Often times the bridge between success or not in our clinic is developing therapeutic exercises for our patients. Therapeutic exercises refer to a wide range of physical activities that focuses on restoring and maintaining strength, endurance, flexibility, stability and balance. The goal of introducing therapeutic exercises to our patients is to return an injured patient to a fully functioning, pain-free state.
Our therapist has advanced degrees in exercise science and exercise physiology. After conducting an evaluation of the individual’s physical capabilities and reviewing the medical history the therapist and the doctor will shape a treatment plan. Your treatment plan will include an exercise program that is appropriate for each individual’s needs. Our doctors and the therapist will monitor your progress and modify your plan as you begin to recover.
The objective of your treatment blending spinal care from your chiropractor with exercise is to help the body reduce pain and inflammation. Once this is achieved, the exercise program focuses on regaining range of motion and rebuilding your muscle strength and endurance.
Therapeutic exercises that may be included in a patient’s treatment include:
- Strengthening Exercises – Usually performed with heavy resistance and fewer repetitions.
- Endurance Exercises – Engage large muscle groups over a longer period of time.
- Flexibility Exercises – Achieved through stretching and movement patterns.
- Balance and Coordination Exercises – Focus on maintain an individual’s center of gravity.
With time and repetition our patients should be able to return to performing their activities of daily living. Improving mobility and pain free joints and muscles are typical. Another benefit of receiving care in our clinic is improving circulation and a reduction in overall rigidity. Your balance and coordination will improve as your overall health and vitality is enhanced.