Why Use a Clinical Conditioning Program
Chronic pain is a difficult burden to carry. It can make everything in your life feel just a little heavier, whether by the physical limitations that it imposes or the sense of emotional isolation that it creates. The worst thing that you can do when you are in pain is just deciding to lay back and suffer it alone, but you might not know what to do about it. A clinical conditioning program is one very good option that puts your own life back in your hands, treating the condition while pairing you with trained professionals who know a course of therapy that will help you rebuild your physical health at your own pace. Here are five reasons why you should seriously consider starting a clinical conditioning program.
- Promotion of Healing
If you have an acute injury one of your doctor’s first recommendations will most probably be a physical therapy regimen during your period of recovery. The reasons why this is a good idea during the initial healing process carries over into treating chronic pain as well. Even if the pain you are experiencing is as a result of years of repetitive motion, exercise-related, or related to an unrelated illness, activity promotes healing and healing will combat the pain that you are experiencing.
- Strengthen Vital Muscle Groups
One of the greatest challenges of chronic pain is that it causes a reluctance to use the affected muscle groups. A person will chronic lower back pain may avoid using the core muscle groups in the abdomen because doing so inflames the back. This process slowly causes muscle atrophy and weakness that actually exacerbates the problem and causes greater infirmity. Clinical Conditioning targets these essential muscle groups and exercises them using isolation exercises that prevent pain and injury of the afflicted area.
- Increase Flexibility
Next to inflammation, stiffness in muscles and a reduction of the range of motion is one of the most prominent complaints of those suffering from chronic pain. Increasing flexibility cannot always be achieved by taking muscle relaxing medication and other remedies such as massage may not always achieve the desired result. However, a comprehensive conditioning treatment plan can help to gradually combat the tightness in the muscle groups through stretching and exercise regimens.
- Preventing Further Injury
When you are in pain, it is heartbreaking to suffer a setback or an additional injury. This is sadly common when pursuing unsupervised training programs, as the limitations imposed by chronic pain often cause improper form, balance issues, and distraction during potentially injurious activity. The main benefit of a clinical conditioning program is that you will be under the supervision of trained physiotherapists and kinesiologists who specialize in the treatment of pain and the prevention of injury.
- Safely Reduce Weight
One consequence of the reduced activity imposed by chronic pain can be a dramatic increase in body weight. Even if your diet has not substantially changed or you have reduced caloric intake this may be in evidence, and it can be detrimental to your recovery. Increased body weight can have its own health implications, but one fundamental difficulty it brings with it is making regular exercise more strenuous. A clinical conditioning program is not primarily a weight reduction method, but it can help you pursue your weight loss goals gradually and safely take off the weight that is making your recovery more difficult than it has to be.
Does it sound like a clinical conditioning program should be a part of your personal recovery from chronic pain? Please Contact Us and request your free consultation to start today.