Rehabilitation Exercises

Chiropractic care following injuries and accidents
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The multifaceted approach of
chiropractic treatment

Chiropractors incorporate a variety of techniques, including rehabilitation exercises, into their treatment plans. Most professionals believe rehabilitation and strengthening exercises help patients better recover from injury, so they use these in conjunction with spinal adjustments and other treatments to provide the best care.

Chiropractic care often includes rehabilitation exercises for:

What is a rehabilitative exercise?

Similar to a physical therapist, a doctor of chiropractic will incorporate stretches and exercises to improve range of motion, function, flexibility, and strength in certain parts of the body. These specialized rehab exercises help restore your muscle tone and increase strength.
  • Simple, specialized exercises directed by your chiropractor to complete at home or in the office
  • Stretches and movements to improve mobility, flexibility, and function
  • Combined with other chiropractic treatments to provide optimal treatment and recovery

Defining a chiropractic adjustment

We commonly refer to appointments with a chiropractor as adjustments, but there are many times when a chiropractor may choose treatment methods that do not involve a traditional adjustment.

If you have a chronic condition like osteoarthritis, spinal or joint adjustments may not be helpful because of the nature of the condition. This is when chiropractors offer treatments like rehabilitation exercises for pain management.

Yes, an adjustment usually refers to spinal adjustment. No, that is not the only care offered by a chiropractor

What does chiropractic rehabilitation include?

Seeing a chiropractor, specifically following an injury, includes a few steps.
  • Completing health history paperwork and a physical exam
  • If necessary, receiving an adjustment to correct joint misalignments
  • Receiving additional treatments to help with pain and stiffness
  • Learning rehabilitative exercises and proper body mechanics to prevent re-injury

When it comes to stretches and exercise, your chiropractor may coach you and help you in office and will likely prescribe you to complete them at home.
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Examples of rehabilitative exercises

Depending on the type of injury or the location of your pain, your prescribed exercise will be different. Chiropractors recommended specific activities based on your unique injury or pain.

Some examples of stretches or exercises a chiropractor may recommend include:

  • Foam rolling to relax muscle knots or trigger points
  • Guided stretches to relax muscles
  • Strengthening exercises to restore muscle balance
  • Joint mobility exercises to increase range of motion

It is important to follow the medical advice provided by your chiropractor when it comes to suggested exercises and stretching. The correct positioning and length of each movement will influence its effectiveness.

Benefits of chiropractic rehabilitation

As a whole, chiropractic care encourages your body's natural ability to heal. It is an integrative health care profession that uses a variety of approaches to ensure the best results for your condition.

Including rehabilitation exercises specifically into your chiropractic treatment has several benefits.

  • Restored strength in joints or muscles
  • Improved function of joints/muscles
  • Increased blood flow to injured tissues, resulting in faster healing
  • And more

Chiropractic care is a safe, non-invasive treatment option for injuries or chronic health conditions. It can be an alternative or complementary approach to prescription medications for pain management.

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Find pain relief for your condition

Our office uses rehabilitative exercises as part of our overall chiropractic treatment for a number of conditions.
  • Sports or personal injury
  • Low back pain
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Repeated strain injuries
  • Arthritis and bursitis
  • Chronic pain
  • Fibromyalgia and MS
  • And more

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If you are looking for pain relief and improved wellness, we are ready to see you for a chiropractic adjustment. A doctor of chiropractic will conduct a physical exam and medical history before determining the chiropractic treatment that is right for you.

Many insurances offer coverage for chiropractic care. Schedule your consultation today and discover why so many people trust a chiropractor with their body.
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