SOURCE: Whitehead Chiropractic

March 01, 2012 10:00 ET

Austin Chiropractor Announces Strengthening and Rehab Treatment

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwire - Mar 1, 2012) - Whitehead Chiropractic announced that the wellness center provides strengthening and rehabilitation programs to help patients heal following an injury. The customized treatment programs are designed to help restore movement, balance and flexibility to the body. Rehab treatment plans incorporate corrective care exercises to build muscle strength, Kinesio Taping, and McKenzie exercises. Patients who suffer from a pinched nerve, sciatica, back pain, knee pain and other injuries may benefit from these treatments.

Austin patients struggling to heal following an accident injury have a new option for rehabilitation care. In addition to providing spinal adjustments, chiropractor Dr. Wendee Whitehead is Board Certified in Rehabilitation and Strengthening.

"Pain relief is just one part of the injury rehabilitation process," said Dr. Whitehead. "Once the underlying injury has been corrected, my goal is to help patients safely rebuild their flexibility, balance and strength so that they may once again live active, healthy lives."

According to Dr. Whitehead, Austin back pain patients, runners with chronic knee pain, athletes with sports injuries like shoulder pain, and personal injury patients can all benefit from rehab programs. "Each patient has unique wellness needs, and every treatment program is completely customized to these needs," said Dr. Whitehead. "These plans help patients discover true pain relief and build back their muscle strength, coordination and flexibility."

Dr. Whitehead incorporates a variety of different treatment techniques, including corrective care exercises, Kinesio Taping, and McKenzie exercises. The McKenzie exercise program was developed by a New Zealand doctor as a total system for evaluating and relieving back pain through gentle stretching and strengthening exercises. According to Dr. Whitehead, these exercises can help naturally relieve back pain, knee pain, foot pain, hip pain and leg pain by correcting painful patterns of movement. This can also help prevent future injuries.

"A combination of rehab exercises, such as the McKenzie exercise program and corrective care exercises, typically produces the best results," said Dr. Whitehead. "As a chiropractor, my goal is to help patients by accelerating the recovery process, while ensuring that the body heals correctly and safely."

Dr. Whitehead also offers Kinesio Taping, a rehabilitative taping technique that helps facilitates the body's natural healing process. According to Dr. Whitehead, Kinesio Tape is specifically applied to injured soft tissue in order to facilitate healing and lymphatic drainage. Dr. Whitehead typically uses this treatment in conjunction with corrective exercises to safely facilitate the movement of injured tissue.

Dr. Whitehead teaches her patients corrective care exercises that can be done from the comforts of home or the gym. These exercises utilize common gym equipment, such as kettle bells and foam rollers, which can also be purchased for home use.

"I recognize that patients lead busy lives, and regular rehab appointments may be difficult to schedule," said Dr. Whitehead. "By teaching patients corrective exercises that can be done at home or at the gym, I am able to educate and empower my patients in their journey back to good health.

Individuals who wish to learn more about rehab and strengthening treatments may visit the website at:

Contact Information

  • Whitehead Chiropractic
    Austin, TX