Foundation training, developed by Dr. Eric Goodman, teaches the body proper movement patterns by strengthening the muscles of the posterior chain; the low back, glutes, and hamstrings.  Foundation training also takes stress off the spine, discs, and knees and places it on the larger, more powerful joints such as the hips.  These techniques teach the body how to move(hinge) at the hips and strengthen the posterior chain muscles that are designed to be the primary movers and stabilizers of the body.  Foundation training also teaches the body how to extend at the spine as opposed to going into flexion of the spine.  The spine is designed to give the body stability and protection and by strengthening the muscles surrounding the spine; inflammation, pain, degeneration, and deterioration are greatly reduced because of the redistribution of stress from the vertebrae and discs to the posterior chain muscles and hips.  This redistribution of stress and strengthening of the muscles that support the spine and intervertebral discs can help bring relief of a variety of conditions including:

  • Chronic back pain
  • Sciatica
  • Back surgery prevention and/or recovery
  • Injury prevention
  • Herniated/bulging disc
  • Core athletic strength
  • Prepare the body for competition/athletic events such as:  Running, cycling, basketball, football, baseball, hockey, soccer, and weight lifting.


Foundation Training is offered by Dr. Andrew Cummins