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Functional Assessments: What They Are and How They Help

August 24, 2021

There are many reasons and ways to find joy in life, but suffering from mobility pain and not knowing the source of that pain can put a huge damper on your happiness. This is where functional assessment from a chiropractor comes in. Identifying the basis of the discomfort is the first step in relieving it and restoring your physical comfort. 

At the office of Springfield Chiropractic Clinic, you can be confident that you’ll receive the highest level of skilled and compassionate care. We use in-depth and up-to-date knowledge and techniques to alleviate your pain, improve your motion and restore the overall performance of the muscles, joints and tissues you need for movement.

Functional assessments provide a broader portrayal of the ailment, which lets a chiropractor determine treatment plans that are very effective. The plans not only hone in on your symptoms, but they also take into consideration the true origin of your bodily distress. The functional assessment process works by using your symptoms to identify the places where joints and tissues may be overburdened by inadequate performance or by using incorrect adjoining muscles instead of the proper muscles. 

Our functional assessments are customized to each patient. We included reviews of your muscles’ movements, lengths, strengths and weaknesses, as well as an evaluation of your posture. For athletes, we also gage speed and agility. The results let us create an individualized training agenda. The goal is to improve your performance and help you sustain your ability to move well and often while reducing your risk of injury. 

Relieving you of pain is only a part of our mission at the offices of Springfield Chiropractic Clinic. Our skilled professionals use a variety of adjustment techniques as primary tools to alleviate spinal misalignments and restrictions. We also incorporate soft-tissue therapies to provide a complete treatment plan to deal with everything from simple low back pain to sprained ankles. For more information about our many services, please contact us today. You’ll be glad you did!