Exercise therapy in the Fox Chapel and greater Pittsburgh area
What is it?
Exercise therapy is a broad term and is encompassed in many of the other therapies offered at Tauberg Chiropractic & Rehabilitation. Retraining injured or weak muscle systems is often key in getting people out of pain and back to the things they love. While it is possible to get people out of pain using passive therapies such as the chiropractic manipulation, heat application, or soft tissue work exercise is what keeps people from getting re-injured and often helps to get patients better faster.
How does it work?
You have almost certainly heard Newtons first law of motion in which something at rest stays at rest and something in motion stays in motion unless acted on by an outside force. While this law is not talking about the human body and exercise there are striking parallels between that law and how the body works. When an injury happens there are two different ways to handle it. You can either rest the injured area or you can get the area back to moving as soon as possible. The former used to be the standard of care and the latter is what recent evidence is pointing towards being more effective for the majority of conditions. Restoring the movement of the body as soon as possible after an injury helps get the injured area back to its normal movement faster than resting the area. So one way exercise therapy works is to get the body moving again.