STRETCHING AND CORRECTIVE EXERCISES
Chiropractic adjustments, needling, Graston Technique, and therapy modalities are a huge part of getting you well, but our chiropractic physicians also stretching and corrective exercises too. We've had patients who've tried other providers in the past and become frustrated with the "in and out practice model." Some patients prefer this, they love the way they feel when they get adjusted, which is great. Others, however, are motivated to find a long-term solution. That's why we prescribe specific exercise and rehab routines as part of your treatment plan. For most people, joints naturally tend towards stiffness and restriction because of our levels of activity and the demands of life, but corrective exercises can keep them mobile, pain-free, and correct muscular imbalances.
Our Stretching and Corrective Exercise Strategy
Corrective exercises are such an important part of our treatment plans, that we've dedicated an entire room of our clinic as a rehab area and exercise room. We use state of the art software to send you videos and exercise instructions right to your email. This means that after you leave the clinic, you don't have to worry about writing down what exercises you're supposed to be doing and how to do them. As you improve we'll progress to more advanced exercises and answer any questions you have about them.
Progressing Through your Corrective Exercise Routine
If you're in a lot of pain, don't expect the physicians at AccessHealth to give you a really demanding rehab routine right away. A few appointments can usually bring you relief significant enough to get you moving again and ready to start working on whatever structural imbalance is causing your discomfort. When you get to this point, a corrective exercise prescription typically begins with stretching exercises which are an important first step. Many patients are surprised to see how inflexible they have become and how much it contributes to their pain and dysfunction. Stretching exercises allow the joints and tissue to become more mobile and flexible and are a great asset in conjunction with other treatments our chiropractic clinic provides.
As your flexibility and mobility increases, strengthening and muscle activation exercises are key in addressing weak muscles that have been inactive and poorly functioning. Strengthening and activating these muscles creates a stronger and balanced frame that is better able to handle the physical demands of life and activity. Many patients exhibit recognizable patterns of muscular imbalance and weakness that can be corrected effectively, and our physicians are trained to spot these.
Additional types of corrective exercises chiropractors provide may include correcting muscle firing orders, balance exercises, or sport focused exercises. At AccessHealth you can be assured that your chiropractor will take the time to create and instruct you on a corrective exercise program.