Phases of Rehabilitation

During your recovery from injury, you will go through four Phases rehabilitation. These Phases are listed below.

Acute Phase


The Acute Phase of recovery is usually initiated by an injury or painful area that you would like to feel relief from. Our goal at Specific Care Chiropractic is to remove the pain and stiffness as soon as possible. Your treatment will consist of: Adjustments Adjustments are by far the most important treatment you will receive. The doctor will analyze your spine and gently make adjustments to the areas needed to improve joint function and decrease nerve irritation. Stretches After the doctor analyzes your spine, he will prescribe different stretches to help alleviate the initial tightness and pain you are experiencing following your accident. Massage Massage therapy takes on many different forms and our highly experienced licensed massage therapists will determine,depending on your individual case, what kind of therapy will help to




Rehab Phase


After you have improved past the Acute Phase you will advance to the Rehab Phase.The goal of the Rehabilitation or Rehab phase is to improve the range of motion and function of your joints. Your treatment will consist of: Adjustments Just like in the Acute Phase, adjustments are the most important part of your recovery to health. Continuing to get adjusted will improve your joint function and decrease the irritation in your nerves. Light Exercises Your doctor will prescribe and teach you the specific strengthening regimen to stabilize your spine and decrease the pain and symptoms. Massage With the light exercise being prescribed, a Massage will help your muscles to recover faster.




Strengthening Phase


Once you have progressed through your treatment, you will start to feel the same or even better than before your accident or injury. You are now in the Strengthening Phase of your recovery. During the Strengthening Phase, your Doctor will prescribe exercises that target the area or areas that you have injured. During the Strengthening Phases your treatment will include: Final Corrective Adjustments As in the Rehab and Acute Phases, adjustments are the most important part of your recovery to health. Continuing to get adjusted will improve your joint function and decrease the irritation in your nerves. A More Aggressive Strengthening Regimen Using the same targeted exercises in the Rehab Phase, you workout will now include more or heavier weights or longer times on the exercise devices that are available at the Specific Care Chiropractic Office Massage With a more aggressive treatment regimen, Massages will help your muscles to recover faster and help to decrease pain




Maximum Medical Improvement (MMI) Phase


At this time, you have reached the maximum amount of benefit from the medical care that you have received from Specific Care Chiropractic Although your injuries have given you some setbacks, with the help of Specific Care Chiropractic you are now living your life pain free and better than ever. Specific Care Chiropractic will recommend that you continue your care on a decreased time schedule based on your specific to sustain a pain free and healthier lifestyle.





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