Chiropractic and Exercise

Lawrence, KS | Midwest Muscle & Joint Clinic

Our treatments and therapies consist of not only chiropractic care, but also corrective exercises. Why is that? The goal of a chiropractic adjustment is to restore the joint’s proper range of motion. However, an adjustment isn't meant to “hold” for an extended period of time. That’s why it’s crucial to address muscle imbalances by strengthening and stabilizing the appropriate movement patterns so that we can get you feeling much better, much faster!

Research suggests that when we combine manipulation with rehabilitation, we see:

  • Shorter treatment plans
  • Long-term relief
  • Increased treatment effectiveness
  • Decreased fear-avoidance
  • Minimize recurrence
  • Lower healthcare cost
Combining exercise with chiropractic by using resistance bands.
Using Kettlebells (KB) to help educate patients on proper movement patterns without pain.

Our goal is to not only get patients out of pain but also to restore proper function, which may prevent future injuries. With our comprehensive treatment approach, we spend anywhere from 20-30 minutes with our patients to address any issues. We could simply send you home with exercises on a sheet of paper, but there is minimal accountability in doing that. We don’t want to miss our window of opportunity to make a quick and positive impact.

We pride ourselves on evidence-based, patient-centered care. If you’re interested in reading the latest research on combining chiropractic care with corrective exercises, please check out the following articles or reach out to us with any questions.

Ammar, T. et al (2017). A randomized comparison of supervised clinical exercise versus a home exercise program in patients with chronic low back pain. Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation.Anderst W.J. et al (2018). Intervertebral Kinematics of the Cervical Spine Before, During and After High Velocity Low Amplitude Manipulation. The Spine Journal.Bronfort, G. et al (2011). Supervised exercise, spinal manipulation, and home exercise for 2chronic low back pain: a randomized clinical trial. The Spine Journal.Evans, R. et al (2018). Spinal manipulation and exercise for low back pain in adolescents. Pain.