Restorative Exercise is a corrective exercise and natural movement program based on principles of physiology, anatomy and physics that was conceived by biomechanist Katy Bowman (A biomechanist is a person who studies the mechanics of a living body, in particular the forces that muscles and gravity exert on the bones.)
The primary goal is to teach you how to identify and address areas in your body that hold too much or unnecessary tension. These tension patterns become well-ingrained through the movement habits that we adopt during our developing years, and from living our daily lives (Desks! Technology! Cars! Chairs! Gravity! Carrying children! Repetitive Exercise, Etc...).
The problem is that this tension prevents our joints from moving through their normal ranges of motion. Other areas of the body then need to compensate which often results in pain, discomfort, and/or injury. It can also cause reduced strength and weakness that over time we just attribute to getting older.
Restorative Exercise uses alignment points to help you to explore movement in a new way—you’ll learn how to self-assess your movement and begin to notice areas that are moving more or less than they should be. The exercises and movements you’ll learn will allow you to re-pattern and retrain the movements you make every day, all day.
Improving how you move can make you stronger, improve your balance, and decrease your pain. Learning the root cause of a chronic physical issue is empowering and Restorative Exercise will give you the tools you need so you can take control of your movement.
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