At Price Performance Chiropractic sports injuries are one of the most common ailments we see in our office. We see everything from young athlete all the way up to those trying to keep active as they age. Whether you have an acute or chronic injury we can help you on the road to recovery.
Dr. Abbie Mork has completed the Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES) program through the NASM. The NASM program has been a leader since 1987 in delivering evidence-based certifications and advanced credentials to health and fitness professionals. All of their products and services have been scientifically and clinically proven to work.
The CES program is a system of training that uses corrective exercise strategies to help improve muscle imbalances and movement efficiency. Whether you are focusing on injury prevention or have an existing injury Dr. Mork can help you. Techniques include:
- Self-myofascial release
- Static stretching
- Isolated strengthening exercises
- Integrated dynamic exercises
It is no mystery that poor posture and repetitive motion creates dysfunction throughout the body, and in particular in the connective tissue and muscles. When dysfunction like this occurs the body responds by treating it as an injury. When the body senses injury or trauma you naturally create inflammation, which increases muscle tension and causes muscle spasm. The end result, adhesions better known as knots or trigger points develop. These adhesions are weak and inelastic, which creates an altered length in the muscle that can become permanent if left untreated. Most people do not even realize they have trigger points until they become symptomatic by creating pain in the body or someone applies pressure to them.
What is great about self-myofascial release is that you can do it at home on your own. After Dr. Mork has done an assessment she will make specific recommendations that are you unique to you. She will give you the tools and direction to perform them on your own to reduce your time in the office as well as cost. The most common tools recommended are a foam roller and a tennis/lacrosse ball.
Static stretching is what you think of when someone tells you to stretch. It is holding your body in a position for an extended period of time to allow for relaxation and elongation of the muscle. Dr. Mork will also prescribe static exercises that you should be performing to help elongate over-active muscles.
Isolated Strengthening Exercises
During this phase the focus is to active muscles that are not firing properly. Isolated strengthening exercises are used to isolate specific muscles to increase their force production capabilities through concentric and eccentric contractions of the muscle. A great example would be a plank to activate your weak core.
Integrated Dynamic Exercises
The final stage once you have successfully completed the other faces is to perform integrated dynamic exercises. Instead of isolating the muscles like in the previous exercises you will now integrate dynamic whole body movements. These exercises are more demanding movements and require your body to stabilize while also mobilizing the body at the same time. An example of this would be doing side steps with tubing around your ankles.
If you have any additional questions please don’t hesitate to call our office at 515-277-2377 to speak with Dr. Abbie Mork directly. If you would prefer to send her an email her email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.