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Posted on 09-12-2017

What Are Functional Movement Patterns in Pottstown?

At Tri-County Chiropractic and Rehabilitation, our main goals are to reduce pain, restore movement and help you be the very best you can be. Our Pottstown chiropractor, Dr. Christine Treacy, uses a variety of non-invasive and non-surgical techniques to provide relief from neck pain, back pain, a bulging or herniated disc, spinal stenosis, migraines, or muscle stiffness.

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Chiropractic Care in Pottstown

Patients come to us with different goals. Some are searching for pain relief after an automobile or work-related accident, while others have limited mobility due to a specific condition like chronic back pain. You may also look to us to help improve sports performance, or generally enhance your overall quality of life. Our chiropractor, chiropractic assistants, and massage therapist have access to the latest and most technologically advanced chiropractic techniques, but one thing that surprises many patients is that we often start with the basics before moving on to more advanced techniques.

Oftentimes, we begin to work with patients by focusing on functional movement patterns. These are the basic movement patterns that form the foundation for every other task we try to accomplish. Without these fundamentals, it is difficult to move on and achieve long-term results.

The Seven Foundational Functional Movement Patterns

You may not realize that all bodily movements are based on the ability to perform seven basic functions: squat, lunge, push, pull, hinge, twist, and walk. If you lose the ability to perform these functions efficiently due to an injury, stroke, pain, stiffness or lack of use, it is difficult to move on to more advanced functions like running, throwing, or lifting.

Our initial efforts in your pain relief or rehabilitation plan may focus on restoring and building these skills. With time, patience, and our team’s chiropractic skills we can help you relearn these skills. Once these functional movements are back in place, we can move on to restoring muscle mass and a complete range of motion.

If you come to our Pottstown chiropractor seeking relief from muscle and joint problems of the spine, or pain in your extremities, don’t be surprised if we start your rehabilitation program with functional movement patterns.

Meet Our Pottstown Chiropractor for Rehabilitation

Tri-County Chiropractic and Rehabilitation is located at 1954 E. High St., 1st Floor, in Pottstown, PA, and serves the communities of Pottstown, Sanatoga, Limerick, North Coventry, South Coventry, Royersford, Collegeville, Douglassville, Stowe, Spring City and surrounding areas.

Visit us for complete information on all the services offered by our Pottstown chiropractor. You can also contact us at 610-327-8090 to ask for a free consultation or learn more about functional movement patterns.

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