Rehabilitative Exercise

Chiropractor in Dearborn Heights, MI

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Rehabilitative Exercise services offered in Dearborn Heights, MI

A rehabilitative exercise program is a proven way to fast-track your recovery after an injury, surgery, or longstanding pain. At 1st Choice Chiropractic in Dearborn Heights, Michigan, experienced chiropractic physician Hamzi Naserdean, DC, incorporates rehabilitative exercise into multifaceted recovery plans that support healing and whole-body wellness. Book your appointment through the online scheduling feature or call the office for assistance today. 

Rehabilitative Exercise Q&A

What is rehabilitative exercise?


Rehabilitative exercise is an exercise plan specifically targeted for recovery. Through rehabilitative exercise, you work on the core muscles around your spine, which can:


  • Reduce spinal strain
  • Improve flexibility
  • Improve range of motion
  • Increase mobility 
  • Relieve pain
  • Reduce the risk of recurring neck and back pain
  • Reduce the risk of injuries like torn muscles, ligament sprains, and ruptured spinal discs
  • Reduce the risk of incontinence


In addition, rehabilitative exercise can help both high-level and casual athletes to improve their athletic performance when they return to their sport after an injury. 

When might I need rehabilitative exercise?


You might need rehabilitative exercise in several situations, including:


  • Back injuries like a herniated disc or pinched nerve
  • Neck injuries like whiplash
  • Bodywide pain syndromes like fibromyalgia or complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)
  • Arthritis, such as osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis
  • Recovery after surgery, like a hip replacement or spine surgery


Many people who come to 1st Choice Chiropractic for treatment have an underlying condition or problem that can improve with rehabilitative exercise alongside other drug-free treatment options. 

What other treatment options go with rehabilitative exercise?


Rehabilitative exercise is an important part of most recovery plans at 1st Choice Chiropractic. Some other aspects of your care may include:

Chiropractic adjustments

In most cases, the main treatment in recovery plans is chiropractic adjustments. With chiropractic adjustments, Dr. Naserdean skillfully manipulates the bones and joints in your spinal column, which runs from the neck down to the bottom of your back. Chiropractic adjustments correct imbalances that cause pain and dysfunction. 

Massage therapy

Dr. Naserdean uses massage therapy methods to manipulate soft tissues, like the muscles. This reduces swelling, improves circulation, and relieves pain. 

Physical therapy

Rehabilitative exercises are one of the main parts of physical therapy, but Dr. Naserdean may use other physical therapy treatments like heat therapy, cold therapy, traction, decompression, and neuromuscular re-education to relieve pain and help you rebuild your body as you recover.


Depending on your particular health needs, Dr. Naserdean may also recommend supplemental treatments such as cupping therapy for pain relief or nutrition counseling to support injury recovery. 


If you need to fast-track your recovery, rehabilitative exercise at 1st Choice Chiropractic is one of the best ways to do so. Call the office or use the online scheduling feature to make your appointment with a rehab specialist today.