The incorporation of tailored exercise programs into chiropractic care is not only important, but essential in the treatment of many musculoskeletal conditions. Several studies have shown the importance of exercise in managing both acute (short-term) and chronic (long-term) low back pain, preventing low back pain, and improving overall quality of life.
(Exercise plays an important role in recovery from pain and injury.) Throughout the course of your care, we will identify any weaknesses or joint and muscle problems that can be helped through specific exercises. Exercise programs are adapted throughout your care, beginning with stretching and mobilisation exercises that can be done at home, at work, or in the car. As you begin to progress and improve, strengthening and functional exercises will be incorporated to improve your strength as well as your ability to perform your daily activities.
Goals/Benefits of Exercise and Chiropractic!
• Improved posture
• Improved range of motion and reduced stiffness and rigidity
• Mobilisation of joint
• Reduced symptoms
• Prevention of re-injury
• Improved circulation
• Improved coordination and strength
• Helps hold adjustments for longer
The idea of exercise is to make your body feel and work better. (In time, if exercises are done properly and regularly, you will find greater and faster improvements.)