Exercise Science in Lexington, KY | Elswick Chiropractic & Associates
Exercise science is about helping your body function at its best level possible by understanding what can limit it. There are many factors that can lead to decreased performance and poor health, but there are also many ways to optimize the body’s ability to get healthy and stay well. At Elswick Chiropractic & Associates, we help people of all ages and backgrounds achieve their fitness goals and maximize their physical performance through exercise science and chiropractic care.
Exercising does not have to be difficult, and we want our patients in Lexington, KY, to understand that they can be successful in every stage of life with the correct exercise routine and mindset.
Exercise and Chiropractic Care
When combined, exercise science and chiropractic care offer the most complete approach to health and wellness. A healthy spine is necessary for proper biomechanical function, which can affect physical performance. You should seek chiropractic care before starting any exercise regimen because it can help optimize your body’s ability to function properly while reducing your risk of injury.
Benefits of Exercise
Exercise is a lifestyle choice, so you have to do it regularly for it to be effective. Regular exercise can reduce fatigue and boost energy levels as well as strengthen your mental health by improving moods and countering the effects of depression. Regular exercise can also strengthen your immunity, reduce blood pressure, prevent heart disease, and help you manage chronic pain. For best results, combine exercise with chiropractic care and a healthy diet.
Types of Exercise Programs at Elswick Chiropractic & Associates
At Elswick Chiropractic & Associates, we offer personalized exercise programs to help you meet your fitness goals while also improving your spine health. Our exercise programs include:
Flexion Biased (if the patient is comfortable bending over)
- Pulling the knees to the chest
- Posterior pelvic tilts
- Bending forward from a sitting position and others.
Extension Biased (if the patient is least symptomatic in extension, especially if leg pain centralizes or diminishes)
- Prone press-up type exercises
Other exercises that can help reduce lower back pain
- Strengthening of the pelvic stabilizing muscles (trunk muscles)
- Stretching of the hamstrings, adductors, and other overly short or tight postural muscles
- Proprioceptive or balance promoting
PNF stands for Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation, also known as Active Assisted Stretching. It is intended to increase the range of motion in your joints, strengthen your muscles, and improve your coordination and balance. At Elswick Chiropractic & Associates we will walk you through these stretches safely and slowly so you learn them just as well as your body.
Efficacy of Exercise in Chiropractic Care
Based on reports from the Scientific Commission of the Council on Chiropractic Guidelines and Practice Parameters (CCGPP), evidence shows that:
- Exercises are as effective as other non-surgical treatments for chronic low back pain.
- The use of a graded activity exercise program in occupational settings can heal subacute lower back pain.
- Exercises are no more effective than other non-surgical treatments for acute lower back pain.
At Elswick Chiropractic & Associates, our chiropractors will take into consideration your pain tolerance, personal motivation level, and medical history. We will only recommend exercise programs based on your specific needs.
Schedule an Exercise Science Consultation Today
You do not have to live with back pain or be embarrassed by your poor fitness levels. You just need the right exercise program that will help you feel your best. Call us today at (859) 279-4490 to schedule a personalized exercise science consultation with one of our experienced Lexington, KY chiropractors. Elswick Chiropractic & Associates is here to help you build a strong spine and reduce your risk of injury through exercise, chiropractic care, and rehabilitation.