At Mt. Hood Chiropractic we believe that exercise is a vital component to everyone’s health. That being said, our first priority when a patient comes to us is pain control. To that end we utilize modalities such as chiropractic manipulation, electrical muscle stimulation, and different nutritional supplements.
It should be understood from the outset that movement is paramount to overcoming pain, and that it is often necessary to use graded exposure to certain movements or exercises to get you back into the game of life. By “graded exposure” we mean pushing you slightly beyond what you think you can do in order to prove that you can, in fact, do it.
Exercises usually consist of well known exercises that will re-engage your core, protect you back and neck, and generally will require very little specialized equipment so you can practice at home between treatment sessions. These exercises aren’t used in a cookie cutter way, we will work with you to determine your tolerance to different movements, but we also make a concerted effort to stick to the exercises that have shown to be of the most benefit in rehab settings. At the end of the day, we believe that the most important thing we can do is give you the tools to help you heal yourself. That’s what all of our therapeutic exercises are designed to do.
Want to work out with our personal trainer one on one? Schedule a session and we will tailor a workout plan specifically for you based on your goals. We will be there every step of the way to provide the guidance and inspiration to reach your fitness goals.
Once you have finished your treatment plan and are feeling great, what’s the first thing you want to do? For a lot of people they want to continue on the path of health and wellness and they do this by joining the local gym and taking the fitness classes that they offer. Too many times we see our patients get hurt and end up back in our office to treat the new injury that was caused when they just weren’t quite ready for the intensity of the classes.
This is where our fitness classes come in. They are specifically designed to be the stepping stone between your treatment plan and large group fitness classes. They are designed to further increase the activation and strength of your core, as well as increase the endurance of muscles that may have weakened while you were previously injured.