The movement – functional movement – starts at Carolina Wellness and Rehabilitation Center, located at 48th Avenue North, in Myrtle Beach. Together, Dr. Matt Craig and Dr. Craig Strickland have implemented the latest in spinal and postural rehabilitation combined with the most effective Chiropractic and soft tissue techniques in the area. The focus of the practice is to help as many people as possible find and maintain health and wellness, to help them look and feel better than they ever have, and do this through functional movement and rehabilitation.
Functional Movement and Rehabilitation is based on the understanding that, as humans, we have specific patterns of movement we are designed with and must develop and maintain as we age.
These movements utilize the proper muscle to move our bodies, the proper muscle to provide stability, and the proper amount of joint movement in the proper joints. This movement is programmed and develops from infancy as we progress from lying on our backs to rolling to crawling and finally to upright walking (running). This is the progression of movement! It is estimated that 30 percent of children fail to achieve one of these benchmarks. This doesn’t mean they are advanced if they skipped crawling and went straight to walking but rather that they have lost the natural progression in learning how to move functionally! Add excess weight issues, sedentary lifestyle, poor diet, early or excess athletic activity and we are seeing an increasing number of injuries, or loss of functional motion. That is the problem. We have people of all ages making it through their day by compensating with less than ideal movement causing the spine and other joints to degenerate. This also creates muscle pain and knots as a last ditch effort by the muscles to give your body some kind of protection.
Functional Movement and Arthritis
We are told very often that joint pain is due to Osteoarthritis, an unavoidable consequence of aging. We believe that Osteoarthritis is more about the “miles” on our bodies than the age of our bodies. We are starting to see children, teenagers, and young adults with Osteoarthritis as well! A study in the British journal of Surgery reported that 80% of people over the age of 60 had Arthritis and didn’t know it! Joint pain occurs when your body has lost the normal, functional movement patterns and can no longer compensate for this. You can recover if we can restore Function to the area of concern. We do this using a variety of techniques.
If you have joint pain, if you’ve had to give up activities you love, or simply want to prevent poor movement patterns from developing, Call Carolina Wellness & Rehabilitation Center today! You will meet with one of our doctors who will discuss your concerns at NO Charge and determine if we can help you. Ask us about functional movement and rehabilitation!