Functional Rehabilitation allows us to evaluate your condition in light of dysfunction in
the entire locomoter system. This simply means that one area of the body may be painful due to
another part not functioning optimally. It is also a highly ethical way to practice because it
reduces patient dependency on passive pain-relieving approaches, such as pills or even
continued chiropractic care, while teaching patients the self-treatment techniques needed to
develop control over their symptoms.
By focusing on functional restoration (instead of only promotion of pain reduction), we can
now achieve quicker and more lasting results with adjustments and treatments, because we are
addressing the underlying cause of most pain syndromes. The rehabilitation model has clearly
established itself as a cornerstone of musculoskeletal medicine in the future.
Chiropractors are without a doubt leaders in musculoskeletal medicine. The Rehabilitation
paradigm gives us a tremendous opporunity for symptom and pain resolution.