Correcting Biomechanics to Create Lasting Results in Patients
Corrective chiropractic care takes many forms. From simple adjustments to correct subluxations, to an ongoing Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP) schedule for extensive curvature adjustment, the goal is to provide a non-invasive form of treatment to improve spine health. And while most corrective chiropractic takes place at the point of contact during an appointment, teaching patients how they can correct faulty biomechanics enables chiropractors to extend the scope of treatment they’re able to deliver.
Ideal Spine Health Center strives to give our Boise, ID patients takeaways from every visit that they can use to improve their overall quality of life on a daily basis. Among these tips and lifestyle recommendations are biomechanical changes that may help to reduce stress on the spine or prevent misalignments from occurring.
Identifying poor biomechanics
Part of any initial CBP adjustment plan is a cursory evaluation of the patient, including their resting posture. This gives chiropractors immediate insight into where a person’s biomechanics may be “off.” For example, a patient suffering from pronation of the right foot may have correlating deviation of the spine and anterior pelvic tilt, causing myriad posture problems.
Alongside identification of poor biomechanics, chiropractors may also be able to determine restricted range of motion in areas with off-kilter biomechanics. Again, someone with foot pronation may see reduced mobility in the hip or lower back, with tightness in the hamstring. This secondary finding serves to influence the potential at-home training regimen recommended by a chiropractor.
Chiropractors need to make patients fully aware of their biomechanical imbalances. Often, these are unconscious factors that need to be made part of everyday conscious thought, in order to correct poor habits or adjust waning posture. For most patients, biomechanical intervention is something that demands constant attention.
While it’s the job of a chiropractor to identify poor biomechanics and suggest solutions, it’s the responsibility of the patient to deploy them. This means extending the realm of corrective chiropractic care outside of the office and into the homes and workplaces of patients. It reinforces the adjustments made at each appointment and sets the tone for an incremental return to wellness. And, most importantly, it encourages the development of good postural habits.
Correcting biomechanics to correct conditions
The correction of biomechanics outside of the chiropractic facility does more than just keep patients cognizant of their posture between appointments. It also serves to help them step to the forefront of managing their own conditions.
In-clinic corrective chiropractic can only go so far in resolving problems. To sustain results and prevent resurgence of misalignments, patients must adopt better habits and a more informed approach to their posture. Bringing biomechanics to light is the first and best way to engrain the importance of cognizant lifestyle improvements. Learning to stand, walk, sit, lay, and run better gives individuals the power to maintain spinal integrity. As a result, the emergence of misalignments and spinal conditions may be lower or less severe.
Sustained corrective care
Without the oversight of a chiropractor, patients may never understand where their biomechanical tendencies deviate from the norm. At Ideal Spine Health Center, we strive to make education a cornerstone of every consultation with our Boise, ID patients. We believe the more patients know about their postural habits and tendencies, the more they can do to correct them, for sustained health and wellness.
Schedule a free consultation with our team today to have your biomechanics evaluated. If they need to be corrected, we’ll help you explore solutions through a tailored Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP) regimen.
Chiropractic BioPhysics, or CBP, is one of the most scientific, researched, and results-oriented corrective care techniques. CBP-trained chiropractors aim to realign the spine back to health, eliminating nerve interference and addressing the source of pain, fatigue, and disease. As with all chiropractic care, CBP is gentle, painless, and non-invasive.