Active CareThe doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease – Thomas Edison
What is Active Care?
An active care program is designed and prescribed to meet your specific rehabilitation needs. Proper posture and muscle balance help stabilize the spine, maintain spinal alignment, and prevent premature spinal degeneration. Strengthening the muscles that maintain correct posture, and stretching tight restricted muscles are an important part of spinal care. Increasing core muscle strength and activation is extremely important to help support and protect your lower back.
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Active Care for Mobility and Flexibility
Active Care begins with exercises that promote and restore proper motion to the body. Flexibility stretches and mobility exercises will be prescribed to increase range of motion in restricted areas that may be contributing to the pain from your injury and condition.
Active Care for Stability, Control, and Endurance
Once adequate range of motion has been established, stability exercises will be introduced to begin basic strengthening. Stability based exercise are designed create muscular endurance and control by isolating muscles that stabilize the joints of the body. Creating stability in the joints reduces the risk of re-injury as the body performs more dynamic and complex movements.
Active Care for Strength and Functional Movement
Strengthening muscles through proper movement patterns is the key to fully resolving injuries. Once proper mobility and stability exist, neuromuscular movement patterns must be re-established. This phase will work to create efficiency in the biomechanics of the body, taking the stress and work load off of the painful areas.