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Active Care vs. Passive Care
When creating treatment plans for our patients at our clinic, we like to break it down into active and passive care. Passive care consists of interventions that are provided by the chiropractor such as adjustments, mobilizations, soft tissue therapy and acupuncture. While these techniques are often very successful in providing relief of symptoms, they don’t often solve the problem.
Active care consists of chiropractors providing tools to their patients that they can use in their day to day lives to help them in recovery, deal with everyday aches and pains, and prevention of future injury or re-aggravation. Chiropractors can help by recommending educational advice for pain management at home, exercise prescription, rehabilitation programs, and everyday recommendations like stretches for work. This active care component is important in creating lasting, functional changes and can help to decrease the chances of reoccurrence in the future. However, there are some patients that choose to forego this active care component in place of their weekly visits.
At Sound Chiropractic & Wellness Clinic we like incorporate both active and passive care in our treatment plans for patients. The passive component of care is only a fraction of what chiropractors can offer patients. When both passive and active care are paired, this is when patients are more likely to see effective and lasting changes in their day to day lives.
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