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Exercise is Medicine


Corrective Exercise Programs

Personalized Programs To Eliminate Your Pain

The path of pain is rarely a straight and narrow course. 

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 pain very often is the result of stress from a completely different source.

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 the real reason you’re experiencing pain.  Muscle imbalance and movement issues are often the root cause of chronic pain.

At Function First, We Attack The Root Cause Of Your Pain So We Can Eliminate It

We do not attempt to “treat” symptoms.  We practice a technique called corrective exercise. Often described as falling somewhere in between personal training and physical therapy, corrective exercise focuses on the underlying cause of your pain, not just on ways to mask or reduce your pain. 

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

We use simple exercises that address any muscle imbalances and misalignments and relieve the stress in your body.

Corrective exercise is based on the simple fact that each muscle is connected to another.  By reintroducing proper structure in the body, structure can improve and you can move freely and with less pain as time goes by.


We Focus On Your Whole Body, Not Just The Injured Area … 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 no undo stress on any one part.  This will allow you to live a more productive and comfortable life.

And, because corrective exercise focuses on fixing the cause of your pain, instead of just addressing your symptoms, it works 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 corrective exercise specialist will select unique corrective exercises to help restore your body’s muscular balance and proper function.  

Every person we see is unique and special.  Therefore, one therapy 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 corrective exercise specialist is the most effective way to correct your muscle imbalances and structural misalignments 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 one of our corrective exercise specialists 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.