Exercise and Rehabilitation
Exercise is a very important part of achieving optimal health. Our bodies are made to move. We're not made to sit in front of computers for hours a day or do repetitive tasks. These things will cause stress to the body of any individual and can lead to problems even in the most fit person. However, proper exercise can achieve a higher stability in our joints that allows more optimal function when faced with some of the stresses of modern life. The doctors of Dockter • Lutz Chiropractic have specialized training to assist in developing an exercise plan for you. There are many goals to consider. Is the exercise to get back in shape? Is it to take you to a higher lever? Is it rehabilitative or to heal an injury? Is it to prevent a reoccurring problem? The type of goal you have should determine the type and intensity of the exercise you choose.Rehabilitative care is an important part of any recovery process. That is why we will almost always give our patients a plan of action of sometimes simple or sometimes more strenuous exercises to try to achieve the optimal recovery in the shortest amount of time. The exercises may range from at home stretching to resistance training. Often, the approach will be gradual, as starting too early in a recovery process can at times set you back further. Things like age, health issues and past exercise experience must be taken into account. The doctor will design a specific plan for your needs.
If exercising on your own, it is critically important, when beginning an exercise program, that you start slowly and with lighter weights. Don't get ahead of yourself. By slowly concentrating on good form, you will maximize the resistance you place on the specific muscle group being exercised. This will also allow for maximum increase in strength and muscle tone. Start by using lighter weights with higher repetitions. As the days and weeks pass, you can slowly increase the weights to increase the resistance utilized.