What are therapeutic activities?
A therapeutic activity is a procedure in which a chiropractor guides you through specific motions, movements and activities designed to help address a specific area of challenge. Therapeutic exercises are progressive in their development. You start off slow and easy the first couple of sessions and, by the end, you should reach your recovery goals.
Some examples of therapeutic activities include:
Therapeutic activities are often used alongside therapeutic exercises, which aim to help improve general strength, balance and coordination, rather than focusing on specific activities. Everyone has different needs, so therapeutic activities are always customized to the individual. Your chiropractor will examine your condition and determine what kinds of activities will be best to include in your treatment.
Who needs therapeutic activities?
Anyone suffering from an injury or condition limiting strength and mobility can benefit from therapeutic activities. For example, people who have had a stroke often have difficulties controlling certain motor functions. Therapeutic activity can teach them how to recover this control, so they can regain some of their independence.Physicians often refer patients to chiropractors for therapeutic activity treatment. You are also always welcome to contact a chiropractor on your own if you feel you can benefit from therapeutic activity.