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Brief summary of the development of OSTEOPATHIC FITNESS®

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What is OSTEOPATHIC FITNESS® ?

A brief summary of the development of OSTEOPATHIC FITNESS®

To give you a brief summary of the development of OSTEOPATHIC FITNESS®, it was instigated by my own frustration. Playing High School Football as a wide receiver, I went out for a pass across the middle of the field, I caught the ball and got hit, but didn't go down, dislocating my patella tendon. After this injury, my knee kept subluxing and going out. So, I needed surgery. I wouldn't have needed surgery if I knew the exercises that I know today.

 

After my football career was over in, a Cross Country race, I collapsed before the finish line. So, I went back to see my Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Nickerson and he diagnoses me with what they call marchers syndrome, where the muscle can get too big for the sheath around it, and he said, “Your leg can explode and die!”. Thankfully, there were some other athletes that recommended me to see a podiatrist, Dr. Gianone, who fitted me for orthotics and gave me the foundational support structure I needed.

 

After college as a former world class track and field athlete, at age 30, I was diagnosed as having no cartilage in either knee; my orthopedist actually said, “It is a miracle that you can even walk!”.  The problem I faced was how to deal with this physical limitation and the lack of a reference point or map for the journey that I found myself on. While I could help my clients, I could not help myself. I researched and read every book I could get my hands on, and it was a good start, although I needed more of a map to get from where I was, to where I needed and wanted to go.

 

I have made it my life’s work to study the human ability to change and realized how difficult it is to achieve.  In my 27 years in the business of coaching in the conditioning field I have come to the realization that your only as strong as weakest link. So, with flat feet, a sway back, no cartilage in either knee, OSTEOPATHIC FITNESS® was born.

 

OSTEOPATHIC FITNESS® aims to improve people’s overall health, fitness, and wellness, by treating the whole person: mentally physically emotionally and nutritionally, not just a condition or challenge they may have. Structure and function are reciprocally interrelated. The body possesses the inherent capacity to repair, and remodel itself. The body is an integrated unit of mind and body.

 

This involves stretching, strengthening, and massaging, to enhance the musculoskeletal system.

 

By focusing on prevention, based on the belief that most conditions are related to problems in the musculoskeletal system and that structure and function of the body are related.

 

Many problems began with structural problems.

 

These exercises and stretches, Greg believe, allow blood to flow freely throughout the circulatory system. With structure restored, the body's own natural healing powers are able to restore to full health and fitness.

 

Studies have shown that OSTEOPATHIC FITNESS® is safe and effective for maximum fitness, pain relief of lower back pain, neck pain and it can also relieve migraine.

What is OSTEOPATHIC FITNESS®

OSTEOPATHIC FITNESS® refers to a holistic approach to fitness and exercise results that incorporates principles from Osteopathy. Osteopathy is a branch of healthcare that emphasizes the body's ability to self-heal and focuses on the relationship between the musculoskeletal system, nervous system, and overall health. When applied by a PTP to fitness, osteopathic principles can guide exercise programs to promote optimal movement, posture, and overall well-being. Here are some key aspects of osteopathic fitness:

  1. Structural Balance: OSTEOPATHIC FITNESS® places importance on achieving structural balance in the body. This involves assessing and addressing imbalances, restrictions, or dysfunctions in the musculoskeletal system that can affect movement and performance. By promoting proper alignment, joint mobility, and muscle balance, osteopathic fitness aims to enhance overall function and reduce the risk of injuries.

  2. Individualized Approach: OSTEOPATHIC FITNESS® takes into account each individual's unique needs, physical abilities, and goals. It recognizes that no two bodies are the same and tailors exercise programs accordingly. Osteopathic Fitness PTP practitioners may assess factors such as posture, range of motion, and muscle imbalances to develop personalized fitness plans for best results.

  3. Mind-Body Connection: OSTEOPATHIC FITNESS® acknowledges the interconnectedness of the mind and body. With THE POWER OF POSITIVE THINKING FOR FITNESS®. It emphasizes the importance of mental and emotional well-being in conjunction with physical health. Techniques such as relaxation exercises, mindfulness, or stress reduction may be incorporated to enhance overall fitness and promote holistic wellness.

