Johnson Chiropractic Group now offers a full exercise therapy and conditioning center in a clinical setting. Exercise therapy combines the best of active physical therapy protocols, personal training, and group exercise. For injured patients or athletes seeking to proactively prevent injury, Exercise therapy helps to correct muscle imbalances, strengthen weak or injured muscles, and increase ranges of motion, enabling better form during training and in daily life. These outcomes are essential to accelerate recovery and provide the foundation to prevent recurrent injuries.
To heal an injured area, we focus on restoring complete mobility using a combination of chiropractic care, massage and muscle manipulation work. We then prescribe exercise therapy to build strength and flexibility and to correct conscious and unconscious movement patterns. People who do not take the time to retrain themselves to utilize appropriate movement patterns will continue to have bad form and posture causing the body to become re-aggravated and re-injured. This is a benefit both to injured patients and to athletes wanting to get to the next level.
Everyone, including professional athletes must continuously receive feedback on posture and form problems which may inhibit movement and create a risk of injury when the exercise load increases. In fact, at Johnson Chiropractic we work with Olympic and professional athletes, coaches, exercise instructors, and many weekend warriors, all seeking to achieve their personal goals pain and injury free.
Each patient begins their program with a complete fitness assessment including: body fat testing; postural analysis; and strength, balance, movement and coordination capabilities. Based on the results, the patient begins a specific program of cardiovascular, strength, balance, and flexibility training to correct physical limitations.
Once patients are moving with correct posture and form, they may continue to work with the Exercise Therapists toward specific goals surrounding on-going health and fitness. Many of our patients have moved past their pain to accomplish lifelong goals such as marathons, triathlons, body composition changes and more. Our exercise therapy and conditioning services are available independently or in conjunction with chiropractic care, muscle manipulation, spinal decompression therapy and massage therapy.