What is Foundation Training?
Foundation Training is a movement practice designed to restore the body’s natural order and put YOU at the center of your health. It teaches your body how to properly support itself and move as nature intended. It was developed by chiropractor and movement expert, Dr. Eric Goodman, to heal his chronic back pain and avoid surgery for multiple disc herniations. This program is not a temporary remedy, but a systematic solution that creates long-term health. Foundation Training enables one to reach, achieve, and experience incredible health and wellness. Move well. Live well.
How Foundation Training Works
Foundation Training uses a combination of powerful movements, intentional poses, and conscious breathing work to activate the muscles in your posterior chain. When practiced regularly, your pain diminishes, your resistance to injury increases, and your body comes to life.
- Your torso, pelvis, and backside strengthen
- Your hips reclaim their intended role as the epicenter of movement
- Your spine decompresses and space opens throughout your torso
- Your breathing capacity and oxygen levels increase
- Your muscles learn to correctly support your structure and posture improves
- Your whole body becomes integrated and moves more efficiently
- When these things happen, a cascade of healthful changes happen in your body and your life.
Why do Foundation training?
Life in the 21st century all too often means living an extremely sedentary and immobile lifestyle – one that encourages too much time spent hunched over screens, devices, steering wheels, and desks. Assuming these poor positions throughout the day without adequate muscular strength to resist and push back against gravity can lead to degeneration of our joints, inefficiency of our muscles, and unnecessary pain. Our habits of sitting and curling forward, combined with the ever constant pull of gravity, cause a compression force on our bodies that is detrimental to every aspect of health. We modern humans must learn to live and move the way our bodies are designed or else we leave ourselves vulnerable to pain, illness, fatigue, and overwhelming general malaise.
Compression affects the whole spine
Chronic compression of the spine -and its surrounding areas- not only wreaks havoc on posture, it simultaneously reduces blood flow and oxygen in the body. It also plays a key role in a wide range of degenerative diseases and conditions. Mainstream medicine rarely – if ever – addresses this problem of pandemic proportions. Foundation Training provides the perfect antidote to the chronic compression that plagues so many of us.