Guide To Exercise Rehabilitation and Stretching

When it comes to getting injured, the lack of mobility, and the inability to get back out on the field or court can be quite frustrating. While grinding through the pain during practice is one option that has been espoused by some die-hard individuals of the sport, doing this can lead to long term injuries down the road. Instead, you shouldn't rush recovery and should instead take your time to get your injured ligament back into peak working condition. In this guide, we'll go over somethings that you can expect as you go through exercise rehabilitation. At Idaho Chiropractic Group in Boise, ID, we strive to get you back in the field and up on your feet!


Understanding the Extent Of Your Injury

The first thing our chiropractor will go over with you is the extent of your injury. This will include how badly injured you were before you decided to take medical action and how long you can expect your recovery time to take. The chiropractor will conduct several mobility tests to determine your particular threshold against a stimulus that is designed to work your muscle patterns.  For example, if you are being examined for a rotator cuff injury, then our chiropractor will do some rotator cuff stretches to see how flexible your shoulder rotational joint is. If you are barely able to move the joint, then your recovery time will likely take longer than someone who can move the joint but suffers a little bit of pain every time they do. 

Basic Movement Retraining

Exercise rehabilitation takes several phases to get you back to moving normally again. The first of the phases includes basic movement retraining. The goals of this part of the rehabilitation process are to eliminate acute inflammation and diminish pain before enhancing range of motion. Upon achieving proper movement without pain, strength can be built to stabilize the joint. 

Basic Strength and Proprioception

Our chiropractor will be looking to restore body alignment without external assistance in the injured joint. Core body strength will also be important here as you learn to re-balance your entire system and obtain homeostasis in the musculoskeletal system. Proprioception is a fancy word that means perception and awareness of the position and movement of the body. How well you can balance after being taken off balance is a measurement of this ability. 

Dynamic Treatment with Idaho Chiropractic Group

If you live in the Boise, ID visit Idaho Chiropractic Group. Here we want to rehabilitate you back to your full potential. We understand that reduced mobility can cause anyone discomfort. Call (208) 343-6900 to schedule an appointment. We look forward to hearing from you.