I recently had the opportunity to spend some time with Shawn Sherman and Jonathan Loos of The Reset System. They visited our facility over the course of a couple days and used their method on a number of our athletes. We were able to see some immediate results in a number of them as well as observe them diagnose known issues (unknown to them) with several of them in a very quick fashion.

RESET is a revolutionary restorative movement system that pinpoints and eliminates the joint dysfunctions that cause us to compensate with our posture and movement. Over the course of our lives, stress causes our bodies to acquire joint dysfunctions which, in turn, causes us to compensate. In order to reap the full benefits of physical activity we need flawless posture and movement. RESET removes the flaws and restores natural posture and movement.

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Their system is fairly new and doesn’t not have a significant grounds of evidence from studies to support it but seems to be working very well on clients it is administered to. I did voice some of my concerns in the interview I did with them around the lack of empowerment from the client perspective, as it is required that the practice be ‘administered’. However, if someone finds it useful, it can be very complementary to the empowered type of approach we promote with the Kabuki Movement Systems.

As noted, we did see results consistently delivered on our athletes and staff and there are a number of athletes and strength and conditioning coaches seeing benefit and promoting these methods.

Below is my interview with Shawn and Jonathon that I think you will really enjoy. We had a wonderful time talking shop during their visit.

Shawn Sherman holds a degree in Exercise and Sport Science from Penn State University and operates a private fitness studio in Western Springs, Illinois. He is the developer of the RESET system. He has held numerous industry certifications (NSCA, ACE, MATTM). Utilizing his unique RESET system, Shawn has consulted with hundreds of elite athletes from many organizations, including the Chicago Cubs, Chicago Blackhawks, US and Canadian Olympians and over a dozen universities including the University of Minnesota and Purdue University.

Jonathan Loos, PT, DPT, MS, CSCS is a Physical Therapist and the Director of Education for the RESET system. He has been a Clinical Instructor for both the National Personal Training Institute (Lisle, IL) and the University of Illinois - Chicago.  Additionally, he has served as a movement optimization consultant to the Chicago Cubs and the Milwaukee Admirals (AHL).