Personalized Corrective Exercizes
Offering Corrective Exercises Makes AccessHealth Unique:
Chiropractic adjustments are a huge part of getting you well, but there's more chiropractors can offer to keep you well. We've had patients who've tried other chiropractic care 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 are aligned and mobile, which is great. Others, however, feel like they feel like they show up, get a quick adjustment and are wondering why they symptoms return a while later. They find themselves wondering, "Is there a long term fix for my problem?" That's why we prescribe personal exercise and rehab routines as part of your treatment plan. 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 and pain free for the long run.
How we Use Corrective Exercises as an Integral Part of your Treatment Plan:
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. We'll show you one on one how to perform your exercises and have you demonstrate them for us. 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 routine right away. A few appointments of chiropractic adjustments can usually bring you relief significant enough to get you moving again and ready to start making long lasting changes. 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 exercises aimed at certain activities and functions. At AccessHealth you can be assured that your chiropractor will take the time to create a personalized corrective exercise program that will address the cause of your pain or condition and get you back to feeling your best.
How our Corrective Exercises are Different than Physical Therapy:
Physical therapists often have you perform your exercise routine while you're at the office visit and they can supervise you. Some chiropractic offices function in this way too, and it's certainly an effective practice. Sometimes a patient's condition may respond better to supervised exercises and we never hesitate to refer you to a physical therapist when appropriate.
At AccessHealth, we really want to maximize your time in the office with chiropractic adjustments and other therapies our physicians feel are appropriate. That's why we instruct you and demonstrate the exercises, and then have you complete your exercises at home or at the gym when you have time. We've found our patients prefer this practice. They know they're going to get great chiropractic adjustments and effective therapies during the appointment, and can perform the corrective exercises when they're comfortable and have time.