Neuromuscular Reeducation for Better Posture

The musculoskeletal system consists of muscles, tendons, bones, ligaments, nerves, and other tissues. Like a well-tuned musical instrument, it can perform flawlessly until something throws it out of whack.

Injuries, especially soft tissue injuries ― such as sprains, strains, and stress injuries ― can make your body forget how to move properly and cause pain and contribute to postural issues. Fortunately, a type of functional exercise called neuromuscular reeducation can help retrain your musculoskeletal system so it can get back to working the way it should.

In this blog, the experienced exercise specialists at Chiropractic Health Care Center Of Glendora discuss how neuromuscular reeducation can help restore your posture.

The goal of neuromuscular reeducation

Neuromuscular reeducation exercises are customized to address each patient’s needs, but they generally include movements and activities aimed to enhance and improve coordination, nerve function, strength, posture, and balance. Neuromuscular reeducation can also help improve your body’s kinesthetic sense. Kinesthetic sense is the ability of your body to do something without you having to think about it.

When poor posture or injuries result in pain, your body can compensate by moving differently to avoid the pain. Neuromuscular reeducation exercises are used to remind the body how to move properly. Think of it as the ultimate reset. 

Treating soft tissue injuries and postural issues

An estimated 80% of adults will have low back pain ― often due to soft tissue injuries ― at some point in their life. Neuromuscular reeducation can play a major role in addressing back pain and retraining the body to move correctly and efficiently.

In addition to soft tissue injuries, poor posture resulting from weak or inflexible muscles can throw bones and joints out of alignment. This misalignment can create strain ― and often pain ― as muscles strain to perform since they aren’t working as efficiently as they should be.

Neuromuscular reeducation can also get you back to a proper posture. And the benefit of having proper posture is that it will help you move freely and painlessly.

Retrain your body and mind

Under normal conditions, your body knows how to move the most efficient way possible. Your muscles coordinate and synchronize with the connective tissues and nerve receptors to communicate with your brain. This all happens in an instant with seemingly little effort and no pain. That is until it doesn’t. Through neuromuscular reeducation, your body and your mind can be taught to re-sync. Think of it as restoring the default settings on your smartphone or computer.

 If you have a poor posture or are suffering from a soft tissue injury and want to learn more about how neuromuscular reeducation can help you, book an appointment online or over the phone with Chiropractic Health Care Center Of Glendora today.

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