Corrective or Rehabilitative exercises are utilized to fix movement compensations and imbalances in order to decrease pain. Our goal is to help return our Oklahoma City and Edmond patients to their active lifestyle with improved movement quality and muscle strength.
At Helix Spine & Sport you will receive some form of rehab exercises. We utilize functional movements to complement hands-on chiropractic care. This assists in the permanence of tissue and neurologic adaptation.
In order to find these compensations and imbalances, we use a Functional Movement Screen or a Selective Functional Movement Assessment depending on presentation and patient history.
The SFMA is our clinical assessment for those who experience pain. It is a movement-based diagnostic system that systematically finds the cause of pain - not just the source - by logically breaking down dysfunctional movement patterns in a structured, repeatable assessment.
Look at it this way. When you head to the hospital for shooting arm pain, the immediate course of action is to check your heart, not your arm. The symptoms down your arm are just a result of a problem elsewhere in the body. Similarly, the SFMA focuses on underlying dysfunctional movement to find the cause of pain, not just the source. This concept is better known as regional interdependence - how seemingly unrelated problems are actually driving the dysfunction.
The Functional Movement Screen is essentially a preventative method used to screen for any potential problems that may cause future injury.
FMS can be compared to a doctor checking your blood pressure at a routine check-up. When you go to your doctor and he takes your blood pressure, it’s not because you already have cardiac issues, but rather to identify something that could be a problem.
FMS is used in the same way by screening your movement patterns in order to identify any possible movement dysfunctions that could lead to problems in the future. If your Oklahoma City Chiropractor notices something is off with your movement, he or she can treat it beforehand before it leads to a torn Achilles or ITB Syndrome.
When FMS is used to locate significant movement deficits, there are many benefits that result from prescribed corrective exercises, including
• Injury Prevention
• Movement Pattern Restoration
• Strength and Conditioning
• Improved Balance