Corrective Exercises


Chiropractors located in Barrington, IL

Corrective exercises help people who have pain due to injury, overuse patterns, or other types of dysfunction. ChiroFit uses corrective exercise in conjunction with chiropractic to help ease your pain and improve your quality of life. Residents of Barrington, Illinois, can make an appointment at ChiroFit by calling or using the online booking agent.

Corrective Exercises Q & A

What is involved in corrective exercise?

The doctors at ChiroFit assess your function and posture to see how your movement patterns may be contributing to your pain. They develop a sequence of exercises that are appropriate for your fitness level and particular symptoms.

You learn how to execute the exercises and progress or regress them accordingly. The doctors also give you a detailed prescription of when and how often to practice the exercises at home.

How do the doctors assess posture and function?

The doctors use methodologies, such as Selective Functional Movement Assessment and the Functional Movement Screen, to weed out dysfunctional movement patterns. You’re asked to move in multiple ways to see what muscle imbalances or movement patterns may be responsible for your pain.

If I am not in pain, do I need to do corrective exercises?

Pain is usually preceded by dysfunctional movement. Workplace injuries are an extremely common issue. Ailments such as back pain, headaches, neck pain, and shoulder pain happen to people in most careers, from firemen to police officers to office employees. Unlike professional athletes, you don’t get to skip work for nagging aches and pains. Functional movement and overall range of motion are a great way to predict an injury before it ever happens.

Many injuries and chronic pain are sustained due to everyday tasks associated with the job, from lifting heavy objects to long periods of sitting. It’s easy to focus on how injuries affect athletes, but anyone with a full-time job needs to be trained to tolerate these stresses of their career. Sitting at a desk for 50 hours a week can be more stressful on your body than being a full-time athlete.

Corrective exercises help optimize your posture and build movement patterns that discourage injury and pain.

Who is a candidate for corrective exercises?

Many people are candidates for the benefits of corrective exercises. You’re an ideal candidate if you have a job that involves repetitive movement or awkward posturing, such as hunching over a computer. If you’ve recently had surgery or an injury, corrective exercise can also help prevent or correct pain due to overcompensation or altered movement patterns.