Exercise rehabilitation includes a series of prescribed stretches and other exercises performed under supervision during a chiropractic treatment session. Patients are taught exercises to improve flexibility, strengthen core muscles, and restore range of motion. These exercises may be performed with the use of elastic bands and support devices, and they might also include using the patient's body weight as resistance.
Some chiropractic offices have technological equipment that can be used to increase the benefits of an exercise rehabilitation session. Patients are given additional exercises to practice in between their appointments. Depending on the severity of back pain, exercise rehabilitation may be needed for several months. Individuals should always let their practitioner know if they experience any pain while performing the exercises. Patients are encouraged to combine their exercise rehabilitation work with aerobic exercises such as brisk walking.