What is rehabilitation and Corrective Therapy?
Rehabilitation is the restoration of good health, and the ability to work pain free. It means more than just fixing a problem or getting rid of pain. When you begin rehabilitation/Corrective Therapy, you will be receiving professional care and knowledge that you can take with you to help heal yourself. The body is capable of healing itself; it just needs some direction. Our rehabilitation specialist will give you the tools and guide you through this process in a one-on- one environment using a combination of strengthening, mobilization, balance training, and hands-on work. We use experience and timeless methods supported by modern science, and work closely with our Doctors. Our goal is to not only restore your good health but send you off feeling better and stronger than you were before you needed rehabilitation.
What causes injuries?
There are multiple causes of injury. Some are acute (i.e. broken bones, sprains, concussions, etc.) and others are chronic (ones that just seem to pop up overnight). The thing about injuries is that most (if not all) can be avoided with proper mechanics with movement. Do you ever wonder how something so simple as picking up a pencil or putting on your shoes, which is something we have done for years, can one day send us to the floor in pain? It all comes back to movement.
What is movement? And what is proper movement?
To move is to pass from one place or position to another. Walking, sit-to- stand, stand-to- sit, picking something up, drinking coffee, exercising; these are all forms of movement. What we concern ourselves with here is how efficiently you can do these things and if you are able to accomplish pain-free movement. This is where proper movement comes into play. Movement does not take much thought, but proper movement takes constant thinking, especially if this is not something we were taught as children (which most of us were not). Treat every day and every movement as if you are working out.
We follow a systematic approach:
- Assessment of movement patterns
- Reduce pain in targeted areas
- Increase range of motion
- Strengthen the movement patterns with corrective exercises