Louisville, Crestwood, La Grange Corrective Exercises



Inversion

Inversion therapy involves being upside down or at an inverted angle with the intention of therapeutic benefits. The process of doing so is called inverting. When the body's weight is suspended from the lower body the pull of gravity may decompress the joints of the body below the anchor. Hanging by the feet causes each joint in the body to be loaded in an equal and opposite manner to standing in an identical position of joint alignment. Inversion therapy of this sort is often commercially advertised as a relief for back pain.

Spinal Flexion, Extension, & Lateral Flexion Exercises

Spinal Flexion, Extension, & Lateral Flexion exercises strengthen and stretch the neck and back muscles in the front and back of your body. Performing these exercises each visit in conjunction with your chiropractic visit is beneficial in that it will help you heal faster and maintain improvement longer by increasing spinal mobility and giving more stability to the spine and surrounding muscles.

Resistance Band & Dumb Bell Exercises

One of the most effective tools in a functional training arsenal is resistance bands. Resistance bands provide increased flexibility and can have an incredible impact on your core musculature as well.

The main benefit to using dumbbell exercises in your workout routines is that on top of exercising the main muscles, dumbbell exercises will also require the input from various stabilizing muscles as well. Dumbbell exercises allow complicit muscles to grow in strength together and prevent muscle groups from developing independently and out of sync.

Neuromuscular Re-education

Neuromuscular reeducation is a general term that refers to techniques that attempt to retrain the neuromuscular system to function properly. The basis of this idea is that the formation of certain patterns of communication between muscles and nerves allow people to perform simple everyday acts such as climbing stairs. These normal patterns of movement can be disrupted by injuries or may be impaired in people with certain medical conditions. The general aim is either to re-establish normal patterns of movement in injured people or to create normal patterns of movement in disabled people, by practicing a variety of exercises.

Active & Passive Stretching

Active stretching is also referred to as static-active stretching. An active stretch is one where you assume a position and then hold it there with no assistance other than using the strength of your agonist muscles.

Passive stretching is also referred to as relaxed stretching, and as static-passive stretching. A passive stretch is one where you assume a position and hold it with some other part of your body, or with the assistance of a partner or some other apparatus.