Whether you feel pain, are recovering from injury, or simply want to move better, this six-week program gives you the tools to move the best that you can in your day-to-day life.
Matt and MacKenzie combine their years of experience to teach you low-impact and highly-effective movements to release back tension, improve spine/lumbar mobility, and build strength and stability across your entire midline.
Matt earned his doctoral degree in Physical Therapy in 2010, and has helped countless clients at his PT facility near Cleveland, Ohio. MacKenzie is a certified personal trainer, whose passion centers on functional movement and mobility.
During the initial two weeks of the program, the focus is restoring movement and soft tissue of the lumbar spine. You will be guided through therapeutic exercises, yoga-based stretches, and myofascial release techniques that use therapy balls and/or a foam roller. There are modifications within this work to accommodate all skill levels and address any pain you may be experiencing.
As we move into weeks 3 and 4, we build the foundations of a healthy spine and strong core. We will strengthen neutral positions and work to more dynamic and functional movements. You’ll learn a variety of progressions that utilize physioballs and other therapy equipment. These weeks emphasize improving motor control and proper activation of muscles in lumbar spine.
The goal of weeks 5 and 6 are to introduce functional movement patterns such as weighted squat and deadlifts, and rotational and anti-rotational strengthening. Be prepared to explore movements that may be outside of your norm and feel muscles you haven’t felt before.