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Therapeutic Exercise

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Neuromuscualar Rehabilitation

It is a well-known fact that exercise is important for the health and well-being of our muscles, joints, bones, and heart.  However, often times, people need help deciding which exercises are beneficial for them and which are deleterious. Heather has a broad knowledge of appropriate exercise to facilitate healing and correct deficits that are impacting a person's quality of life.  How does one know if they are weak or tight, or both... What exercises are most important?  Heather provides one-on-one assessment and attention to assure exercises are being performed correctly.  Performing exercises incorrectly can produce poor results and/or injury.

Neuromuscular rehabilitation is important for helping muscles learn to activate in the proper sequence and with appropriate force.  Sometimes, people are not really structurally weak, but rather their muscles just "forget" how to work--this is often the case following injury or surgeries.  With proper intervention, the muscles learn to function properly again with good strength and flexibility.  Neuromuscular rehabilitation is very important for posture and balance.

Biofeedback is an important part of rehabilitation.  Simple visual or tactile feedback are effective for many exercises.  Pressure biofeedback can be very helpful with learning how to maintain a neutral spine during core exercises.  Thermocouple temperature biofeedback is useful for assessing and balancing the autonomic nervous system .  EMG biofeedback is especially useful for neuromuscular re-education of the pelvic floor. 

Heather works with each client to create a managable home exercise program.  This  empowers people to obtain their optimal function and achieve a state of well-being.