So you have gotten your adjustment now what? You may be asking yourself, how do I get my spine to stay well aligned? One of the key parts to accomplishing this is by performing the right stretches and exercises, outside of the office to keep you from having to come in so often. Your Littleton Chiropractor works with each patient creating a personalized care plan, giving you “homework”, while reminding you of the importance of self care to ensure correction and prevent relapse. Dr. Zagiba’s undergraduate degree in Exercise Physiology has given him the knowledge and expertise, to ensure that your rehabilitative exercise program is appropriate and safe for you to perform. Our goal is to ensure that you not only heal from your current health challenge, but also educate you on ways to help prevent them from reoccurring.
Stretching is crucial to restoring proper body mechanics, and long term neuromusculoskeletal health. After dealing with the injured tissue, Dr. Zagiba shows you how to strengthen your postural muscles to help restore the postural curvatures as best as possible, allowing the body to use all of its muscles in the way they are intended, instead of constantly compensating. By improving your biomechanics through improved posture, you will naturally improve strength as well. When a muscle is under constant stretch or overuse from poor biomechanics, it becomes less efficient. By getting the joints and shape of the spine closer to normal, this allows for better muscle recruitment and efficiency. The other main issue to be addressed is what caused or continues to cause these issues. Dr. Zagiba wants to help you come up with solutions to address the things you do or use on a daily basis that may be causing these issues to reoccur.
Stretching is by far one of the best things you can do yourself to maintain and restore physical health. However sometimes due to old injuries, pain, time constraints, or other issues it can be daunting or impossible to do yourself. Our Littleton Massage Therapist, has taken special courses to provide Assisted Stretching. This allows the patient to just focus on relaxing, while allowing the Massage Therapist to do the movement to offer a deeper and easier stretch for the patient.
You may be asking, “why Assisted Stretching? Can’t I do that on my own?” Most of the time the answer to that question is yes, you absolutely can. However, there are some amazing benefits to getting a little assistance. Some muscles are very difficult to stretch on our own due to the position we have to be in to properly work the muscle. By adding an extra set of hands, it allows the body to completely relax while stretching, leading to better results from a deeper and more accurate stretch. By taking extra courses in this matter, Melissa is highly trained in Assisted Stretching to ensure you get the best stretch possible while making sure you are addressing all of your muscle issues and their sources.
Assisted Stretching is also a great option for people who are dealing with certain injuries making them unable to maintain proper stretching position, or it’s too painful and needs help controlling their stretching to prevent re-injury. Other people like the accountability of having an appointment or some just need a boost to get started working on it on their own again, among many other benefits and reasons to do assisted stretching. So if you haven’t tried an Assisted Stretching session before, don’t wait! It can completely change the way you look at stretching.