Corrective Exercises for Good Health IN Lexington KY

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When you are recovering from an illness or injury or are dealing with chronic pain, spinal adjustments and alignments can help reduce your discomfort. At Pelphrey Chiropractic in Lexington KY, we want to address the root cause of your pain and not just the symptoms, so we often recommend adding corrective exercise to your treatment plan.

What is Corrective Exercise in Lexington KY?

Corrective exercise involves gentle stretches and motions intended to repair soft tissue, muscles, and joints. You will learn the correct way to do corrective exercise under our supervision, but we often suggest you continue to do them on your own as well. Corrective exercises are often confused with physical therapy but the two are very different. Physical therapy is helpful to regain mobility following an accident or surgery, and often requires you to push yourself to your limit to make progress. A corrective exercise specialist has unique knowledge of the musculoskeletal system and evaluates how your body moves before implementing exercises that will be the most helpful. If you’re thinking about beginning a new fitness regimen, corrective exercises can help ensure you don’t experience pain severe enough to hold you back from working out. The National Institute on Aging stresses the importance of performing four types of exercises, those being endurance, strength, balance, and flexibility. Working with a corrective exercise specialist can maintain and improve your ability to participate in all four varieties.

Why Sticking with a Corrective Exercise Program is Important

As with all chiropractic treatments, corrective exercises won’t have a noticeable impact overnight. When people don’t maintain treatments for the longterm a common reason is that whatever method is being used is not convenient. Corrective exercises are incredibly convenient and can be done wherever and whenever is best for you. Continued practice will also reduce many types of pain, including sciatica, joint pain, and muscle pain. If you’re using corrective exercise to improve your recovery from an injury, consistency will minimize the recurrence of the injury and help to prevent new instances of damage. Since this treatment helps reduce and prevent pain it also helps you to be an active participant in your care and continue to perform activities of daily life. You can also use corrective exercises to improve posture, and good posture is essential for good health.

Benefits of Correct Posture

  • Do you frequently experience pain in your lower back? Poor posture may be to blame. Spending too long in a slouched position puts extra stress on the low back, especially the intervertebral discs, muscles, and ligaments. Practicing good posture can significantly reduce aches and pains in this area.
  • Tension headaches are another symptom of improper posture. When your spine isn’t aligned as it should be the muscles in the back of your neck are held in an unnatural position and tense up. Check in with yourself throughout the day to make sure you’re maintaining good posture.
  • As you continue to hold correct posture you will notice an increase in your energy. When your bones and joints are aligned well it lets your muscles function as they are meant to. Muscles that aren’t working harder than they should be just to perform normal functions will result in less fatigue for you.
  • Everyone’s joints wear down with time, good posture reduces the risk of abnormal wearing of the joint surfaces. Any style of sitting or standing that places weight unevenly on one side will strain your hips. Uneven wearing of your joints will cause more pain that would occur naturally.
  • Another benefit is improved circulation and digestion. When you’re slouched it compresses vital organs which prevents them from working at optimal capacity. You also want to avoid any positions that hinder circulation such as crossing your legs.

Corrective exercises are beneficial for a myriad of reasons. You don’t have to be injured or experiencing pain to use them to your advantage. Corrective exercise can be helpful in preventing movement-related discomfort regardless of your age or athletic ability.

Contact Us

Are you experiencing pain or discomfort while going about your everyday life? Call our office at (859) 296-4889 to schedule an appointment. Our goal for every patient is to reduce your pain and increase your quality of life. We provide a range of services, including electrostimulation, pain management, and stress relief techniques. Our clinic is located in Lexington, KY, and is easily accessible via public transportation. We proudly serve the Lexington, KY area, including the Beaumont and Palomar neighborhoods.

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8:00am - 12:00pm
2:00pm - 6:00pm

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Pelphrey Chiropractic

616 Wellington Way Suite A
Lexington, KY 40503

Call: (859) 296-4889
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