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Therapeutic activities

Several injuries and conditions can cause difficulties in living your daily life. Simple tasks, such as picking up objects, getting dressed or walking, can become much more difficult. If you’re suffering from a condition that limits you in these ways, you may need to see a chiropractor for treatment. Chiropractors specialize in many noninvasive treatment methods that can help improve the quality of your life. By guiding you through therapeutic activities, chiropractors can help you regain the ability to perform normal tasks and live a more independent life.

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: 
  • Bending
  • Lifting
  • Throwing
  • Catching
  • Pushing
  • Carrying
  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.

Visit Florida Spine and Joint for
therapeutic activities

Our Doctors of Chiropractic at Florida Spine and Joint understand how to treat a variety of conditions with therapeutic exercise. If you or someone you know is suffering from an injury or condition limiting the ability to live a quality life, contact us today. One of our team members can talk to you about your treatment options and help you schedule an appointment.