Beverly Hills Comprehensive Medical Group
Exercise comes in many forms. Aerobic or cardiovascular exercise promotes circulation and oxygen delivery to all the body cells. Weight lifting strengthens muscles and bones. Corrective exercise is an exercise that is specifically chosen to correct a dysfunction. For example, if you have tight thigh muscles, a corrective exercise is aimed at stretching them. At Beverly Hills Comprehensive Medical Group, we use corrective exercise as well as other types of exercise to help you achieve wellness.
Your body is a biomechanical structure. If a sports injury leaves you with a limp, for example, other parts of the body will begin to hurt or react to changes in your gait or movements. Rehabilitation in the form of chiropractic care nearly always includes corrective exercises designed to strengthen and stretch the muscles. This helps relieve pain and restore function and mobility. In addition, exercise promotes better circulation, which improves health at a cellular level as nutrients are carried to the cells and waste products carried away.
Corrective Exercise and Rehabilitation
If you are injured or have become unfit for whatever reason, rehabilitation can help restore function. For example, a fractured ankle must be immobilized for weeks. During that time, muscles atrophy; tendons and ligaments shorten. Once the cast or immobilizing device is removed, you need exercises to stretch and strengthen the muscles. Your chiropractor will typically design a series of movements to achieve this goal. You may also use something like an elastic band or ankle weights to provide resistance and force the muscles to work harder.
Chiropractic Care and More
A chiropractor is an expert in the musculoskeletal system. However, for the best overall health, you also need primary care by a medical doctor. We offer both. Even if you’ve never had an injury, poor posture and body mechanics may create problems that respond to chiropractic care and corrective exercises. Improved nutrition can help you lose weight and ensure you have the right nutrients to fuel your body. Our internist can help you with preventive care such as immunizations, sick care for colds, and minor illnesses.
Schedule an Appointment Today!
Whether you are recovering from an injury facing, changes due to aging or simply want to improve your overall health, Beverly Hills Comprehensive Medical Group can help. We welcome walk-in patients of all ages and offer primary medical care, physical therapy, and chiropractic care, as well as treatments for sports injury and auto accidents. Please call us at (310) 657-0366 or come by the office at 8530 Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills, California. Our office is open from 7AM to 3:30 PM, with chiropractic hours beginning at 6:00 AM. We also offer chiropractic care on Saturday.