The Pettibon System is a popular chiropractic protocol with a proven track record of improving postural alignment of a patient’s spine. The Pettibon System consists of three distinct phases, including acute care, rehabilitation and correction, and maintenance and supportive care.
Phase 1) Acute Care
The acute care phase lasts 14 to 21 days. During the acute care phase, the goal is to reduce or eliminate the patient’s symptoms as quickly as possible. The chiropractor will help the patient improve his or her range of motion. The chiropractor will also begin working to restore normal sagittal spine alignment.
Patients will also receive instructions on how to perform various therapeutic procedures at home. These at-home procedures will strengthen postural muscles and build endurance.
The chiropractor will perform an x-ray at the end of the acute care phase. The x-ray will be used to assess the patient’s progress – including whether or not they’re ready for the rehabilitation and correction phase.
Phase 2) Rehabilitation and Correction
The rehabilitation and correction phase requires three treatments per week. When the muscles undergo three treatments per week, it allows them to maximize strength and endurance gains while still enjoying sufficient rest to heal.
Rehabilitation and correction continues until the patient achieves normal sagittal and coronal spine alignments. This can take anywhere from 90 days to 24 months. Recovery time will depend on the age of the patient, the extent of injuries, and patient compliance, among other factors.
Phase 3) Maintenance and Supportive Care
The maintenance and supportive care phase focuses on making the structural changes achieved in the first two phases last long-term. This phase consists of weekly workouts. Patients will also receive lifestyle habit coaching to support their long-term health goals.
By completing the three phases of the Pettibon System, patients can maximize their spinal health and relieve symptoms of various conditions. The Pettibon System is a popular and proven chiropractic care procedure shown to significantly relieve symptoms in patients around the word.
Renew Chiropractic in Lakewood, Colorado specializes in the Pettibon System. As a skilled Pettibon System practitioner, Dr. Jumper can walk patients through all three phases of treatment, putting them on the path to long-term health and wellness. Schedule a free consultation for Pettibon treatment in Lakewood by calling 720-493-5885.