Information for Patients
A better chiropractic lifestyle doesn’t start and end in your doctor’s office. There are helpful, healing exercises and routines you can practice at home and in between adjustments. It’s recommended that you wait until after your first adjustment for home care.
Home Rehabilitation Program Intro
The specific spinal correction offered in our clinic consists of three vital components: our spinal adjustment procedure, in-clinic rehabilitation and at-home rehabilitation exercises. In the clinic, our doctor and staff will administer your adjustment and guide you through the in-clinic rehabilitation process.
This exercise helps open and strengthen the core muscles in your hips, which helps reduce subluxations in your pelvic regions. It also helps strengthen your spine.
Alar Ligament Exercise
This rehab exercise works the muscles just below the base of the skull to strengthen and stabilize the uppermost vertebra in your spine. This video demonstrates the proper form to maintain throughout the exercise.
This video explains and demonstrates the use of cervical rolls and pelvic support wedges to strengthen and stabilize your thoracic spine. This exercise specifically addresses the thoracic subluxation patterns between the mid and lower back.
Cervical Flexion Exercise
This home care exercise focuses on stabilizing and strengthening the vertebrae in your neck. Your neck contains each of the cervical vertebra that give it a natural curve, known as the “arc of life.” Losing the curvature in your neck can damage and deteriorate
Unpacking Your Head Weights
The head weight system helps reestablish the cervical curve in your neck, which is essential to optimizing the function of your entire nervous system. Dr. Tony Nalda explains what is included in the head weight package and how to set the system up for your specific needs.
Chest Expander Exercise
The chest expander exercise is used to correct subluxations in the upper thoracic and lower cervical spine. We’ll teach you the proper form to hold for 60 seconds to successfully and safely complete this exercise.
Praying Mantis Exercise
This torso stretching exercise focuses on strengthening your thoracic spine. For maximum effect, hold this position for 60 seconds.
Putting On the Head Weight
The head weight system helps reestablish the cervical curve in your neck, which is essential to optimizing the function of your entire nervous system. Dr. Tony Nalda explains how to properly fit your head weight for at home use.
This stretch helps open and loosen your hips, which prevents subluxations in your pelvic regions. It also helps strengthen your spine.
Cervical and Lumbar Rolls or Sleep Aids
This video demonstrates the proper use of your sleeping aids in the cervical and lumbar spine. This system of supports helps maintain the necessary natural curves of your spine. At night, your nervous system actually becomes more active. Use your doctor-prescribed supports and wedges to get the most out of every adjustment procedure.
Wobble Cushion – Posterior T12
This video demonstrates how to warm up your spine with a specific exercise that helps to correct the lumbar spine plane. Going through this simple range of motions effectively addresses the subluxation pattern.
Wobble Cushion – General
The wobble cushion is an inflatable disc that sits on a chair or table. We’ll demonstrate how to warm up your entire spine through each plane of motion using this simple, yet super effective tool.
Wobble Cushion – Anterior T12
This video demonstrates how to warm up your spine with a specific exercise that helps to correct the thoracic spine plane. Going through this simple range of motions effectively addresses the subluxation pattern.