Chiropractic Care has evolved since its birth in 1895. In addition to helping people in pain, chiropractors help people to heal more effectively, which helps the person regardless of their diagnosis. Research has demonstrated that people receiving regular long term care have better physical and emotional health, adapt to stress more effectively and show greater and greater degrees of quality of life. To help with the modern day repetitive stresses and injuries that are created and sustained in our technologically advancing society, the chiropractic profession has stepped up and adapted each step of the way.
One such addition is physiotherapy. Physiotherapy was indoctrinated into chiropractic care early in its history. Today’s Chiropractic Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation (DACRB) Specialist is a chiropractor who has had extensive postgraduate training in physiologic therapeutics and rehabilitation to help treat injuries that may have been caused by auto, the workplace or sports.
A DACRB practitioner uses a variation of active and passive treatments that not only include chiropractic adjustments, but coping strategies patients can use to lessen the fear of pain, and help to reduce anxiety and depression. After an accident or injury, a patient is likely to have musculoskeletal imbalances. The goal of a DACRB specialist is to restore balance, strength and muscle tone to the musculoskeletal system through the use of therapies and targeted exercises to ensure stability and help prevent a re-occurrence of the problem.
Importance of Patient Education
People who have been in an accident or suffer from chronic back pain often require extra effort to address the amount strength and range of motion that has been lost. These types of cases require not only physical therapy, but patient education so that the effectiveness of chiropractic treatments will last longer and the recovery time from the injury will be shorter.
Specialized Rehabilitation Programs
A DACRB specialist will design a structured rehabilitation program that is custom to your particular condition. In many cases, this will include specific sets of exercises you can do at home. You will also be taught the correct way to stretch so that you can avoid further injury to your soft tissues. These will help to restore coordination, balance and posture and will make your future chiropractic adjustments more effective.
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