What is a C.H.E.K practitioner?

Monday, 28th November 2011

Are you confused about healthy eating? Are you unsure who to go to when you have a nagging pain that won’t go away?  Or perhaps you have a chronic condition that is undermining your whole lifestyle.


A C.H.E.K Practitioner can address this and so much more.


C.H.E.K stands for Corrective Holistic Exercise Kinesiology.  This means your body is looked at physically, hormonally, mentally and emotionally and viscerally (the organs of the body).  It is this truly holistic approach that allows a C.H.E.K Practitioner to get a thorough understanding of the root cause of chronic aches and pains and be able to devise a plan of action with you to help bring the body back into balance.


A large part of the coaching process involves education about getting back to basics and addressing the ‘foundations’ of a healthy human being.  This doesn’t involve new fangled devices or fancy ‘products’ that imitate real food for example. The practice of eating whole fresh foods, correct sleep and rest, knowing what makes you happy and the correct type of exercise and/or movement that is right for your body to balance you and create a harmonious, balanced and pain free body is addressed.


A typical assessment will look at the balance in the body between the fight/flight branch of the nervous system and rest/digest, the function of some of the cranial nerves by looking at the jaw, eyes, hearing and the vertebrae in the neck.  The length and tension of the muscles and your ability to move freely using the body in all the movement patterns you need daily are very important. For example, a golfer would have to be proficient at bending, twisting and gait to avoid a painful back or a mother of young children would need to be able to bend, squat, twist and pull the weight of the child and all of the buggies, carry bags and anything else that is required.  Core exercise is looked at in depth and an understanding of how you developed through the essential stages of child development is also addressed.


The assessment process is thorough and leaves no stone unturned to enable a plan of action to be as simple and easy to follow as possible.


This provides the data that allows a bespoke stretching, strengthening and lifestyle programme to be put together for the individual.  This will deliver progress even when other approaches have failed to yield results in pain reduction or body shape changes.


BY Adam Cox is a qualified C.HE.K. practitioner working in the West End of London (www.movementlifestyle.com) 

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