Flexibility is one of the ten general physical skills. Is it your weakness? Do you have trouble achieving a full depth squat? Do you ever watch trainers or other athletes demonstrate a movement and think “My body just doesn’t move like that.” It can, and we want to show you how. Achieving full, natural range of motion among all your body’s components is also a critical part of performance. Building strength and stamina can get you far, but not very far if your body is unconsciously applying the brakes every time you move through limited joints and connective tissue.
On Saturday, June 19th, from 8 AM to 12 PM, Jay Schug will conduct a clinic at CrossFit Impulse on restoring mobility through a postural restoration approach. Jay will begin by educating you on the concept of postural restoration and returning the body to a neutral position. He will cover basic anatomy, common problems, and solutions. Additionally, each student will get some 1-on-1 time with Jay. He will evaluate your ranges of motion, deduce problems, and prescribe specific corrective exercises. If you’re interested in applying force over a larger range of motion and remedying chronic soreness and trouble-spots, then this clinic is for you. Check out the video below to get an idea of how Jay can diagnose and correct postural problems.
Jay has been a licensed physical therapist assistant for 12 years, working for the past 8 years at the Spine and Neuro Center for physical therapy. For the past 2 years he has been continuing his education through the Postural Restoration Institute, which he describes as “the missing link in his clinical experiences and practice as a physical therapist assistant.” Jay is also a level 1 certified CrossFit trainer. These qualifications give him a unique perspective to understand the demands we place upon our bodies, predict common problems, and apply corrective techniques.This information from the Postural Restoration Institute can help you understand the postural restoration approach.
The human body is not symmetrical. The neurological, respiratory, circulatory, muscular and vision systems are not the same on the left side of the body as they are on the right, and vice versa. They have different responsibilities, function, position and demands on them. When these normal imbalances are not regulated by reciprocal function during walking, breathing or turning, a strong pattern emerges creating structural weaknesses, instabilities, and musculo-skeletal pain syndromes. Balancing muscle activity around the sacrum (pelvis), the sternum (thorax) and the sphenoid (middle of the head) through a PRI approach best positions multiple systems of the human body for appropriate integrated asymmetrical function.
The cost of the clinic is $50 per student. Clinic is open to anyone and everyone, not just CrossFit Impulse athletes. Age and physical condition are irrelevant. Anyone can benefit from increased mobility. Attendance is limited to the first 15 students to register. Register by clicking the below button and paying via PayPal. If and when the clinic sells out we will remove the “Buy Now” button below, so if the button is still below, then you can still register! We look forward to seeing you there.