Therapeutic rehabilitation is often referred to as physical therapy and focuses on eliminating pain. Higher Elevations Chiropractic will work with you to design a comprehensive physical rehab program that will include strengthening and stretching exercises through postural improvements and suggestions for altering daily activities if needed.
We will often suggest that you use chiropractic care and massage alongside your therapeutic rehabilitation program as complementary treatments to help maintain your growth.
Therapeutic rehabilitation is not only for treatment purposes; it also plays a significant role in preventing injury. Most often, therapeutic rehab is used to reduce pain and improve mobility after injuries or surgeries, or addresses common conditions such as neck pain, back pain, hip and shoulder pain, wrist pain, sciatica, and even arthritis.
Therapeutic rehabilitation is an effective and proven treatment that can help injured patients heal and keep healthy patients living a strong and healthy life. Some of the many benefits include:
• Improved muscle strength
• Significantly reduced chance of re-injury
• Slowed development of arthritis
• Improved flexibility
• Pain relief
• Improved body function
Therapeutic exercises are specific exercises meant for correcting specific problems. Depending the matter of your concern, your chiropractor may give you a list of exercises to perform to reduce discomfort. The focus of therapeutic exercise is to regain flexibility, strength, and endurance related to specific physical problems.
Therapeutic exercise aims to improve, restore, and prevent loss of physical function. It can also improve a patient’s overall health, fitness, and sense of well-being.
Additional objectives of Therapeutic exercise include:
- Increasing mobility
- Releasing contracted muscles, tendons, and fascia
- Mobilizing joints
- Improving circulation
- Improving respiratory capacity
- Improving coordination
- Reducing rigidity
- Improving balance
No matter what type of exercise is prescribed to remedy a patient’s specific condition, the final goal of rehabilitation is to acquire a maximum level of physical fitness, without the use of more invasive methods. Therapeutic exercise can be performed at home, and gives you the power to improve your quality of life.