Rehabilitative exercise helps you recover after an injury, illness, or surgery. Rylan Holub, DC, at Elite Family Chiropractic in Spring, Texas, combines targeted exercises and chiropractic adjustments to effectively enhance flexibility and strength. If you have musculoskeletal discomfort, call Elite Family Chiropractic or schedule a consultation online today.

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What is rehabilitative exercise?

Rehabilitative exercise is similar to physical therapy, helping you regain musculoskeletal function after an injury, illness, or surgery. It focuses on exercises that strengthen your body to aid recovery.

When you sustain an injury, you feel pain that ensures you attend to and protect the damaged tissues. Unfortunately, while resting the area is usually an important aspect of the healing process, it also limits usage.

Over time, lack of use leads to weakness and diminished mobility. Rehabilitative exercises aim to address these problems and reduce pain and swelling in the affected area.

What benefits does rehabilitative exercise offer me?

Rehabilitative exercise has numerous benefits, particularly in combination with other noninvasive treatments like chiropractic care. It can help to:

  • Decrease pain
  • Improve flexibility
  • Enhance joint mobility
  • Increase strength

No matter why you require rehabilitative exercise, the main aim is getting you back to your usual activities.

What conditions can rehabilitative exercise treat?

Rehabilitative exercise can support the recovery from and management of many musculoskeletal disorders and symptoms, including the following:

  • Fibromyalgia
  • Arthritis
  • Ligament sprains
  • Tendon injuries
  • Muscle strains
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Joint dislocations
  • Fractures

Most workplace and sports injuries benefit from rehabilitative exercise to regain lost muscle and connective tissue strength. You’ll achieve good results from rehabilitative exercise by working with experts like the Elite Family Chiropractic team and putting in the required effort.

What will my rehabilitative exercise plan involve?

Rehabilitative exercise isn’t a quick fix for weakened tissues. It helps speed up recovery by stimulating your body’s strength and flexibility, which increase daily. Methods Elite Family Chiropractic might use in your rehabilitative exercise program include the following:

  • Stretching
  • Pelvic tilts
  • Pendulum exercises
  • Hamstring curls
  • Adductor squeezes
  • Step-ups
  • Weight training

Gradually, your therapist builds up repetitions of these and other rehabilitative exercises until you regain your strength. You’ll likely visit Elite Family Chiropractic several times a week initially, depending on your problem, its severity, and other factors like your age and general health.

You should notice some improvement in strength and flexibility within a few weeks of starting a rehabilitative exercise program. However, the full benefits might not be apparent for a month or two.

Call Elite Family Chiropractic to learn how you could benefit from rehabilitative exercise, or book an appointment online today.