We Offer a variety of Health Related Exercise Modalities:
Like most people...
you probably take good health for granted. The strong muscles of youth generally come from a combination of great genetic design and good for tune. Seldom are they a result of being "in shape". Unfortunately, the youthful vigor of genetic design and good fortune fades with age. Simple muscle injuries that used to feel better in hours or days may now take weeks to heal.
In order to thrive, or even withstand today's fast paced lifestyle, your body needs the proper environment: exercise, good nutrition, rest, stress reduction and mental health. Without those essentials, injury is often the result.
Once you've been injured...
the real challenge becomes recovery. That is especially true if you're over 20 and haven't always followed good health habits. Under those conditions, recovery could be a "real pain in the neck!"
Keeping the body in good shape helps prevent injuries. A well conditioned body recovers from injury more quickly. Exercise, good nutrition, rest, stress reduction and mental health are every bit as important for recovery after an injury as they are before.
With the new trend...
toward better nutrition, most people with back injuries eat better and take vitamins. Some have taken one more vital step... exercise!
Exercise is crucial to recovery 1 but it can't be just any exercise. Rehabilitative exercise is designed according to the understanding of normal function and compensated injury function. The result is injury related rehabilitation protocols...PIC.
Unlike some work-hardening and "health spa"
kinds of exercise programs, PIC focuses on the specific muscles, joints, ligaments and neurological
components of injured areas. Early use, pain reduction, range of motion improvements and increased strength often occur quickly and normal daily activities can be resumed.
Knowing when to begin...
a rehabilitative exercise program requires extensive knowledge of injuries and tissue stress capacity. If exercise is begun too soon, ligaments may be permanently stretched and cause joint instability. If begun too late, scar tissue present in joints may cause permanent loss of motion. Only exercise programs designed by qualified physicians trained in soft tissue physiology will be safe and effective for injury rehabilitation. If you are injured or just want to start an exercise program, get advice from a qualified source before you begin. Improper exercises or proper exercises at the wrong time are often the source of spinal injury!
PIC is the beginning...
of rehabilitation and can bring a dramatically successful conclusion. It can also help your body maintain optimal health while you're well.
After your injury has responded to specific treatment and monitored exercise rehabilitation has improved function, other services are available to help you maintain a functional level: Body shaping, metabolic (weight) management, stress reduction, body building, competitive athletics performance programs, and general exercise physiology. Upon certifying in any of these areas, the PIC facility is at your disposal.
Many of our patients...
keep unusual lifestyle patterns and like to use the PIC facilities at odd hours. A digital code is avail- able without charge from the PIC office for use during your active treatment phase, and for a modest fee after you have finished your treatment.
Free HEALTH SCREENS NOW AVAILABLE:
Cardiovascular Screen - Body Fat Analysis - Posture
Contact the staff today for complete health screening or instructions on
Health Related Exercises
Types of Exercise
Video Training involves the viewing of videos that describe how to perform specific exercises. These videos are used at the start of an exercise program and incorporated this use of tubing. The videos walk you through each exercise and stretch step by step.
Isometric exercises involve the contraction of a muscle that does not result in any movement of the joint. The exercise can be performed against a fixed resistance.
Active un-resisted movement is joint motion without resistance (weights, etc.). Gravity is the only resistance.
Active resisted movement is joint motion against a resistance of some kind (weight, another person, oneself, the wall).
Repetitive motion involves performing the same motion over and over again.
Tubing refers to surgical hose with a handle or loop on it to offer a variable amount of resistance.
Apparatus is a piece of exercise equipment such as the universal, bike, treadmill, or a bench.
Free weights include hand weights, dumb bells, and barbells.
Isokinetics are simply accommodating a variable resistance. The speed of motion is set and the resistance accommodates to match the force applied. It is measured in degrees per second. The range is 0 degree/second - 300 degrees/second. Strength development occurs between 60 degrees/second and 120 degrees/second. Power lifting occurs at 180 degrees/second.
Isotonic exercise occurs when the joint is moved through a range of motion against resistance of a fixed weight. This type of exercise is divided into two parts. Concentric exercise is positive work and causes muscle shortening. Eccentric exercise is negative work and causes muscle lengthening.
Aerobic exercise requires the use of oxygen. Otherwise known as cardiovascular exercise it burns fat and gives the heart a workout.