Physical therapy involves evaluation of an individual’s movement, physical capabilities, body type, and activity level in order to prescribeexerciseand other physical means to help improve function. For certain conditions and diagnoses, your Chiro & Sports Medchiropractor will develop a customised exercise program based on research of the most effective spine exercises. The exercise program’s pacing, specific exercises, and amount of practice with the Chiropractor will vary depending on the condition and the individual’s needs. Developing the right exercise for the individual sometimes requires trial and error, reviewing the person’s response to the exercise, and adjusting the exercise accordingly.
Proper exercise technique
The properexercisetechnique allows the patient to isolate the desired muscle/muscle group that increases the effectiveness of an exercise. Your Chiropractorwill instruct you on the proper technique for performing each exercise in the individualised exercise program. Your Chiropractor will strive to continually improve their exercise techniques, learning new ones as they come out, and scrutinizing new fads. They will also cover posture and movement exercises, suggesting improvements for you that will provide added protection for the spine. The role of your Chiropractor in providing pain relief, rehabilitation and education is critical to a successful recovery.
Why is exercise so important?
Ten to twenty years ago a person experiencing back pain would most commonly be advised bed rest and immobilization of the back. Research within the past 10 years has shown that inactivity weakens the muscles that support the spine and, if continued too long, can prolong recovery or even make certain conditions worse. Exercise, on the other hand, increases muscle flexibility and strength and promotes healing by increasing blood flow to the injured site. Healthy muscles provide protection to bones and joints.