"Rehab" is a general term used to describe the process of restoring strength and function to joints, muscles and movement patterns. The two biggest contributing factors to non-traumatic orthopedic dysfunction are inhibited range-of-motion & muscle weakness.
We use a straightforward 3-step process to identify the source of orthopedic dysfunction and rehabilitate movement:
Step 1: Assessment
We begin with an orthopedic assessment and movement screen to identify static and dynamic posture, add a structural balance strength test to gauge the relative strength and weakness of affected muscles and perform manual muscle testing to specify muscles that may need additional support.
Step 2: Improve Range-of-Motion
We utilize Fascial Stretch Therapy™ (FST™) a unique, complete and complementary system of table-based, assisted stretching focusing on the fascia as the key element in achieving optimal flexibility, strength, performance and pain relief. FST combines a stretch wave with traction to access the deepest level of fascia – the joint capsule. Clinical studies have shown that this form of stretching can increase flexibility by up to 52% in just one session.
Step 3: Improve Strength
We use the results of the orthopedic assessment to design a strength-training program to strengthen weak muscles, improve movement patterns and maintain the improved range-of-motion provided by the FST.
"Twenty years ago, I lost the ability to walk and my knee was always painful. I had surgery, and went through 4 hospitals and many doctors and physical therapists trying to recover. Whoever I visited, my knee always got worse.
A few months ago, my wife recommended that I try working with Core Fitness Chicago, within a month, I significantly reduced my pain my knee (It only hurt during the worst weather.) Now, two months later, it doesn't even hurt.
Their expert application of multiple modality treatments have completely changed my life. I continue to get stronger every day and losing inches as I train."