Physical therapy or chiropractor for dyspraxia

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Physical therapy or chiropractor for dyspraxia

Postby athletic dysprax » Wed Oct 11, 2017 4:46 am

Anyone see either of those

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Re: Physical therapy or chiropractor for dyspraxia

Postby otis_b_flywheel » Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:24 pm

Yes athletic dysprax,
All too often! I guess from your forum name that you push yourself quite hard physically and if so, I am the same. My usual reason for visiting such a specialist is lower back pain - normally left side - that I believe harks back to when I herniated the disk on L5 about 4 years ago (hint - if picking up a heavy rucksack from the ground, don't twist whilst doing it!). I'm led to believe that dyspraxics often suffer from poor muscle tone in the lower back / hips / glutes areas, so we are probably more prone to injury in that area. I generally find that, within reason, exercise improves my condition (possible exceptions - kayaking / mountain biking) whilst sitting at a computer makes it worse. Walking - fast with long strides - is always good, as are pilates, and in my experience running is generally OK.
I'm not sure from your post whether you have had many visits to a chiropractor or are looking for advice as to whether to go to one. If the latter, I would say - if you can afford it - go to any physiotherapist, osteopath, chiropractor, remedial masseur etc that works for you. If their work seems too formulaic - i e they always seem to do the same thing regardless of your injury - find another one. Also if they're any good they should give you a programme of exercises to do at home. These should be carried out religiously, and in my view are a big part of what you pay for.
Best of luck
Tim

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Re: Physical therapy or chiropractor for dyspraxia

Postby athletic dysprax » Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:07 am

Haven't been to one and looking to try one .

Started using therapy putty and fingers have improved strength


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