enough understanding, you can perform a highly effective corrective exercise routine in your own home. Check out this quick video of a shoulder mobility corrective exercise routine that highlights the approach and provides some examples of correctives you can do at home.

Finally, while we are on the topic take a moment to read Move More. Ache Less. Part 1, which makes the case that MORE movement, not less is the prescription for pain.

Ryan Burke is a Partner and Director of Business Development at One on One. Contact him at