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Therapeutic Exercises

Therapeutic Exercises in Louisville Utilized In Chiropractic Care

therapeutic exercise resistance bandsLouisville Chiropractors utilize therapeutic exercises to help their patient achieve total wellness. The exercises help strengthen the muscles, joints and ligaments to retain the benefits achieved with chiropractic adjustments. Within a few visits, patients often discover the combination of chiropractic adjustments and therapeutic exercises. This combination decreases pain while improving strength, posture, flexibility and mobility. Ongoing adjustments and exercise routines also help decrease the chance of the reoccurring injuries, prevent muscle deterioration and promote joint health.

Benefits of Chiropractic Care

Most patients immediately begin to see the benefits from completing in office and at home therapeutic exercises. The main benefits of initial treatments include increased:

  • Pain Relief
  • Range of Motion
  • Mobility

As patients recover, the suggested exercises will change to address the patient's needs. The exercises may focus on strength, endurance, flexibility, balance and coordination. Our Louisville chiropractor will regularly alter the treatment plan to include challenging variations of the beginning exercise routines. Patients will see improved healing progress as the therapeutic exercise benefits build.

Therapeutic Exercises with Your Louisville Chiropractor

There are many types of therapeutic exercises available to patients needing help recovering from a serious illness or injury. The exercise options may target specific areas of the body, such as the spinal column or hip flexors, or focus on total body wellness.

Resistance Therapies

Resistance therapies utilize bands, balls and other tools to put a limited amount of stress on the injured areas. The resistance encourages the patient's muscles to build strength at a reasonable pace. The repeated stress also facilitates healing by restoring alignment, especially in patients who compensated for pain with altered positions and movements. Therapeutic resistance exercises utilize at least a dozen stretch positions for each session to warm up the muscles. Patients may need to complete strengthening exercises after utilizing resistance therapies for the warm up process.  

Neuromuscular Reeducation

After an injury, the nervous system starts sending erroneous signals throughout the body. The signals can cause pain flares through areas otherwise unaffected by the original injury. The pain flares may cause the patient to skip or alter bodily movements, which can lead to complications that worsen discomfort considerably. With neuromuscular reeducation exercises, the body reorganizes and heals nerve pathways to dramatically reduce pain levels.

Endurance Training

Endurance exercises encourage healing by slowly increasing range of motion and mobility through repetitive movements. Patients often start this therapeutic exercise program with just a few minutes of movements. Out chiropractor in Louisville will slowly increase each exercise session length as the patient recovers.

Seeking Chiropractic Care

No one should have to accept constant pain as a part of normal life. Patients who are experiencing any level of pain can work with our chiropractor to decrease pain and restore strength. Providers at our clinic, Highland Chiropractic, create a customized treatment plan for each patient. The treatment plan will likely include an effective combination of chiropractic adjustments and therapeutic exercises in Louisville. Ongoing treatment plan adjustments allow patients to progress from acute injury recovery to prevention techniques designed for total wellness.