A simple plan to reduce pain, recover normal movement and increase strength.
Adjustments are skilled, quick, comfortable stretches to the involved joints. This technique increases movement in the stiff joints and reduces muscle spasm. This in turn reduces pain.
e.g. massage, fascial release, trigger point therapy, stretching are used to loosen tightened and shortened muscles, thus reducing pain and increasing movement.
Acupuncture needles are used to help relieve pain and reduce muscle spasm.
Performing specific exercises to increase strength and flexibility is very important to minimise future problems.
Your Chiropractor will give you advice on day to day activities to minimise future problems.
Orthotics are heat moulded insoles, which are used to manage foot and ankle problems. They can also help with knee, hip and low back problems in many people.
Once the pain has settled down and you can move more freely, I recommend my patients to undertake a rehabilitation exercise programme. This is especially important for those with long-term or recurring pain.
This will help strengthen and stabilise the injured area and help prevent future reoccurrences. Research has shown that a combination of ‘hands-on’ treatment and rehabilitative exercises give the best long-term results.
As a Chiropractor, I prescribe home exercises to perform as part of my treatment. However, to get the best results I advise one-to-one rehabilitation programmes to maximise the benefit for my patients.
I work with several exercise professionals in the local area. I recommend: