Active Rehabilitation from Your Altamonte Chiropractor
When moving around is difficult or painful, sometimes the most effective treatment is moving around. As helpful as passive treatment methods may be, they can be even more effective when paired with a comprehensive, individualized active rehabilitation plan. Here at Beyond Medical, any Altamonte chiropractor on our team can prescribe this form of care to help you recover your strength, address muscle imbalances, and improve your range of motion.
Strength Training, Stretches, and Corrective Exercise Strategies
What exactly is active rehabilitation? The term is used to differentiate it from more passive healing modalities, in which the treatments are administered to you, without any physical efforts on your part. Active rehabilitation involves the flexing of your muscles and joints, training or re-training them to function normally and with less pain. Strength training usually plays a key role in active rehabilitation. In addition to corrective exercise techniques that improve strength in your extremities, we may recommend core training exercises to strengthen the major muscle groups that maintain spinal, pelvic, and abdominal support. If musculoskeletal misalignment or other conditions have caused weakness or atrophy on one side of your body, exercises that equalize those muscle imbalances can help you maintain a more symmetrical posture.
Stretches may also prove important for your active rehabilitation regimen. Static stretches, in which you make specific motions to loosen and lengthen tissues, can help you overcome chronic, painful muscle tightness and stiffness.
Part of Your Holistic Healing Plan at Beyond Medical
Beyond Medical takes a holistic approach to treatment, whether you're recuperating from surgery, rehabilitating a sports injury, or coming back from a debilitating illness. Your personalized healing plan may include not just active rehabilitation, but also chiropractic adjustment, massage therapy, laser therapy, and suggested lifestyle changes. Active rehabilitation can greatly enhance the effectiveness of these other modalities, and vice versa. For instance, seniors suffering from low back pain may find that strength training and flexibility exercises reduce their pain while also helping them preserve the corrective benefits they've received from their chiropractic adjustments. Your active rehabilitation program will be customized to meet your specific needs, challenges, and goals.