I have just finished re-reading Kesh Patel’s Corrective Exercise: A Practical Approach, and I must say that it is awesome. For any of you who are unsure of who Kesh Patel is, have a look at our interview with Kesh Patel. To briefly describe Kesh he is one of the industry leaders in the UK for Corrective Exercise and Movement Training, he has had a long history of study, teaching and practical experience in these fields. It is this academic knowledge and his practical experience that makes this book so useful.
The book itself is not a hard read, Kesh has a very good way of taking what at times can be complex topics and making them easy to understand and actionable. The book is built up in stages where he first of all lays the foundations of what correct alignment and posture is, this is vital as this is the base off which all corrections are built off. He takes a great deal of time considering movement, working off the principle that correct movement patterns and alignment will lead to improved strength, performance and reduced injury risk.
The book then moves onto detail how you can assess alignment and then design and implement an effective exercise program to help to correct any deviations. This book is probably one for the exercise professionals out there, but having said that one of my clients who suffers with low back pain borrowed the book and found it hugely interesting and gave him a much better understanding of his condition and the cause of his pain.
In my opinion this book is a must read for anyone working in the fields of corrective exercise and should be one of the foundation texts in this area.
Well worth a read!
Check this book out at Amazon.