A key part of every examination here at the Columbus Chiropractic and Rehabilitation Center is observing how a patient moves and functions. Improper movement patterns, or movement dysfunction, are often the key contributor to pain syndromes and poor performance. By giving patients proper exercises to treat the dysfunction, proper movement can be restored which will lead to pain relief and improved performance.
This will involve movement assessments such as watching a patient walk, lunge or squat to identify improper movement patterns. Often, patients will not move with ideal patterns or strategies, which can result in decreased performance, injury or both. Movement dysfunction such as a loss of joint range of motion or joint instability frequently causes the problems which the patient experiences (i.e. neck pain, sciatica, tennis elbow, shin splints). If the movement dysfunction is not addressed, the problem is destined to return. Functional evaluation and proper movement restoration are of central importance to the physicians at CCRC, which sets us apart from other chiropractors and physical therapists in the area.