  4. Functional Movement: OSTEOPATHIC FITNESS® PTP places emphasis on functional movement patterns that mimic real-life activities and improve daily functioning. It focuses on exercises that engage multiple muscle groups and promote coordination, balance, and flexibility. Functional training can enhance overall fitness, stability, and mobility for various activities and sports.

  5. Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation: OSTEOPATHIC FITNESS® PTP aims to prevent injuries and support rehabilitation. By addressing imbalances, weaknesses, or compensations in the body, it can help reduce the risk of injuries during physical activity. OSTEOPATHIC FITNESS® techniques, such as manual resistance stretching may be used to facilitate healing and recovery from injuries or musculoskeletal conditions.

  6. Integration of Other Modalities: OSTEOPATHIC FITNESS® PTP may integrate other complementary modalities to enhance overall well-being and fitness. These may include techniques such as stretching and nutrition guidance, depending on the individual's needs and the practitioner's scope of practice.

It's important to note that while osteopathic principles can provide a holistic framework for fitness,

OSTEOPATHIC FITNESS® programs should be developed and guided by qualified PTP, Personal Training Professionals. with knowledge and training in functional fitness that can provide personalized guidance and support based on an individual's specific needs and goals.

What happens during a visit at OSTEOPATHIC FITNESS®?

OSTEOPATHIC FITNESS® will ask a person about their:

  • Lifestyle

  • Medical History

  • Other Health Issues

  • Diet

  • Sleep Habits

  • Mental Health

  • Physical Activity Levels

  • Strength test

  • Flexibility test

  • Balance test

 

 

At a visit to OSTEOPATHIC FITNESS® Greg will ask you questions about your medical history, physical condition, and lifestyle. However, the strength and flexibility exam of your joints, muscles, ligaments, and tendons will be more extensive than with a typical trainer. During the physical assessment, Greg may:

 

  • Look at your posture, spine, and balance

  • Check your, muscles, tendons, and ligaments

  • Use his hands to stretch your back, legs, or arms

Benefits of OSTEOPATHIC FITNESS®

OSTEOPATHIC FITNESS® can benefit a person by:

  • Decreasing chronic pain symptoms and reducing the use of medication.

  • Can improve health and well-being and help them function better.

  • Easing the symptoms of lower back pain.

  • Easing migraine episodes and easing the symptoms of migraine headaches.

  • Reducing pelvic girdle pain and lower back pain during pregnancy.

  • Solving structural issues in their joints and muscles.

  • Improving joint pain and joint stiffness.

  • Best shape of your life

  • More flexible than you have ever been

Who needs OSTEOPATHIC FITNESS®?

OSTEOPATHIC FITNESS® is a plan for overall health, fitness and conditioning and chronic pain relating to many different causes.

People who want to get in the best shape of their life or with lower back pain or neck pain are the people most likely to need OSTEOPATHIC FITNESS®.  

What happens during a visit at OSTEOPATHIC FITNESS®?

The best scientific evidence shows that OSTEOPATHIC FITNESS® is most effective for total body health and fitness, back and neck pain and overall balance, strength, and flexibility.

 

Some evidence also shows that OSTEOPATHIC FITNESS® may be helpful for:

  • Lower Back Pain

  • Ankle Injuries

  • Tennis Elbow

  • Neck Pain

  • Recovery after Surgery

  • Depression

  • Pregnancy and Labor

 

 

The aims of these techniques include:

  • Reducing Pain

  • Improving the Range of Movement

  • Encouraging blood flow

  • Optimum strength, flexibility, and fitness

 

Summary

OSTEOPATHIC FITNESS® is a personal training method, that is designed as the best training method available today for health and fitness and can help treat a range of conditions.

 

OSTEOPATHIC FITNESS® will stretch and strengthen a person’s muscles and joints. This can help them prevent and treat certain conditions.

 

OSTEOPATHIC FITNESS® may be a good treatment option for chronic pain, lower back pain, musculoskeletal problems, and headaches.

 

It is a safe workout program and treatment. A person may feel sore or stiff after a session, but that should resolve after a few days.

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