Corrective Exercise Solutions to Weight Training Injuries

by Evan Osar, D.C. |   Date Released : 23 May 2012
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Evan Osar, D.C.

About the author: Evan Osar, D.C.

Dr. Evan Osar is the developer of the Integrative Movement Specialist™ certification designed specifically to aid the fitness professional establish themselves as an invaluable part of their client’s health care team. In addition to his chiropractic degree, Dr. Osar has earned national certifications through the American Council on Exercise (ACE), National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), and The Soma Institute – National School for Clinical Massage Therapy.

He is the founder of Fitness Education Seminars, DBA: The Institute for Integrative Health and Fitness Education, an education company with the mission of helping trainers and therapist recognize their role as a part of the solution to the health care crisis. An internationally renowned speaker, Dr. Osar presents for several national and international organizations including American Council on Exercise, Club Industry, SCW ECA 360, IDEA, NSCA, Perform Better, Medical Fitness Association, Asia Fit, FILEX, AECC, British Chiropractic Association and Norwegian Chiropractic Association.

He specializes in bringing advanced training and rehabilitation strategies to the fitness and bodywork professional that works with the pre and post-rehabilitation and general population client. Additionally, he has developed over a dozen resources including courses, manuals, and DVD’s to support the educational needs of the next generation of health care professional. His mission is to help fitness professionals think bigger about their role in the lives of their clients.

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Comments (3)

Patrzalek, Mary | 25 Mar 2013, 12:20 PM

Very much appreciated this article, and the video! I was able to do Internet searches for all terms I didn't understand, and prefer this option to keep the article short, allowing me to do independent research as needed. I would like to know how to address clients with scoliosis; I assume that the principles remain the same. However, if it just isn't possible to align the TLP canister properly, should heavier weight-training be avoided? How does one address thoracic premature flexion that occurs b/c the thoraco-lumbar joint is stiffened due to the spinal position? Thanks so much!

Sinitiere, Nick | 05 Jul 2012, 20:30 PM

I don't believe catering to the lowest common denominator has been/is/will be an effective approach to anything. Rather than do that, I'd like to see the 'status quo' of the fitness industry evolve a bit. A Thomas Test should not be foreign to someone in the exercise and fitness game.

Chadwick, Teri | 28 Jun 2012, 02:20 AM

Is anyone else having trouble viewing the video? Also, I have a question about the audience for this, and other, articles. Since this is PT on the net, I assume that means the articles are being aimed toward certified personal trainers. I am one, but I found this article a bit of a bumpy ride (though a good one as I navigated though) since I had to continuously search for the meanings of such tests and terms as "Thomas Test" and "global trunk hypertonicity". I don't know that the average personal trainer is going to be able to easily navigate and understand this article enough to be able to implement the remedies with clients. I'm not saying "don't write", Evan, I'm just wondering if your article would be more effective and useful if it were presented in more straightforward, or layman's, terms. I know, I know... we should all be better at the terminology, but some of us are just starting out here, and yet we are hungry to learn. Thanks for all the effort you put forth here. Certainly something that needs to be addressed (ie: corrective solutions for weight training) since I not only teach weight training group classes, but I am also an avid weight trainer myself (and I want to do what's best for myself and my clients). : )

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