Foundation Training is a postural reeducation and movement program designed to restore the body’s natural posture and movement patterns. It consists of a series of bodyweight exercises that teach you how to effectively use your body by building it up rather than the constant breakdown our modern lives create.

Poor postural mechanics can contribute to a variety of aches and pains in your body putting undo stress on joints, muscles, nerves etc.  The more balanced your structure is, the less pain your body will have and healthier you will be as you continue to age.

“Moving past pain is life changing but achieving it requires changes in your life – permanent changes in the way you hold yourself structurally, move muscularly and think about caring for your body and yourself”

– Eric Goodman

Foundation training is more than exercise, it is way of life by teaching your body to move and be strong in proper hinging mechanics with proper muscle activation throughout the day saving wear and tear on joints, muscle and tissue.  It is about decompressing and stabilizing your spine through muscular strength utilizing your whole body in gravity which opens up all systems of the body to function more efficiently.

Changing postural patterns can take time.  This program if done in small doses throughout the day can help repattern postural mechanics in 90 days.  This means over time your body will start naturally preferring the new patterns over the old resulting in better overall health and body function.

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Our advances in technology encourage us to be hunched over screens, devices, steering wheels and desks resulting in poor posture and inadequate strength to push back against gravity.  This can lead to degeneration of our joints, inefficiency of our muscles and pain.  Our constant forward postures combined with the pull of gravity compress our body which not only affects our spine and joints but the ability of all body systems to function at their most efficient level.  The front side of our body becomes tight and the back side of the body weak.

Foundation training is about waking up the back side of the body to do what it was meant to do – hold us up in gravity!!!

Chronic pain or injuries change how we use our body and muscles resulting in compensation patterns, misalignments and other areas of pain that we didn’t have before.

Foundation training consists of powerful movements which decompress the spine through powerful breathing techniques and activation of the pelvis and lower body to stabilize the spine.

When a structure is in proper alignment it moves as it is intended allowing full functional strength and mobility of muscles and joints.  This can significantly improve sports performance speed, power, endurance stamina and reduce chances of injury.

Who benefits – EVERYONE.  People with chronic pain or nagging injuries that don’t seem to go away, chronic body tightness, people with fatigue, difficulty breathing, difficulty sleeping, joint pain, foot problems, shoulder issues, and athletes 

  • Strengthen your torso, pelvis and backside
  • Reactivate your hip for proper movement patterns
  • Decompress your spine and increase space in your torso
  • Increase breathing capacity and oxygen levels
  • Strengthen postural muscles in gravity
  • Improve mobility and efficiency of movement of the body
  • Decrease or eliminate pain
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Dawn Szpiech, AT, ATC, PTA, MT, TBMM-CES

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