Exercise Therapy – Advanced rehabilitation

Advanced rehabilitation is a treatment methodology that marries standard Chiropractic with exercise therapy to provide a holistic approach for muscle strengthening and pain relief.

While advanced rehabilitation is a new field, it has evolved over the last century as progress has been made to reduce and eradicate pain with new methodologies and procedures.

Forms of therapy were used centuries ago. Hippocrates advocated massage and Hector used hydrotherapy (water therapy) in 460 B.C. The earliest documented origins of actual rehabilitation as a professional group date back to 1894 when nurses in England formed the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy. In the United States, Physical Therapy began in 1914 in Portland,Oregon, with Reed College and Walter Reed Hospital graduating the first physical therapists, then called “reconstruction aides.”

These were nurses with a background in physical education needed to help manage the devastating effects of the First World War.

Chiropractic has its origins in the late 19th century. For over 100 years after Daniel David Palmer, recognized the relationship of spinal displacement and the reduced function of the nervous system.  Chiropractic has been evolving and progressing and in the last 40 years it has gained a reputation for solving physical ailments when no other treatments were effective.

Up through the 1940’s,  pain treatment primarily consisted of exercise, myotherapy and traction, with some medications for pain management.  Manipulative procedures to the spine and extremity joints combined with therapy began to be practiced, in the British Commonwealth countries, in the early 1950’s.  Up until this point, there was no known practice of combination of exercise and manipulative therapy in existence.

While this was an accepted practice in Europe, the United States has just begun to combine rehabilitation and chiropractic. Health First Chiropractic is one of the few facilities throughout the Triad that uses this combination in all of our patient treatment plans.

In 2014, the explosion of technology and computers have led to more technical advances in rehabilitation. Some of these advances have continued to grow, with computerized modalities such as ultrasound, electric stimulators, and iontophoresis with the latest advances in therapeutic cold laser, which finally gained FDA approval in the United States in 2002.

Health First Chiropractic is an industry leader, and the premier source for pain relief using chiropractic, rehabilitation, and cutting edge rehabilitation techniques for pain relief. Call any one of our Triad locations for a free consultation to see if this approach could help you 336-450-2109.