Research has proven that in addition to having regular chiropractic adjustments, it is crucial to maintain healthy exercise throughout the body. When therapeutic exercises are combined with chiropractic treatment, the body can experience a faster recovery time when dealing with pain or injury. Corrective exercises are essential to helping the body recover from injury and build core strength. What are corrective exercises? Corrective exercises are stretches and movements that help to strengthen key muscle groups for rehabilitation. These exercises are also helpful for rebuilding the connection between the mind and the body and re-coordinating muscle groups. Why are corrective exercises important to chiropractic treatment? The use of corrective exercises are very useful when helping the body to re-learn proper posture, balance, and function. They are also very effective when treating neck or back pain. Corrective exercises can have many benefits. If a muscle has been injured because of poor posture, skeletal misalignment, or injury, the human body will often freeze or prevent that injured muscle from being used so it will not cause further pain. A chiropractor will help with un-freezing that muscle through proper treatment and chiropractic adjustments. They also may suggest the use corrective exercises to help rebuild the use of that muscle over time. The main purpose of corrective exercise is to strengthen the weak areas of the body. Thus, corrective exercises work much like yoga or physical therapy. They will help you improve blood flow, flexibility, muscular strength, and prevent future injuries. Shortened or unused muscles are more susceptible to injury when used or stressed. When you are in a program that helps to work out your body and stretch your muscles, your body can then develop health mobility and flexibility. How do I know if I need corrective exercises? Once you have completed your initial consultation or you have seen your chiropractor, a medical professional should be the one to suggest the use corrective exercises. Corrective exercises are healing and helpful for those who may suffer from: Bulging discs Pinched nerves Back pain Lower back pain Neck pain Shoulder pain Chronic pain Torn muscles Pregnancy pain What kind of exercises should I expect? There are many kinds of exercises that are available to patients that are undergoing chiropractic treatment. A chiropractor will typically customize the exercises for the type of pain and injury that you may be experiencing. For example, if you are experiencing lower back pain, a chiropractor may assign some corrective exercises that may including bending over or promoting flexibility of the lower back and pelvis. Corrective exercises for pregnant women Corrective exercises can also help moms who may be suffering from lower back pain due to the weight of carrying their baby. By giving you stretches and positions, stretches and corrective exercises can help you feel stronger throughout your pregnancy and strengthen the areas of your body that are commonly tight from carrying a baby. Tulsa family chiropractor Dr. Curtis Smith has been a Tulsa Chiropractor for over 30 years. He is well trained and understands the importance of combining chiropractic treatment with corrective exercises that will build your body strength. When you come for a visit, Dr. Curtis will help to evaluate your body and your needs. In addition to Chiropractic Adjustments, Dr. Curtis may suggest an affordable variety of treatments and give you recommended corrective exercises to accompany your recovery. To schedule an appointment or treatment, please call 918-836-6454 or fill out the form below to be contacted for a free initial appointment and consultation. You do not have permission to view this form.