ChiroStrength Corrective Exercises
The use of corrective exercises with patients accomplishes two things. First, the patients are empowered with knowledge and a game plan to know they have some control of their health. Second, when performed as prescribed, it allows Dr. Dunaway to progress that patient much quicker, which means less time and money spent under direct care. As they transition out of care, these corrective exercise and stretches can become a staple in the movement diet they develop in order to maintain the corrections made in the clinic. Most corrective exercises can be progressed or regressed for every patient, regardless of how old, bad, or often their pain is. This is critical, as it ensures every patient starts at THEIR current level of movement capacity, and allows that patient to progress safely into more and more activity.
Movement capacity is a statement used to describe how much and well you move. Meaning, not just how flexible you are, but how much controlled flexibility you have. As children, each of us had the capacity to move our shoulders, hips, ankles, backs, and all other joints through a wide array of movements with minimal effort. As we grow older and lose some this capacity, our risk of injury increases in those areas of decreased mobility (It’s safe to say the average adult can’t reach their foot to their face like babies effortlessly do). The corrective exercises will increase your capacity, decrease risk of injury, and allow your exercise of movement diet to be more efficient. Or as Dr. Dunaway likes to say, it’ll allow you age backwards!
Corrective Exercises are performed for 10-20 minutes on the gym floor after your treatment using a combination of body weight, resistance bands, and kettlebells. Modified versions of your routine are then taken out of the office and performed on a daily basis as “homework”.