Exercise and chiropractic treatment can be a powerful combination for relieving pain and improving quality of life. While undergoing chiropractic treatments, certain types of exercise can help to increase the effectiveness of the treatments and decrease recovery time. However, not all forms of exercise are beneficial when receiving chiropractic care. Let’s take a look at what kind of exercises you should practice while you’re receiving chiropractic treatment.
Low-Impact Aerobic Exercises
Low-impact aerobic exercises are great for keeping your muscles toned while you’re in the process of recovering from a spinal injury or disorder. Examples include walking, swimming, yoga, Pilates, and low-impact aerobics classes like Zumba or dance aerobics. These types of exercises will help to improve circulation and blood flow to the area that is being treated without putting an excessive amount of strain on the body. They also help to reduce stress levels, which can contribute to overall improved health.
Strength Training Exercises
Strength training exercises are beneficial for increasing muscle strength and stability around the area that is being treated by the chiropractor. This type of exercise helps to improve posture and balance as well as strengthen weak muscles that can contribute to poor posture and alignment problems. The best strength training exercises to do while undergoing chiropractic care include modified push-ups, core strengthening exercises (such as planks), light weightlifting (with little or no resistance), and yoga postures that focus on strengthening specific areas such as the back or neck muscles.
Stretching is one of the most important activities for those who are undergoing chiropractic care because it helps to keep muscles flexible so they don’t become overly tight or stiff due to lack of movement during treatment sessions. Stretching also helps to increase circulation which can speed up healing time after injury or surgery related to spinal issues. Good stretching exercises include dynamic stretches like toe touches, leg swings, arm circles, side bends, torso twists, neck rolls etc., as well as static stretches like cobra pose, downward dog pose, cat/cow poses etc. It’s important not to overdo these stretches since they can cause more harm than good in some cases; always consult your healthcare provider before attempting any new form of exercise while undergoing chiropractic care.
Exercise is an important part of any successful chiropractic treatment plan because it helps keep your body in optimal condition during recovery periods between treatments sessions. Low-impact aerobic exercises are great for maintaining overall health while strength training and stretching exercises should be used specifically targeting troubled areas being treated by your chiropractor in order to get the best results possible from your treatments sessions. So if you’re currently seeing a chiropractor for any reason—whether it’s an acute injury or chronic pain—make sure you talk with them about adding some simple but effective exercise into your regimen!