Just as the human body is made up of multiple components, a well-rounded chiropractic treatment plan consists of multiple elements as well. Although chiropractic adjustments are certainly integral to a treatment plan, corrective exercises and chiropractic care actually go hand in hand with each other.
Although there are a multitude of health issues that chiropractic care can address, often problems stem from simple muscle tension or strain. Chronic tension in certain muscles often pulls on certain regions of the spine, eventually resulting in a subluxation. Chiropractic treatment will help with spinal realignment, however the underlying issue, muscle tension, was not addressed. In some cases, muscles become tense because other muscles are actually weak and not performing properly. Muscles near the spinal column will attempt to compensate for the weaker muscles, resulting in overuse and tension.
Corrective exercises can help strengthen the appropriate muscles so they can perform their job. Once they perform properly, adjacent muscles no longer need to pick up the slack and the spine remains in alignment. Sometimes simple bad posture or poor work or study habits cause issues with spinal alignment as well. Learning the proper way to lift a box or how to relax muscles after computer work can also help a patient reduce the likelihood of further subluxation.
We offer a wide range of exercise instruction, based on every person’s individual need. We coach you on everything from simple stretches and mobility exercises to strengthening and endurance activities such as running. We also help you navigate how to get back into whatever sport or exercise you used to do. The more we can help you get moving, the more we all win.