Corrective Exercises: Better Fitness For a Healthier Spine
If you’re considering seeing a chiropractor for an injury, medical condition, or other causes of physical pain, you may be expecting adjustments, decompressions, and musculoskeletal manipulations, and other interventions to be used to treat your condition.
Here at A Healthy Back in Fayetteville, NC, our leading practitioner Dr. Robert Twaddell provides all of these chiropractic services and more. However, there is much more to having a healthy back than regular chiropractic treatment. Your chiropractor can help you learn how to promote your optimal spine health through nutrition, good posture, a healthy lifestyle, and through Corrective Exercises.
What Are Corrective Exercises?
In terms of promoting a healthy spine, corrective exercises are exercises that you can do, either on your own or with the help of a chiropractor or physical therapist, which promotes good posture and the muscular and connective tissue strength to hold your spine in its optimal position.
Your spine and the rest of your skeleton as well is held in place and maintains its proper, optimal and healthy position by the dynamic tension provided by your muscles, tendons, cartilage, and other supporting tissues. In the course of our everyday lives we can build up tension points, and key support muscles can become weak through lack of use.
Over time, these changes can cause our spines and other skeletal structures to be held in positions that promote poor musculoskeletal health. This can cause damage to cartilage, inhibit good circulation, and damage bone structures. At some point in everyone’s life, skeletal conditions will develop than can be improved through corrective exercises.
Corrective exercises work by strengthening muscles that have been neglected and by loosening up chronic tensions in other parts of the body.
What Are Some Common Corrective Exercises?
While many corrective exercises have to be created by looking at the specific patient and injury, others are more common and can be used by almost anyone. These include;
- Lunges- to build gluteus strength and support the spine while walking
- Lying rotations- to strengthen the rotational muscles of the spine for better posture during activities
- Hip flexor stretches- release tension from extended periods of sitting
The list is quite long. Your chiropractor can help you learn the exercises that are best for you.
Dr. Robert Twaddell - Fayetteville NC - Corrective Exercises
Dr. Twaddell has been practicing the art and science of chiropractic medicine for over 23 years. Dr. Robert Twaddell and the professional staff will work with you to locate and identify muscles that can be strengthened to improve spinal health. Also, areas of tension can be relieved to reduce pain and promote flexibility.
To learn more, and to schedule, your low-cost consultation, call or find us online today. Our knowledgeable staff is standing by to answer your questions.