Physical Synergy offers a range of physical activities to help restore patient’s physical strength, endurance, flexibility, balance, and stability. The doctors will often have the patient work with one of our educated trainers on our rehabilitation floor before or after receiving chiropractic treatment. This helps to educate our patients on proper movement patterns that are essential for pain relief and injury prevention. Specific exercises are incorporated into each patient’s unique treatment plan and are encouraged to be performed both in and out of the office.
Therapeutic exercise programs may include:
- Strengthening exercises are any activity that makes your muscles work harder than normal. These activities involve using your body weight or working against a resistance.
- Endurance exercises, also called aerobic exercise, which increases your breathing and heart rate to keep your heart, lungs, and circulatory system healthy allowing for improvements in overall fitness.
- Flexibility exercises lengthen the muscles allowing for an increase of range of motion and improved joint movement.
- Balance & coordination exercises are used to improve the ability to control and stabilize your body, which will help prevent falls and improve proprioception (the ability to know where you are in space).
- Functional movement assessment trains your muscles to work together and allow for daily tasks to be performed safely and efficiently by using various muscles in both the upper and lower body at the same time, along with an emphasis on core stability.
Neuromuscular Reeducation Therapy
The American Medical Association defines neuromuscular reeducation as the use of therapeutic exercise techniques to improve impaired movement, balance, coordination, kinesthetic sense, and proprioception (sense of one’s location in space). Two key approaches for neuromuscular reeducation therapy are proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF) and muscle energy techniques (MET). Both of these approaches help to incorporate the brain and nervous system into muscular rehab, which allows for more efficient communication and function throughout the body as a whole.