STRETCHING AND CORRECTIVE EXERCISES
At our Cary chiropractic center, stretching and corrective exercises are a significant part of our treatment strategy. Rehabilitation exercises are effective at relieving pain and restoring your ability to get back to normal activites.
Our goal is always to find a long-term solution to your pain or injury. That's why we prescribe a unique exercise, stretching, and rehabilitation program as part of your treatment plan. For most people, joints naturally tend towards stiffness and restriction because injuries or the demands of life, but stretching and corrective exercises can keep them mobile, pain-free, and correct muscular imbalances.
How We Instruct and Prescribe Therapeutic Exercises
Corrective exercises are such an important part of our care that we've dedicated an entire room of our clinic as a rehab area and exercise room. After in-office instruction, we use state of the art software to send you videos and exercise instructions 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.
Progressing Through a Stretching and Corrective Exercise Routine
If you're in a lot of pain, don't expect the chiropractors 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 issue 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.
As your flexibility and mobility increases, strengthening and muscle activation exercises are key in addressing weak muscles that have been inactive and poorly functioning. Activating and strengthening these muscles creates a stronger and more 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 identify 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 stretching and corrective exercise program.