sportsmedWhat is Functional Rehabilitation?

Functional Rehabilitation is a philosophical shift from treating the area of pain to treating the area of dysfunction. In other words, instead of treating what hurts, we treat what’s causing the hurt. The treatment is performed using positions and activities that closely resemble the activities that we wish to perform.

To use a very common scenario as an example, let’s focus on back pain. Many of us experience back pain over the course of our lives and there are many different ways to go about treating it. Often the source of back pain lies in problems occurring in the ankles, hips, or upper back. By performing tests which require the entire body to turn, bend and rotate throughout space, we can assess where the movement is and isn’t occurring. After a thorough assessment, we can prescribe a functional exercise program designed to address all the limitations and thus decrease pain and improve function.

This same approach will be used for all areas in the body. The results are long-term and we begin to see the transformation very quickly.

Sports Medicine

Sports medicine focuses on helping people improve their athletic performance, recover from injury and prevent future injuries. It is a fast-growing health care field, because health workers who specialize in sports medicine help many “regular” people as well as athletes.

You don’t have to be a professional athlete to seek help from a sports medicine professional. Sports medicine professionals treat people who participate in sports just for fun or want to get better results from their exercise program, patients who suffered injuries and want to regain full function and people who have disabilities and want to increase their mobility and capabilities.

Wheaton College Football Coach, Mike Swider, has seen firsthand the many benefits of treatment at Major Chiropractic and Sports Science, LTD.

Watch the video below to hear Coach Swider explain in his own words how Major Chiropractic has made a difference in his life.

Don Helberg, the Head Coach of Track and Field at Wheaton North High School, also spoke about the positive results he witnessed after his own athletes received treatment at Major Chiropractic and Sports Science, LTD.