Whether you’re professional or amateur, playing tennis for fun, a member of a local rugby or football team, a triathlete or golfer, there is almost no doubt that your chosen sport is creating imbalances throughout your body…..and potential for injuries at a later date. Posturology holds the key to obtaining a sure-fire advantage in your game and preventing the likelihood of injury.
The simple solution is to correct your postural imbalances and muscle weaknesses, making you more powerful, balanced and co-ordinated. And not just building core strength with generic ‘one size fits all’ exercises but with an individually-tailored program that takes into account your chosen sport, any injuries and your personal strengths, weaknesses, goals and aspirations.
It’s so obvious and so important, yet few people will do it – and with that comes the risk of injury, pain and diminished performance.
We do not have direct control over individual muscles, only the movement. When we choose to move, the movement is organised by subconscious centres of the brain that do not contain individual muscle actions. Try to contract the biceps muscle without thinking of moving your arm and you can begin to appreciate how it works. What we sense is a feeling associated with that movement and not the muscle. We cannot know if an action lengthens, shortens or even uses a muscle, only that we have performed a movement we associate with the feel of it.
The subconscious and habitual nature of movement combined with a lack of attention to the activity means deviation from the natural pattern may go unnoticed. If we do not have an accurate account of how we execute a movement, we cannot be sure of correctly following the instructions of a coach.
From years of experience working with everyone from top-level international athletes to amateurs or club players, Posturology has proven these results: