If you thought Kaizo Health was only about chiropractic care, think again. If you know anything about us, you know how much we believe in the importance of combining chiropractic treatments and rehabilitative exercises for the most optimal and efficient care. Today we’re going to look at our rehabilitative program, Rehab 360, which uses progressive foundational movements to decrease movement intolerances and reduce pain. This program isn’t just about reducing symptoms. It’s about putting in the work and training your body to correct the intolerance so that you can not only be pain-free for now, but pain-free for the long-term! 

 

What is Rehab 360? 

Rehab 360 is a rehab exercise system used to focus on improvement of movement intolerances, rather than specific injury. What does that mean? That means that if you experience pain during a particular type of movement, this program focuses on fixing the foundational problems instead of just the specific pain point itself. The goal is to improve the movement intolerance so that you no longer experience pain or discomfort while actively doing that movement. For example, if a patient comes in and says the back of their leg (hamstring) hurts when they bent over to pick something up, this program will work to both treat the acute symptoms but then also strengthen and increase flexibility in the hamstring muscles so that the patient does not experience pain when they bend over anymore now or in the future. This is opposed to a patient seeking treatment that only works to alleviate pain, not correct the intolerance.  

Rehab 360 is a specifically designed program that allows a doctor to determine which type of treatment is most likely to have a lasting impact on the patient and their area of pain. This program works because it uses a logical progression of exercises based on treatment goals. It is highly individualized to each patient and their specific needs. 

 

There are three steps to the Rehab 360 Program.  

 

Test 

In the first step, the doctor will ask the patient to perform a series of mechanical movements to figure out where there is an intolerance. Once the intolerance is determined, the doctor will use a specific algorithm to decide which rebuild track is most likely to be successful.  

 

Follow | Rebuild | Track 

Under doctor guidance, the patient will perform the prescribed exercises in the rebuild track to improve performance, rebuild mechanical foundation, and increase tolerance. In addition to the specific rebuild track, the patient will perform a series of accessory movements to strengthen and condition surrounding muscles.  

 

Re-Test 

Throughout the prescribed rebuild track, the doctor will retest the patient to determine if the program has been effective and how the patient should proceed. If the track is proving to be successful and the patient is seeing improvement in their movement, the doctor will likely prescribe to continue with the program until there are no more movement intolerances and the patient’s goals are met. However, if they find that there has not been sufficient progress, this allows the doctor to re-examine the track and make adjustments as needed. It is important to re-test throughout this program to be sure that optimal progress is being made. We never want patients to continue with a program that isn’t benefiting them as much as possible. Every injury and movement intolerance is individual to that specific person, which means recovery programs need to be just as individualized. This is why Rehab 360 is so great and effective. It allows for continuous monitoring of progress throughout the entire program so adjustments can be made as soon as necessary.  

 

There are four types of rebuild tracks used in the Rehab 360 program. 

 

Mobility 

If a movement becomes painful when a tissue is extended or stretched, this can indicate an extensibility issue. If an extensibility issue is identified, meaning that pain is felt once a patient is attempting their full range of motion, the mobility track will most likely be used to correct this issue.  

 

Control 

If you experience pain while performing a specific movement, regardless of if you are adding weight or not, this could indicate a control issue. This means the brain is not controlling the body properly and there is a form inadequacy. If a control issue is identified, the control track will be used to help train the brain to signal the correct way to perform the movement to the body. 

 

Tissue Loading 

A tissue loading issue is identified when weight is added to a specific movement and it increases the amount of pain experienced. Even if the patient feels no pain at rest, if reasonable weight is added and pain is caused, this can indicate that the tissues are damaged and cannot withstand mechanical loading. The tissue loading track will help strengthen and condition the tissue so that are proper amount of weight can be withheld without pain.  

 

Pain 

If a pain is experienced during a specific movement, without any weight added, this can indicate some type of injury or intolerance to the area. If pain and irritation inhibit productive rehab and interfere with activities of daily living, the pain tract will be used to rebuild and condition the tissue so that the movement is no longer painful. 

 

Benefits 

It is probably easy to tell the benefits that come from participating in a program like Rehab 360. In addition to relieving pain, this program allows you to put in the work to prevent pain from quickly reoccurring. You train your body so that it can perform exercises or daily tasks without causing pain that interferes in your life.  

This is why at Kaizo Health we strongly believe in combining chiropractic and rehabilitative exercises. We know how vital chiropractic treatments are in helping relieve pain from sudden or long-standing injuries.  But we also believe in helping our patients get to the root cause of the issue and utilizing rehabilitative programs like Rehab 360 so that they can prevent further injury and pain. We always want our patients to be healed to the fullest extent and programs like this allow us to not only treat the pain but ensure that it is alleviated for good.  

Another benefit of Rehab 360 is how individualized it is to each participant. Every person’s body and muscles are different and that’s why it’s so important to work through a program like this with a doctor that can specify which type of exercises are going to be most beneficial to each individual. It’s also why re-testing throughout the program is so important. This ensures that each person’s specific program is the most effective for them at their stage of progression. We know our patients put in hard work and we always want to ensure that they are getting the most out of their effects. 

 

How long does the Rehab 360 Program Take? 

Since every patient is different and each rehab track is individualized for the patient’s specific needs, there is no standard length or duration of the program. Patients will progress at different rates and those that follow their home exercises in addition to the work in the clinic will most likely see quicker results. An average track can range anywhere from 8-10 weeks, but again it is all individualized and contingent on the patient’s progress and severity of condition.  

 

Start Rehab 360 at Kaizo Health 

If you are ready to experience relief and functional movement improvement, make an appointment to see us now.   

At Kaizo Health, our world-class team of doctors in Rockville, MD; Landover, MD; Fort Washington, MD; and Fairfax, VA, practices an evidence-based approach combining chiropractic care and guided, individualized rehabilitative exercises prescription. We are here to help! In the meantime, make sure that you check out our blog for more information on the chiropractic and rehabilitative programs, as well as our free virtual self-assessment chiropractic web app here.

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