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Rehabilitation watertown sd

Dr. Fred and Dr. Kathleen are highly trained in the rehabilitation of neck, back, arm and leg injuries. Rehabilitative exercise is an important component of any program to restore function, increase physical capacity, as well as promote overall health and prevention of many types of disease. In fact, of the 400 chiropractors in South Dakota, Dr. Fred is among a handful that are Diplomats in Rehab, the highest educational designation in the chiropractic profession.

At Deutsch Chiropractic we ensure that you are an active part of your treatment program by arming you with the necessary tools to resolve your complaint and keep you active and healthy.

We design exercises specifically for your individual needs. If muscles are weak, we’ll strengthen them.  If muscles are tight, we’ll relax them.  And if other muscles are imbalanced, we’ll create exercises to balance them. We understand the importance of exercise to help with your treatment program.

During our office visits, we’ll take time to make sure you know how to correctly perform your exercises.  Sometimes, being a good chiropractor is like being a good coach — and like a good coach, we’ll demonstrate each exercise as many times as it takes to for you to get it right.  And on follow-up visits we’ll double check to make sure everything is going well.

Some of the exercise programs that we may draw from to develop a program for you may include:

Core Stabilization

A basic component of many of the treatment plans we develop for our patients, “core stability” describes the ability to control the position and movement of the central portion of the body. Core stability training targets the muscles deep within the abdomen which connect to the spine, pelvis and shoulders. These muscles assist in the maintenance of good posture and provide the foundation for all arm and leg movements.

Core Stabilization rehabilitation therapy

Progressive Rehabilitation Exercise (PRE)

PRE is another basic component of many treatment plans we develop for our patients. This is a strength training method in which the overload is constantly increased to facilitate muscular adaptation. Progressive resistance is essential for building muscle and getting stronger.

Rehabilitation watertown sd

McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment

The McKenzie Method is an internationally known system for the assessment and treatment of back, neck and extremity pain. It is a component of many treatment plans particularly dealing with radiating arm or leg pain.  We commonly combine Decompression with McKenzie for treatment of disc problems.

MedX Therapy for Rehabilitation

MedX is an isolated Progressive Resistance Protocol using for treatment of neck or back pain . Patients that suffer from chronic recurring problems, or that continue to have pain following back surgeries are usually good candidates for this therapy. It’s also a highly effective treatment for Whiplash Injuries to the neck.

Dr. Fred has had so much success with MedX that he published a study of a 20-yr-old female college basketball player that suffered from a 7-month history of debilitating low back and left leg pain. The young woman was forced to discontinue basketball and drop out of college as a result of her spinal problem. MedX treatment resulted in resolution of back and leg pain, and return to school.

If you’re interested in learning more about the importance of rehabilitative exercise, especially when combined with chiropractic adjusting, please contact our team at Deutsch Chiropractic.

Rehabilitation watertown sd