Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation Program
At In Line Chiropractic, an integrated component of the treatment plan includes education about a comprehensive stretching and strengthening program, ice/heat protocol with acute and chronic injuries, and injury prevention.
The goals of the Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation Program are to facilitate restoration of the patient’s prior role and task performance.
There are many components that comprise a well rounded comprehensive rehabilitation program. From initial management to final recovery, a treatment program must be flexible to adjust to the needs of each individual patient.
Using prevention strategies in your everyday life is an important way to help prevent injuries before they occur. Injury prevention includes everything from proper seat positioning at work to stretching before performing strenuous activities. At In Line Chiropractic, you will learn practical techniques about how to save yourself from common injuries.
Why stretch? Stretching is useful for both injury prevention and injury treatment. If done properly, stretching increases flexibility and this directly translates into reduced risk of injury. The reason for this is that a muscle/tendon group with a greater range of motion passively, will be less likely to experience tears when used actively. Stretching is also thought to improve recovery. No stretching routine should be painful.
Strengthening Core: Building strong muscles is an important way to provide joint stability. Strengthening exercises are also important after sustaining injuries that require resting the affected limb. There are many ways to strengthen muscles and you will be taught the appropriate techniques best suited for your stage of recovery.
Dr. Shanna Bissonette, DC, is a chiropractor in Mammoth Lakes and has a satellite office in Bishop. She treats patients with acute and chronic pain presentations, headaches, neck and lower back pain regularly. Her healthcare approach is to focus on the musculoskeletal and nervous system and the effects of these disorders on general health.