I have to explain this to patients on a regular basis. Thankfully I have a lot of athletes and "gym rats" that want to be in control of their health and not dependent upon me or someone else doing it for them. It can be difficult getting through to them that working harder in the gym trying to get rid of their pain is often perpetuating their faulty biomechanics. Utilizing FMS and SFMA protocols helps us to determine where these breakdowns are occurring so we can correct them with manual therapies such as ART, chiropractic manipulation, and specific corrective exercises. At that point it's time to get back into the gym and "move often" so you can stay out of the clinic.