What Are Flexibility Exams?
Flexibility exams are tests run as an initial assessment to evaluate your pain level and flexibility range. We do the tests over time and reevaluate for improvement. We start with a warm up to relax your muscles and prepare.
Types of Tests for Flexibility Exams
- Sit and Reach Test
- Trunk Rotation Tests
- Groin Flexibility Test
- Additional Stretching Tests & Measurements
Initial Pain Assessment
Like any good doctor, Dr. Cohen isn’t going to simply ask you what hurts. He’s going to investigate.
On your first visit, we’ll take 2 or more x-rays of your spine. Then, we will talk about the condition of your spine and how it correlates with what you’re feeling. (On each visit, we’ll also palpate along your neck and back, looking for tenderness, knots of tension, points of misalignment, and other chiropractic red flags.)
After your assessment, we recommend a course of treatment, and figure out what makes sense for your time and budget. We accept most insurance policies.
Throughout your treatment, we will identify and attempt to make changes to everyday habits that are challenging your spine. Surprisingly simple lifestyle changes and daily practices—some as easy as stretching your head back a few times a day—can reduce pain and accelerate the healing process. We also have patients bring in a picture of their work station for ergonomic assessments.
Benefits & Goals of Flexibility Exams
Flexibility exams give a great measure of where you are at with your body and where you are going to improve. We are measuring the flexibility of a joint to reach a healthy level.
Benefits of Flexibility Exams & Treatments:
- May be able to participate in sports & everyday activities with less pain
- May improve joint mobility
- May improve circulation
- May increase flexibility
- May improve muscle strength
- May improve endurance
What To Expect From
Hell’s Kitchen Wellness Center
At Hell’s Kitchen Wellness Center, we make you feel comfortable as soon as you walk in the door. We hold private flexibility exams with personalized attention. Our friendly staff will help you with any questions along the way. We give you the results of the flexibility test instantly and we keep files to track your progress. We have state of the art equipment to ensure you are on the right track after your flexibility exam.