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Scott C. Woodruff D.C., DACNB
Chiropractic Physician
Board Certified Chiropractic Neurologist
815-744-5066

WOODRUFF CHIROPRACTIC MEDICINE (815) 744-5066

Therapeutic Exercise

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Exercise recommendations are based upon an individual patient’s unique presenting symptoms and examination findings.
End range loading exercises are often recommended for spinal pain caused by disc and joint derangement or dysfunction. Spinal (core) stabilization techniques are often employed to improve strength, coordination and stability of spinal structures. Resistance exercises are recommended for weak (deconditioned) muscle groups and stretching for tight (short) muscle groups.
Balance is often an overlooked aspect of fitness. The use of a rocker board, wobble board, balance pad, and stability ball provides sensorimotor stimulation leading to improved neuromuscular control.

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The goal of incorporating therapeutic exercise is to improve function to the point where patients can safely start, return to, or continue with a healthy, active lifestyle. This should include regular exercise at home or at the gym. Our bodies are genetically engineered to be active. For millennia, rigorous activity was inherent to every day living. Sedentary lifestyles, afforded by ever increasing modern conveniences, have existed only for a very short time in relation to our genetic history. Many people now live in a deconditioned state, that has, in part, resulted in the scourge of chronic diseases that plague modern humans.