Many times overuse, injuries and strains are due to improper coordination of our muscles. Sedentary lifestyles, poor posture and inadequate core stability are common threads to many injuries. When these factors are addressed and our patients are able to learn to perform exercises and mobility drills at home, they can continue to be active in the recovery and prevention process.
Dr. Tatalovich will perform a functional evaluation or a specific muscle test during the beginning of care. These are a series of movements or exercises that determine whether your muscles are compensating for inactive muscles or a group of muscles that cannot perform certain movements in the proper sequence. Once your evaluation is complete, an exercise plan will be constructed and you will begin your sessions. Some insurance plans will cover these sessions. We will check your specific benefits to be sure.
Therapeutic exercise programs may include:
Strengthening exercises: To develop strength, the emphasis is on heavy resistance and a limited number of repetitions.
Endurance exercises: To develop endurance, large muscle groups are engaged for a longer period of time.
Flexibility exercises: To develop flexibility, stretching and movement are emphasized.
Balance and coordination exercises: To develop balance and coordination, the emphasis is on center of gravity.
Functional movement assessment: The Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) is a movement-based diagnostic system that assesses seven movement patterns. This system quickly identifies the root cause of musculoskeletal pain symptoms, allowing providers to select therapeutic exercises that will address the underlying problem.