3118 N. Sheffield Ave, Suite 1S
Chicago, IL 60657
“To be dependent on a single method is a tragedy. We should know
as many methods as possible & never be dependent on just one”.
Karel Lewit, M.D., Neurology Professor, Prague School of Manual Medicine
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Sports & Spinal Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Exercise
The doctors have completed extensive postgraduate training (including seminars in Chicago, as well as in the Czech Republic) in the field of manual medicine and rehabilitation. Numerous studies have demonstrated that patients who fully understand their condition and engage in an active exercise program get well faster and stay well longer. Whether you suffer from an acute injury or chronic pain, a rehabilitation program will be customized to meet your individual needs.
We do not simply rely on “one size fits all” exercise handouts. Rather, through a series of specialized tests including orthopedic and neurologic examination, posture analysis, gait analysis, muscle testing, muscle length assessment, muscle firing pattern analysis, and a functional performance assessment, the doctor will identify your key link(s) of biomechanical dysfunction. Based upon this information, a specific rehab program will be developed by your chiropractic physician to correct the underlying cause(s) of your problem. We will then work with you “one-on-one”, paying close attention to every detail of your performance, so that your program is safe and effective. You will be guided through a series of highly therapeutic exercises, ensuring that you have mastered one exercise before moving on to the next. Most of the exercises taught are “low-tech”, require little to no special devices, and are simple enough for you to perform on your own at home, at work, or at the gym. These exercises often involve spinal stabilization, core-strengthening, stretching & relaxation procedures for overactive/ tight muscles, as well as strengthening & facilitation procedures for weaker/inhibited muscles. As a result, you will achieve increased functional capacity and reduced pain by improving your mobility, flexibility, stability, strength, overall muscle balance, and performance.
Throughout the process, we adopt a teamwork approach with you as an equal participant in your health care. You will become well educated about your condition and empowered to take an active role in regaining your health, performance, and wellness. Upon completion of your program, you will be stronger and better able to prevent re-injury.