Everett Chiropractic Center Blog

December 19, 2013

Functional Examination Follow Up

A week and a half ago I told the story of a patient who underwent a series of physical capacity tests to determine where she stands with regard to normals for her age and gender. I mentioned the surprising results and the implications of those results.

Today she reported what she experienced after the tests. She was so sore she could barely walk with thigh muscle soreness. It took many days for her to recover. No other drama!!!

I mention this because this is the most perfect outcome we could have hoped for. First, (and this is a big deal every time anyone ever does physical testing on someone where there is even the slightest chance of over doing it) we (I) didn’t hurt her. She didn’t experience a relapse because of the demands of performing the tests. No small feat.

Second, we now know that we can use the results of the tests to fashion a workout that will be suitable, safe and yet productive. She has the confidence to do what is recommended because she knows that it’s safe; and she is motivated because she knows that doing what is recommended will definitely result in better stability in her spine – therefore she will have less pain and be able experience less pain even as she, at the same time, spaces her chiropractic visits further and further apart.

It really doesn’t get any better than that.



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