One of the areas that separate Liberty Wellness & Chiro from many other practices is that we include Conditioning Exercise in our integrative approach to healing and wellness.
Our Conditioning Specialist has training and certification that enables him to assess muscle groups that are not functioning properly.
What sets him apart from other specialists is his ability to identify muscle imbalances and recommend a course of exercises emphasizing postural stabilization and strengthening simultaneously.
He works individually with patients suffering from sports injuries, repetitive stress syndromes, poor posture, chronic pain syndromes and post-surgical conditions. Core strengthening is a major focus in these exercises.
As part of our integrative approach to healing and wellness the entire Liberty Wellness & Chiro Healthcare Team of chiropractors, physicians and physical therapists discuss each patient’s condition with the conditioning specialist and determine what muscles require strengthening and/or increased flexibility.
The patients are instructed and monitored on how to properly perform specific conditioning exercises until they can perform them properly on their own outside of our facility. By combining correct posture while strengthening specific muscle groups patients recover faster and are less likely to re-injure themselves.
Examples of a conditioning exercises
Static Myofascial Release Technique on Foam Roll
- TFL Release Technique: Gently place hip on foam roll. Find your tension point and rock opposite hip (slowly) back and forth with 10-15 degrees of range of motion. This can be done 30 seconds to 2 minutes max.
Motor Control Exercises
- Contra Lateral Bird Dog: Position body on a soft mat or soft surface in hands and knees position. Raise your right arm and reach forward until it’s in line with your torso. As you bring your arm forward, kick your left leg backwards until it’s in line with your torso as well. Hold for 2-5 seconds. Slowly bring your arm back and leg back to its original position. Repeat as necessary, up to 10
- Clamshell Exercise: Lie on your left with hips bent at 45 degrees. Keep your right leg on top of your left leg and heels together. Maintain contact with feet and raise your knee as high as you can without moving your pelvis. Pause for a brief second, then return to starting position. This exercise can be done with 10 repetitions each side.
At Liberty Wellness & Chiro we are committed to utilizing state of the art equipment in our treatments to help aid in the healing process for our patients.