Corrective Exercises At Chiropractic Wellness Center
Corrective exercise is a strategy used by a chiropractor for pain reduction and to promote flexibility and increased the range of motion. These can be back exercises or exercises targeted to other areas of the body that can resolve back, neck or joint pain. When combined with chiropractic treatments such as spinal adjustments, corrective exercise programs can be very effective. Here’s some information about corrective exercises, courtesy of The Chiropractic Wellness Center in Newcastle, Washington.
Muscles and Movement
The human body as designed so that muscles work in pairs. One muscle or set of muscles flexes a joint, while another extends/straightens the joint. If a muscle is weak, the opposing muscle often becomes overly tight. Tendons and ligaments are also affected by uneven muscles and can also become too tight or too loose. Since the musculoskeletal system is interconnected, uneven muscles in an area like the feet can lead to dysfunction and pain in the ankles, knees or hips or even the back. Joint misalignments, especially in the spine, irritate the nerves and cause a variety of symptoms.
Goals of Corrective Exercises
Corrective exercise has several goals. The first is to strengthen weak muscles. The second is to loosen tight muscles, tendons, and ligaments. The third is to make the correct movement a habit to prevent further problems. All of these also help with pain reduction. Nearly everyone (even athletes) in today’s world of technology and convenience has such problems as tight hip flexor muscles or a core that is not as strong as it could be. A chiropractor will use techniques such as postural assessment to identify your specific problems and design an exercise program to fit your needs.
While exercise is important to help relieve pain, restore flexibility and promote health, other chiropractic techniques should also be part of the package. For example, back exercises will not be as effective if you have a misalignment that should be adjusted. Therapeutic massage helps loosen chronic muscle tension. Dietary changes to reduce inflammatory foods help decrease inflammation in joints, which means less pain. Lifestyle counseling can help identify daily habits that may be hindering your ability to achieve wellness.
Contact Chiropractic Wellness Center Today!
Chronic pain and dysfunction are not signs of health – your body is trying to tell you something. If you have back pain, neck pain or joint pain, corrective exercises can help you regain normal freedom of movement without invasive techniques or medications. Please contact the Chiropractic Wellness Center by calling 425-341-4638 or via email through our website. We offer extended hours to meet your scheduling needs, as well as Saturday hours by appointment. Located at 6965 Coal Creek Parkway SE, in Newcastle, we have helped people of all ages feel better and improve their health.