Exercise & Rehabilitation

Exercise and rehabilitation are very useful to recover from injury and pain. They help you develop resilience, recover faster, and prevent. Exercises will help you to restore basic physical function, muscle strength. 

Under rehabilitation, exercises will target specific recovery goals and follow a plan. Rehabilitative exercise is usually done under the supervision or guidance of professionals like chiropractors and physical therapists. 


In Hilliard and the greater Columbus Area, OH, you can get rehabilitative exercises from Dr. Rod Merrit Chiropractic and his team. We offer personalized rehabilitative exercises to help you relieve pain and recover physical functionality. 

What Are the Benefits of Rehabilitative Exercises?

Rehabilitative exercises offer the following benefits: 

  • Reduce pain
  • Improve flexibility
  • Recover faster
  • Injury prevention
  • Restore muscle strength and endurance
  • Help regain muscle and physical movements
  • Create resilience and reduce risks of reinjury
  • Support your sporting goals

What Conditions Do Exercise and Rehabilitation Address?

Exercise and rehabilitation or rehabilitative exercises help to address the following conditions:

  • Hypermobility
  • Injuries that are unresponsive to normal treatment due to poor posture or muscle weakness
  • Spinal cord injury, 
  • Musculoskeletal pain such as knee pain, back pain, and ankle instability
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Fibromyalgia

How Do Rehabilitative Exercises Work?

Rehabilitative exercises are mostly pain-free. The treatment progresses in three stages for your comfort and safety. 

1. Early Stage Exercise and Rehabilitation

Your chiropractor or physical therapist will recommend gentle rehabilitative exercises to give your tissues time to heal. The chiropractor will start with simple exercises with repetition to deconstruct the expected movement of the muscle. It is also known as the cognition stage as you help your muscles gain recognition of expected functions. 

2. Mid-Stage Exercise and Rehabilitation

Mid-stage exercises involve techniques like progressive loading. Progressive loading is a technique that helps to improve the load balance and frequency you can handle. The exercises target your bones, muscles, ligaments, and tendons. 

Eventually, they will develop enough strength to help you withstand the strains and stresses of exercises and daily life. The exercises are adaptive to your individual needs and limits to help you recover effectively. 

3. Late Stage Exercise and Rehabilitation

During this stage, chiropractors will recommend functional drills and exercises which will boost your stamina, flexibility, and strength. Some of the approaches that apply include load management and chronic load capacity. Load management helps you to build stamina and resistance to load stress on your muscles and bones. Chronic load capacity helps your body to perform a function on multiple occasions. 

Do You Need a Chiropractor and Rehabilitative Exercises in Hilliard and Columbia?

Dr. Rod Merret and his team offer chiropractic care services to residents of Hilliard and Columbia. Some of our services include functional medicine, spinal decompression, cold laser therapy, nutrition, and electrical stimulation. You can reach us at (614) 777-1920 to schedule a session or for any queries.   

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