Dr. Silverman believes that restoring optimal function is a major component in eliminating pain and preventing injury. He offers, and integrates, a synergy therapeutic system that allows for strengthening and stretching, and increasing flexibility.
Stretching works by forcing the elastic connective tissue (the fascia) that is surrounding a muscle, to lengthen. Frequent stretching can actually make the entire muscle longer. The most obvious benefit of stretching is increased flexibility – that is, a joint’s ability to move through its entire range of motion. However, increased flexibility provides a number of other advantages, such as helping balance muscle groups within the body, improving balance and posture, increasing agility and decreasing the risk of injury. A lack of flexibility can contribute to stiffness, poor posture back pain, and movement limitations as muscles become shorter, tighter, and weaker.
• Cervical spine
• Thoracic spine
• Lower back
• Increased core power
Dr. Rob Silverman is extremely knowledgeable about nutrition, injury rehabilitation, and functional movement training and screening. I consult Dr. Silverman on all aspects of nutrition and he’s presented to my team and members of other teams at Croton-Harmon High School.
Bill Thom Head Boys Basketball Coach, Croton-Harmon High School
Strength training can benefit anyone. Studies have shown that even people in their 90s can improve their quality of life with moderate strength training. Strengthening muscles, bones, tendons, and ligaments, make us less prone to injuries and fractures, thus making day-to-day activities easier. Strength training is also beneficial to joints because the exercises take them through their full range of motion. Increased strength improves posture, reduces stress and joint problems.
Proprioception is the body’s sense of a joint position. Muscles, tendons, and ligaments send messages to brain, which in turn tells them how to react to a stimulus. Using a wobble board or rocker is a time-tested rehabilitation method that helps retrain injured muscles, tendons or ligaments to react to instability. However, exercising on a wobble board can benefit anyone, since it improves agility and reaction skills as well as increasing strength, range of motion and stability in the joints. Improved proprioception has also been shown to improve posture and reduce the incidents of overused injuries.
Exercise specificity is a key ingredient to rehabilitating an injury. Each patient receives individualized exercises to allow them to be active and perform functional pain-free movements in their daily activities or sports endeavors. Finally, scientific studies show that exercise combined with manual therapy is the most effective combination to recover from injuries.
A patient performs simple biomechanical tasks such as walking, running, swinging a golf club, or performing any pain-provoking activities. This movement is then analyzed using a video equipment to determine the structures and areas of dysfunction, within their musculoskeletal system.
This enables Dr. Silverman to be structure-specific in his assessment to allow for quickest, effective clinical outcome.
Schedule a Functional Movement Assessment appointment with Dr. Silverman today to find out how efficiently you move.
Westchester Medical Pavilion
311 North St. Ste G1
White Plains, NY 10605
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