Many patients use corrective exercises to help in alleviating aches and pains and to reach their fitness objectives. Massaging tight or overly worked muscles is akin to chewing a piece of bubblegum before attempting to blow a bubble: You need to loosen the tissues first before you try to stretch and move them. Such techniques can be performed with a foam roller, ball or similar massaging device.
Dr. Lindz uses Functional Movement Screening, a screening system that analyzes seven basic functional movement patterns to assess movement quality, and detect limitations and asymmetries that may predispose one for injury. She then uses a variety of exercises to treat the problem area.