Chiropractic is based on the scientific fact that your nervous system controls the function of every cell, tissue, organ and system of your body. Your nervous system consists of your brain, spinal cord, and millions of nerves. While your brain is protected by the skull, your spinal cord is protected by 24 moving bones of the spine.
Many everyday acticities can cause these spinal bones to lose their normal position or motion. This can result in nervous system dysfunction and ultimately, ill health.
The Chiropractic approach to better health is to detect, reduce, and help prevent nervous system dysfunction.
All exercises are for patient use only and must be recommended by the doctors as to which exercise is right for you.
Prenatal Ball Exercises
Yoga Ball Exercises: Good for all stages of pregnancy
Make sure your yoga ball has enough air in it to sit comfortably with your hips slightly higher than your knees at 90 degrees. If you are new to the ball please stay by something stable to help with balance. Remember exercises should not cause any pain or discomfort. If they do, please stop and alert your Dr. Z or Dr. P at your next visit.
Seated side to side on the ball: Make sure to keep your feet on the ground while moving your pelvis to the right (hold for 3sec) then move your pelvis to the left (hold 3sec) and continue to go side to side stretching the pelvic, lumbar and thoracic musculature. working your way up to one minute.
Figure eights: Seated on the ball, try to rotate your hips in a figure eight motion, trying to exagerate the motion to help stretch and stabolize the pelvis.
Pelvic Rocks: Seated try rocking your hips forward and backward pauseing for 3 sec in each positon.