Your body is built to move and the benefits of movement for your body are immeasurable.
Every spinal disc and every individual joint was designed to help you sit, stand, run, and do everything in between.
That’s a big part of why we provide functional movement tests in Upper Arlington and Gahanna – to help ensure every part of your body is moving the way it was designed to so you can feel and function your best for as long as possible.
Your discs are soft enough to allow you to flex and bend in every direction.
Your facet joints slide and glide in concert with one another so you can turn, twist, and extend.
Your vertebrae are connected by ligaments that support you as your push and pull.
Maintaining all those moving parts is important.
Your body is an incredibly strong, complex, and resilient system that both powers and is itself powered by movement and the benefits of movement.
In other words, motion is life and movement is medicine.
Why Movement is so Important
Recent research has given us a glimpse at just how important movement is in our life.
For instance, it’s been observed that one of the benefits of movement of the spine is that it can stimulate and accelerate the body’s healing process. In fact, movement is so crucial to the body’s healing process that even people who have spine surgery are encouraged to get up and move as quickly as possible after surgery!
Here’s how it all breaks down:
- All of the bones, muscles, ligaments, and joints of your spine are designed to support daily movement.
- Blood flow, strength, and flexibility are all enhanced through movement.
- Movement of the individual segments of your spine can also affect how you heal.
As you may have guessed, as chiropractors we believe in the innate ability of the body to heal itself and the very real benefits of movement, so we’ve been trained to work with just about every joint in your body in addition to those in the spine.
Adjustments are just one of the non-invasive tools we use to help get them back to moving at their best – limb by limb, joint by joint.
One of the top benefits of spinal adjustments is that they can help dramatically reduce your daily aches and pains – and that’s especially important since pain is the #1 obstacle that keeps many people from enjoying their favorite activities.
We believe that encouraging healthy movement and regular physical activity is a big part of our job as your wellness team.
So, if you have any questions about getting a functional movement test in Upper Arlington and Gahanna or other stretches, exercises, and different ways to proactively stay healthy, don’t hesitate to ask!
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We want to help you leverage the benefits of movement – whether you’re young or young at heart – so you can keep your spine and body feeling, moving, and functioning at their best for as long as possible.
We also encourage you to stay proactive with your health by making sure you have your next appointment scheduled. You can schedule online or text to schedule at one of our Central Ohio offices.