Therapeutic Exercise is a well respected and accepted treatment option utilized by the medical community for a variety of injuries, such as: Auto accidents, sports injuries, work injures, wear & tear injuries, etc.
Therapeutic Exercise addresses many conditions such as: Low-back pain, neck pain, arthritis, fractures, rotator cuff injuries, carpal tunnel, strains & sprains, whiplash, etc.
Therapeutic Exercise addresses the above injuries and conditions by having a licensed Chiropractor perform a thorough evaluation of the patient’s ROM (range of motion), strength, muscle performance, posture, functional ability (work, home…), coordination, balance, etc. The Chiropractor will then construct a specific treatment plan to address these areas of deficit.
Therapeutic Exercise utilizes modalities such as cold laser, cryotherapy (ice), moist heat, electrical muscle stimulation, TENS (Transcutaneous Muscle Stimulation), and topical analgesics (to name a few). Chiropractors also may utilize soft tissue mobilization, posture training, ergonomics training, and biomechanics training, but the CORE of Therapeutic Exercise is clearly based around EXERCISE.
The goal of Therapeutic Exercise is to help the individual restore, maintain, and promote overall fitness and health, and regain full function in the community or workplace.
In Short: Therapeutic Exercise primarily addresses the MUSCLES and the individual’s general FUNCTION.