Here at Peak Balance Family Wellness, we do not chase pain. It is important to understand that often times where the pain presents is not the area that needs to be treated. The pain may be due to that area compensating and being over-worked from another area not pulling its weight. Our functional rehabilitation program includes strength, flexibility and agility training as well as training focused on coordination of body parts and motion to prepare the individual to return to full participation.
Although you may seem healthy and fit on the outside you could be setting yourself up for injury.As a baby develops they go through a certain sequence of coordinated movements called developmental movements. The movements are rolling, crawling, kneeling, and standing. Healthy babies have very mobile joints and muscle tissue however, they lack stability. We gain stability as we develop coordination and strength. As we grow older we stop performing daily activities that reinforce the movements that we learned when we were babies. (Think having to sit in a chair for 5-8 hours while you are at school or work.) When we lose this stability our body responds with stiffness and with stiffness comes pain.
So how do we solve this? Isn’t this what an adjustment is for, to fix my pain?
At Peak Balance Family Wellness we believe that there are three pieces to the puzzle to get you living a pain free functional lifestyle; Segment, Posture, and Movement.
This goes over the assessment of the spine and other areas of the body. This is the adjustment portion of the visit as well as passive therapies to decrease pain.
Posture plays a significant role when dealing with the spine. Poor posture will contribute to misalignment, stiffness, and muscle imbalances. You will likely find these past 2 puzzle pieces at any chiropractic office you go to but the next puzzle piece is what truly sets Peak Balance Family Wellness apart from the rest of them.
Learning how to move your body properly for everyday movements to reinforce the segment and posture. However, before we teach you proper body mechanics we must first learn where your dysfunction is coming from. Although you may be having pain in your knee the dysfunction could be coming from your hips. This is why we perform a FREE movement assessment. We break up the movement assessment into three categories; Neck and shoulders, Back and core, and hips, knees, and ankles. While performing the movement assessment our Exercise Specialist will look for ways your body will cheat to try to hide the dysfunction. After completing the movement screening our team will talk go over the movement assessment score with you and decide which Movewell University protocol will be best to get your body moving functionally again.
This comprehensive and consistent approach works to retrain muscles, restore joint function, and prevent recurring injuries and doctor visits. Additionally, we will equip our patients with innovative techniques for maintaining proper posture, improving lifting mechanics or workouts, and determining “Do’s and Don’ts” related to certain jobs or daily activities. The effectiveness of this treatment protocol depends on the patient’s commitment to their therapeutic exercises and following the doctor’s recommendations. Improving the patient’s function, as opposed to simply managing the symptoms, can have a significant impact on injury reduction. Chiropractic adjustments make people feel better, but appropriate rehabilitation is essential for long- term positive outcomes.