Therapeutic Exercise

Therapeutic Exercise is a well respected and accepted treatment option utilized by the medical community for a variety of injuries, such as: Auto accidents, sports injuries, work injures, wear & tear injuries, etc.

Therapeutic Exercise addresses many conditions such as: Low-back pain, neck pain, arthritis, fractures, rotator cuff injuries, carpal tunnel, strains & sprains, whiplash, etc.

Therapeutic Exercise addresses the above injuries and conditions by having a licensed Chiropractor perform a thorough evaluation of the patient’s ROM (range of motion), strength, muscle performance, posture, functional ability (work, home…), coordination, balance, etc. The Chiropractor will then construct a specific treatment plan to address these areas of deficit.

Therapeutic Exercise utilizes modalities such as cold laser, cryotherapy (ice), moist heat, electrical muscle stimulation, TENS (Transcutaneous Muscle Stimulation), and topical analgesics (to name a few). Chiropractors also may utilize soft tissue mobilization, posture training, ergonomics training, and biomechanics training, but the CORE of Therapeutic Exercise is clearly based around EXERCISE.

The goal of Therapeutic Exercise is to help the individual restore, maintain, and promote overall fitness and health, and regain full function in the community or workplace.

In Short: Therapeutic Exercise primarily addresses the MUSCLES and the individual’s general FUNCTION.


  • Dr. Dave Tharp D.C. earned his Doctorate at Logan College of Chiropractic in St Louis, Missouri. He loves helping his patients. When not working, he loves spending family time with his wife, Deidra, and their 3 children, Henry, Charlie, and Mary Kate, as well as being active in his church.

Eliminating Pain with Superior Chiropractic Care

The Ohio Neck & Back Pain Relief Center is located at 491 E. Center St. Marion, Ohio 43302. We serve patients not only in Marion, but as well as folks in surrounding communites such as Waldo, Bucyrus, Delaware, Cardington, Mt Gilead, Kenton, even Columbus.