SOURCE: Lang Chiropractic and Wellness Spa

January 31, 2012 10:00 ET

Abington Chiropractor Incorporates Pilates Instruction Into Wellness Center Program

ABINGTON, PA--(Marketwire - Jan 31, 2012) - Dr. Janet Lang, an Abington chiropractor who has been working with patients here and from Glenside, Meadowbrook, Roslyn, and the Greater Eastern Montgomery County region since 1995, includes Pilates instruction in the treatment regimen for many of her patients. Dr. Lang, who runs the Lang Chiropractic and Wellness Spa, works with a certified instructor at the wellness center who uses the Egoscue Method(C) to incorporate the core strengthening program into the lives of patients' recovering from chronic back pain or other injuries.

Dr. Lang says that adding Pilates instruction to her chiropractic treatment makes sense for several reasons: "When we help patients who are suffering from back pain or joint pain of some kind, we find that a holistic approach is the best way to help them recover and avoid painful relapses in the future. After undergoing spinal adjustments, they need lifestyle and exercise changes to keep from going backwards. Adding an individualized personal training regimen gets patients thinking about long term health goals as it helps them to recover from an injury. It also strengthens and tones previously weak areas and helps to regulate and improve posture naturally. Most importantly, a strong, balanced body can help people avoid future injury, experience weight loss and enjoy greater health over all."

According to Dr. Lang's certified Pilates instructor, Joan Adams, each patient is encouraged to begin an exercise regimen with individualized instruction at the wellness center. Adams says that the personal instruction ensures that the patient performs the exercises in the correct way to avoid injury and gain the most benefit.

Adams says that in addition to traditional forms of this type of exercise, she teaches the Egoscue Method(C), which was specifically designed to deal with postural issues through a series of gentle stretches and strengthening "e-cises" that target specific areas of the body that need strengthening, stretching, relaxation or realignment.

The exercises were developed by exercise therapist Pete Egoscue, who believes that musculoskeletal problems have worsened as lifestyles have become more sedentary. According to Egoscue, full health requires that the spine and all eight load-bearing joints (ankles, hips, knees and shoulders) be properly aligned. Adams says that Egoscue designed his exercise methods to mirror activities such as farm chores that would have been normal for most of the population decades ago in order to keep the body strong and aligned in a more natural way.

Abington chiropractor Dr. Lang says that she recommends a personalized exercise program even to people who are not currently recovering from an injury or chronic condition. "We all owe it to ourselves to take good care of our health. A personally-designed exercise program strengthens people from the inside out, bolstering immunity, strengthening against future injury and increasing stamina. And with our hectic lives today, who couldn't use a little more of that?"

Those who would like more information about the exercise program can visit the doctor's website at

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  • Lang Chiropractic and Wellness Spa
    Abington, PA