Why You Shouldn't Skip Rehabilitation Exercise

If you're an athlete in any kind of sport, you know the importance of staying in shape and keeping your muscles toned. The same is true after you undergo surgery or suffer an injury; keeping your body at its best helps you to heal faster. No matter what you’re dealing with, rehabilitative exercise can help.

At Pinnacle Health Chiropractic, our team helps you improve your game or recover from surgery with a variety of different treatments. Dr. Jason Ablett is our amazing chiropractor who helps you figure out the best rehabilitative exercise routine to keep you in the best shape possible.

What is rehabilitative exercise?

Rehabilitative exercise is a form of treatment that helps with a variety of conditions. The purpose of this treatment is to improve your pain and stimulate healing of your body. You might think of rehabilitation as being needed after surgery or an injury, which is true — but there are other conditions it can help, including:

Rehabilitative exercise helps to ease the pain and discomfort of these conditions by strengthening your body. It also helps your muscles and ligaments to become more flexible, which helps to ease the discomfort that unused muscles can cause.

One of the major benefits of a rehabilitative exercise program is increased mobility in your joints. Many of the conditions listed above are the result of not only stiff muscles, but joint problems. Improving the mobility in your joints helps decrease pain, along with increasing your overall physical health.

How it can help you

If you’ve suffered some kind of injury or recently had surgery, you’ll want to get back on your feet as soon as possible, right? This is where rehabilitative exercise comes in. The goal of this form of treatment is to rebuild your strength and flexibility to improve your overall mobility.

Recovery from an injury or surgery can take months; but with a rehabilitative exercise program, you could potentially speed up your recovery. So how does it do this? This treatment doesn’t only involve exercise — it also involves other therapies paired with exercise, such as:

All of these therapies help to not only improve your pain, but also help to get your body back on track with strength and mobility. You’ll get this treatment several times a week to help you rebuild muscle and improve your overall health while you recover.

Reasons you should keep up with it

Rehabilitative exercise isn’t just something you can do for a few weeks and then give up. Over the weeks and months that you work with Dr. Ablett, you’re building up your strength, along with your flexibility. That isn’t something you want to let fall to the wayside after you’ve worked so hard.

Once you’ve found a routine that cuts down on your pain, you’ll want to keep at it. Dr. Ablett gives you exercises you can perform at home to ease your discomfort. You’ll want to continue these exercises for as long as he suggests, and then on an as-needed basis for comfort.

Although exercise therapy isn’t always comfortable, it shouldn’t be overly painful. You may feel a little sore afterward, but don’t worry, that’s completely normal. It also may become tough at times; however, you’ll be thankful that you did it when you have significantly less pain and can perform your daily activities without a problem.

If you’re in need of rehabilitative exercise, book an appointment online with Dr. Ablett, or you can call Pinnacle Health Chiropractic today.

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