Slouch/Overcorrect Exercise

The Mckenzie method exercise you can perform in your chair

As the only Mckenzie certified chiropractor in the West Loop of Chicago, we have a vast array of exercises from which we pluck an individualized prescription for each patient. The slouch/overcorrect - or SOC - exercise, is often overlooked in that catalog of Mckenzie method movements.  However, it has versatile applications for patients. It is often recommended for patients in acute pain, who are unable to tolerate full end range loading movements, like the extension in lying or standing. It is also a great way to make postural correction more dynamic, as movement almost always trumps stationary postural changes in terms of a quick recovery.  Lastly, because it is performed in a chair, it offers patients a quick exercise they can do without much interruption to their work day, and more repetitions of movement almost always results in shorter recovery time. Check out the video above to learn the finer points of the Slouch/Overcorrect.

Author
Dr. Todd Peterson, DC, Cert MDT. Dr. Todd Peterson Dr. Todd Peterson is a chiropractor and certified provider for Mechanical Diagnosis & Therapy (MDT, aka the McKenzie Method). Dr. Peterson played football at the University of Nebraska, where he was a 4 year letter winner and Academic All American. He briefly played professional football in 2009 before returning to Chiropractic School in 2010. He earned his doctor of chiropractic (DC) degree from National University of Health Sciences in 2013, graduating with Magna Cum Laude honors.

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