Since each injury is different, your rehabilitation program will be uniquely tailored to your needs. Rehabilitation programs can last anywhere from 6 weeks to 3 months, or occasionally longer depending on your injury and any possible complications that you may experience during the healing process. Since muscle strength is lost at a faster rate with rest and lack of use than it is gained with exercise, consistency is key to improvement.
Back in Balance practitioners use a variety of rehabilitation methods. Dr Alison uses a program called Physitrack. This allows her to prescribe individualised exercise programs that you can access easily from your own home. Physitrack is an app that allows you to download your unique rehabilitation program prescribed by Dr Alison. The app has videos accompanied with explanations on how to complete your rehabilitation exercises. Furthermore Dr Alison can track your progress and you can communicate with her if you are finding the exercises too easy or too hard so that she can adjust them where necessary.
Back in Balance Chiropractic have therabands, massage balls and foam rollers available for purchase to assist your home care and enhance your exercise program.
Rehabilitation therapy is a beneficial addition to manual therapy, such as adjustment and soft tissue, provided by Chiropractors. It is a way you can help further improve your condition at home in-between appointments. If interested in seeing if exercise therapy might suit you, book a long appointment with Dr Alison for an assessment.