exercise has been proven to have many general benefits including lowering blood
pressure and heart rate; reducing the risk of heart disease, helping
with weight loss and reducing stress and anxiety.
Rehabilitation exercises can improve all joint, muscle, neck and
back problems and is essential in the recovery from sports injuries.
There is new evidence to suggest that even a seemingly small
injury may take up to a year to fully heal. Any kind of trauma or
injury will inhibit key muscles from working so it is essential to
retrain muscles after any injury.
The process by which a problem develops may have
occurred over many months or years. Rehabilitation Exercise will reverse
this process much faster than it developed, but may take several months
to take full effect.
After a course of rehabilitation exercise, your body will be able to cope more effectively with the demands of daily life.
Research has shown that supervised exercise in a
rehabilitation environment is more effective. At the rehabilitation
gyms attached to the ISIS clinics, trained gym staff work together with
the chiropractors to devise effective exercise programmes for patients
and the gym staff carefully supervise patients while they exercise.
Rehabilitation exercise programmes are tailored to a patient’s particular needs and specific to that patient’s injury.
Without the proper guidance from your
chiropractor, the exercises you are currently doing at your normal gym
may well aggravate or worsen your problem, even though it may not seem
to hurt at the time.
The staff at your gym are unlikely to have the
depth of knowledge and understanding of your individual needs, so you
should always consult your chiropractor prior to commencing any exercise
How Do I Correct My Muscle Imbalance?
After consulting your chiropractor, the gym staff will assess you
individually to determine which particular muscles need training in
order to help correct and prevent future problems.
programme will include core stability exercises and target flexibility,
endurance and co-ordination.
Will Doing These Exercises Alone Stop Me Getting Back Trouble?
Suitable exercises are an adjunct to your chiropractic care. They will
strengthen your spine and improve your ability to cope with daily
demands, but periodic chiropractic care (maintenance care) is often
necessary to ensure you remain in optimum health.