REHABILITATION

"Rehab" is a general term used to describe the process of restoring strength and function to joints, muscles and movement patterns. The two biggest contributing factors to non-traumatic orthopedic dysfunction are inhibited range-of-motion & muscle weakness.

We use a straightforward 3-step process to identify the source of orthopedic dysfunction and rehabilitate movement:

STEP 1: ASSESSMENT

We begin with an orthopedic assessment and movement screen to identify static and dynamic posture, add a structural balance strength test to gauge the relative strength and weakness of affected muscles and perform manual muscle testing specify muscles that may need additional support.

STEP 2: IMPROVE RANGE-OF-MOTION

We utilize Fascial Stretch Therapy™ (FST™) a unique, complete and complementary system of table-based, assisted stretching focuses on the fascia as the key element in achieving optimal flexibility, strength, performance and pain relief. FST combines a stretch wave with traction to access the deepest level of fascia – the joint capsule. Clinical studies have shown that this form of stretching can increase flexibility by up to 52% in just one session.

STEP 3: IMPROVE STRENGTH

We use the results of the orthopedic assessment to design a strength-training program to strengthen weak muscles, improve movement patterns and maintain the improved range-of-motion provided by the FST.

Twenty years ago, I lost the ability to walk and my knee was always painful. I had surgery and went through 4 hospitals and many doctors and physical therapists trying to recover. Whoever I visited, my knee always got worse. A few months ago, my wife recommended that I try working with Core Fitness Chicago, within a month, I significantly reduced my pain my knee (It only hurt during the worst weather.) Now, two months later, it doesn't even hurt. -D.S.