Many spinal and extremity conditions are caused by or made worse by muscle imbalance. Muscle imbalance is caused by certain muscle groups being too tight or too weak. This can be a result of injury, disuse, being deconditioned, poor workstation set-up and/or poor posture over time, other accumulative injuries, and over development of one or more muscle groups relative to other muscle groups.
Muscle imbalance over time can negatively affect how a person’s nervous system functions. This will result in loss of control over balance and coordination. Treatment must be comprehensive to include exercises to correct not only the muscle imbalance but to improve the nervous system function as well.
Muscles do not work in isolation. The human body is complex but is designed to function harmoniously together. In, order for us, to perform an activity, many muscle groups must help by either starting, assisting with, slowing or stopping the movement. If one muscle group gets injured, the other muscle groups will be negatively affected. Treatment must include exercises that strengthen all affected muscle groups. This includes exercises that emphasize complex, whole-body movements.
All patients receiving physical rehabilitation services in this office are evaluated first and individual treatment plans are then designed with these principles in mind. As a result, of the patients going through their individual physical rehabilitation programs, patients will be able to excel in their performance of daily activities and feel much more confident in doing so.
The strength and functionality gained from physical rehabilitation programs designed with these principles transfers to real life activities better than traditional physical therapy rehabilitation.