"A tree that is unbending is easily broken."
~ Lao Tzu
A corrective exercise is a movement or exercise chosen to correct a specific dysfunction. Every patient's concern is unique and so are the exercises that will address those particular concerns. We teach our patients special "blueprint" exercises to help strengthen the affected muscles or areas. This is necessary to enhance the effectiveness of the spinal correction and hence more likely to shorten the treatment period.
Corrective exercises are often designed to accomplish the following:
Regenerate and release the fascia, muscles and tendons,
Realign and increase blood flow and range of movement to structures, and
Strengthen the muscles and challenge the nervous system.
Some examples of corrective exercises:
Self-massage techniques using tennis ball, golf ball, and foam rollers.
Stretching techniques: active, passive and dynamic
These corrective exercises can be easily performed in the comfort of their own home and they are usually simple and effective. Buying equipment are usually not necessary.