At Morris Chiropractic, the focus of our chiropractic medicine is primarily on the alignment of the spine and the overall health of the musculoskeletal system. The goal of this focus is to promote optimal circulation, minimal negative impact on the bones, muscle, and connective tissues, and to give the body the maximum opportunity to do what it does best, to heal. There are several ways we can achieve this, including spinal adjustments and therapeutic massage. But another powerful set of tools at our disposal is chiropractic exercise.
What are Chiropractic Exercises?
Chiropractic exercise can be thought of as similar to physical therapy in terms of developing better strength and flexibility for better overall functionality. But chiropractic exercises are not limited to those who have suffered an injury or illness and wish to recover. Chiropractic exercise is something that anyone can benefit from. These exercises are designed to develop strength and flexibility to help you to maintain better posture, reduce the impact of workouts, physical activity, and simple everyday tasks.
Chiropractic exercises can be done to reduce pain from repetitive strain, improve athletic performance, promote better overall wellness, and in some cases, it can reduce the risk of future injuries and discomfort. Some examples of chiropractic exercise include, but are not limited to:
- The Child’s Pose: This exercise is done to stretch the spine for better comfort and flexibility. It is great for relaxing after physical activity and can help those who must sit at a desk for many hours a day.
- Lumbar Rotation: Similar to the child’s pose, this can be done more quickly, though care should always be used to avoid injury, and it is a good way to loosen up after warming up for a workout.
- Pelvic Tilt: This is done by lying on your back, engaging the abdominal muscles, and lifting the pelvis toward the ceiling. It is easy to do and is great for spinal alignment.
- Cobra Pose: A well-known Yoga pose, the cobra involves lying face down and raising the shoulders with the use of the arms. It is one that takes getting used to and should be built up to full flexion slowly over time.
These are just a few of the exercises that our chiropractor at Morris Chiropractic in Mission Viejo, CA, can guide you through. You can learn most chiropractic exercises with the help of a professional and do them at home or the gym when you have mastered performing them safely. Are you ready to give chiropractic exercises a try? Call us today at 949-855-6213 to get started.