Created by biomechanical scientist Katy Bowman, the Restorative Exercise™ educational program is comprised of a series of self motor-skill evaluations that serve as indicators to healthy muscle activity, joint articulations, and proprioception.
The Biomechanical Model of Preventative Medicine is based on physics, physiology, anatomy, and engineering and simply states that all-over muscle use is a requirement of human health and is not optional. Our current, modern lifestyle has, unfortunately, reduced our neuro-muscular patterns to a fraction of what they should be. The result? A decrease in our natural, reflex-driven processes of regeneration, leaving us a population that does physical damage with every step.
There are many common, expensive ailments (known as ailments of affluence) that are a result of poor motor skills and can be corrected through diligent practice of simple movements, understanding of how various modern habits affect specific tissues and applying this information to future choices.
Because most medical and health practitioners are not physicists or engineers, the mechanical contribution to disease has been largely over-looked in medical research as a cause of foot issues, low bone density, cardio-vascular disease, pelvic floor disorders, and joint degeneration. An engineer will recognize that HOW a machine is used will dictate HOW the machine wears down.
Since 2003, the Restorative Exercise Institute, with offices in California and in Washington, has served Ventura County’s private and medical communities by offering science-based, educational and movement programs as well as private and group sessions.
Following a large word-of-mouth surge, out-of-city, out-of-state, and finally international populations were looking to take courses from Katy at RExI. In 2010, the Institute opened online, allowing laymen and healthcare professionals to have access to the various Physics of Wellness coursework, whether for personal necessity, interest, or professional credits.
The RExI offices — training center for full certification and Restorative Exercise™ facility staffed with all senior-level instructors of biomechanics and natural movement — are still located in Ventura, California. Fortunately the academic courses and community are now available online, much to the appreciation of thousands who have participated in our trainings!
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