So you have suffered an accident or injury, and are now in the process of healing. While you’re seeing results, it seems like you’ve been trying to recover for forever, and are frustrated by the pace. You just want to get back to everyday life as you know it.
Or perhaps you’ve just suffered your injury recently, and are anxious to get back in shape as soon as possible. Maybe you can’t afford to miss any more work than you have to, or are desperate to get back on the playing field or go on a trip you were really looking forward to.
Potentially, you may need corrective exercise not for a current injury, but for a past injury that has healed wrong or for a congenital condition that needs compensating for. Whatever the case, you’ll find help here.
What Are Corrective Exercises?
A corrective exercise is one that helps to compensate for a condition. In some cases, this is because you have an injury that is changing the way you run, walk, work, lift weights or otherwise move.
If you have identified an imbalance in your body, a weak area, poor form, a secondary condition stemming from an injury or any other faulty facet of your health, a corrective exercise can help you work around it. This helps you strengthen the area and improve recovery time overall.
How Do Corrective Exercises Improve Recovery Time?
One of the most common factors in long recovery time is the time it takes to undo improper healing. Corrective exercises can help prevent that by ensuring you heal properly along the way, and therefore cut down the amount of time it takes you to get back to you.
What Are the Most Common Corrective Exercises?
The most common exercises are stretches and repetitive movements that involve various physical therapy tools. Common corrective exercises include:
- Golf ball rolling
- Foam rolling
- Baseball rolling
- Balance training
- Lying or standing rotations
- Joint stretches
- Arm raises
Your chiropractor will help you target the correct part of your body with the correct exercise to achieve maximum healing, mobility and wellness.
How Can a Corrective Specialist Help?
Here at Advanced Sports Medicine & Physical Therapy, we are unique in our focus on rapid healing for those who have suffered accidents in cars, at work or on the playing field. If you are already going through physical rehabilitation, or are about to start, you will see much greater results with the addition of corrective exercises and an expert to oversee them.
Ideally, you would avoid pain and illness in the first place, but when you cannot, Advanced Sports Medicine & Physical Therapy can help you with safe, effective and natural corrective exercises that help you heal and prevent relapses in future.
Ready to make an appointment? Just give us a call at (973) 616-4555 or request an appointment through our website today. We look forward to seeing you soon, and putting you on the path to greater wellness than you could have imagined.