On May 4, 2019 Doctor James Schofield attended a chiropractic educational conference in Tampa, Florida. Chiropractors from many areas of the country participated. Doctor Schofield is a Pittsburgh North Hills chiropractor.
One of the classes involved use of rehabilitation exercises to improve patient’s health. Chiropractors treat problems associated with the spine including lower back pain, neck pain, headaches, sciatica, and spinal disc problems. Chiropractors utilize adjustments, sometimes called manipulation, to realign misplaced or improperly moving spinal bones called vertebrae.
Rehabilitation exercises increase flexibility and strength of areas of the spine, back and extremities to aid the chiropractic adjustment. Rehabilitation has been shown to speed healing and create stability to prevent the condition from returning.
Rehabilitation exercises must be custom tailored for each patient. All patients regardless of age can perform some type of rehabilitation.
Dr Schofield also attended a chiropractic treatment workshop called Myofascial Disruption Technique (MFDT). MFDT is a method of diagnosing and treating soft tissue injuries of muscles, ligaments, tendons and fascia that are causing pain. These soft tissues may be contributing to headache, neck and back pain and can also affect the extremity areas such as the shoulder, elbow, hip, knee and ankle. MFDT allows Dr Schofield to help these injured areas to heal more quickly.
Dr. Schofield maintains licenses to practice chiropractic in Pennsylvania, Florida and New Jersey.