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Exercise is Medicine


Corrective Exercise Programs

Personalized Programs To Eliminate Your Pain

The path to chronic pain is never a straight and narrow course. It is a combination of physical events, many forms of stressors and even changes in your brain chemistry. 

When most people seek out treatment for chronic pain, they often look at the immediate “source” of their pain: the knee, the back, or whatever is hurting. That one part is the focus of their treatment, and nothing else is really looked at.

What most people don’t realize, however, is that the pain experience has many ingredients.

In many cases, the pain you’re experiencing now is often the result of a series of small events that, when looked at as a whole, leads to your challenges of today.  The one thing in common with everyone suffering from pain is a desire to live life pain-free.

At Function First, We Address Your Pain with a Highly Personalized Approach So You Can Eliminate It

We do not attempt to “treat” symptoms.  We use a form of movement called corrective exercise. These are exercises that are designed specifically and strategically for you. What does that mean? It means the ideal exercises for your body AND at the appropriate time.

Because eliminating triggers is the best way to eliminate the pain.

We begin with a global view of your body as a movement template. We then select exercises to help you move and feel better. These sometimes simple exercises address biomechanical and neurological (“software”) issues to relieve the stress to your body.

Corrective exercise is based on the simple fact that body’s integrated intelligence can sometimes get off track.  By reintroducing proper “movement nutrition” to the body, mechanics, efficiency and confidence return and pain fades away.

We Meet You Where You Are to Take You Where You Want to Be … Because That’s What Works

Improving your body’s function will ensure that your body moves and functions the way it was designed to: efficiently and effortlessly, and with minimal undo stress on any one part.  This will allow you to live a more productive and comfortable life.

The Function First Approach focuses on your body’s individual needs and your level of readiness. We respect your symptoms, but we are not ruled by them. This is one of many reasons why we have succeeded where many other remedies fail. So even if you’ve tried everything else, now is not the time to give up. Now is the time to try our simple, effective, exercise alternative to pain relief.

Time and Time Again, Our Clients Tell Us Our Approach Works, When All Others Have Failed

Here’s how we can help you.

We offer a variety of personalized corrective exercise programs in our San Diego office. 

The process begins with a personalized postural and movement evaluation, a thorough health history review and a discussion of your goals.

Then, a Function First Pain-Free Movement Specialist will select strategic corrective exercises that reduce stress, help you move better and increase movement confidence.  

Every person we see is unique and special.  Therefore, one exercise session is typically not enough interaction for us to effectively predict the response your body will have to the exercises, or to determine how many visits you will require. 

Your body did not evolve (or dissolve!) to where it is today in one week, so it is safe to say it will take some time to reverse your situation. 

Working with a Function First Pain-Free Movement Specialist is the most effective way to affect your movement mechanics and create positive change in your nervous system so you can once again move freely and without pain.

Are You Ready To Kiss Your Pain Goodbye? Select from our 3 Corrective Exercise Programs Below

Click on the links below to learn more about working with a Function First Pain-Free Movement Specialist to eliminate your pain.  Or call us at 619-285-9218 so we can help you determine which program is right for you, or to schedule an appointment.