Our offices offer a unique approach to exercise and rehabilitation in the chiropractic setting. It has long been assumed that exercise needs to be a part of the rehabilitation that people experience because the areas involved are weak and require strengthening. Many people who are given exercise programs fail to improve and in fact, find their problems are aggravated by the process. Others, feel better while going, only to go back into their normal daily lives and find the problems returned.
Below are some common exercises we use as part of out treatments. Dr. Charschan works to customize the programs for each patient.
The psoas muscle stretch. Dr. C. explains how to do it safely. The psoas muscle is the most powerful muscle in the body and is often involved in chronic back, shoulder and neck problems. Stretching and relaxing this muscle is complicated, but if you understand how to do it properly, you can get a great amount of relief and improved flexibility by improving the way this muscle works. Here, I demonstrate how to do this stretch standing, and I include close up views as well as some graphics of the psoas muscles anatomy so you properly understand what you are
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Side, elbow and basic planks: great exercises to improve posture and activate your core muscles. If you run, or just want to feel better and improve your posture, planks are an excellent exercise you can do to achieve this. Do these prior to a run, improve your upper body stamina for longer runs or just help your core work better. Check these out Please also check out http://www.lifehack.org/292578/7-things-that-will-happen-when-you-start-doing-planks-every-day. This is where we found this exercise. Also visit http://darebee.com/ for some great exercises as well
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Stretching; Good, bad or misunderstood or just unnecessary. A NY Times article explores the ritual. As many of our patients know, I am not a proponent of stretching for adults or older kids as a warm up prior to exercise. For those of us who have good body styles and good body mechanics, we just do not get tight. Unfortunately, many of us are blessed with asymmetrical body styles that make us feel tight, attribute to injuries as we become active. These same traits also fill chiropractors offices with patients to treat (90 percent of our clientele have asymmetry issues
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