The Unique Benefits of Physical Therapy
Physical therapists are experts in improving mobility and motion after an accident, illness or physical problem that has became increasingly painful. They have specialized training in helping people of all ages regain the original quality of life prior to the pain condition.
Best of all, there are no debilitating and expensive painkillers necessary.
A physical therapist working in a chiropractic environment is especially recommended. Why? Because a chiropractor and his health team are experts in understanding how the bones, muscle and tissue in the body work and how to minimize or alleviate the inflammation in the body that is causing the problem.
Our physical therapy team, works one-on-one with patients and clients of all ages and abilities. The goal is to expand, restore, and maintain motion quickly and safely and minimize pain.
How can we physical therapist help you?
Your certified physical therapist will conduct a thorough exam and talk to you about your symptoms and challenges related to your problem, in addition to getting a detailed medical history to see the ‘big picture’ of your health.
Next, a customized treatment plan will be designed just for you. The goals are to help your joints move better and to restore or increase your flexibility, strength, endurance, coordination, and/or balance.
When treatment starts, our team will focus on reducing the inflammation that is leading to the pain condition by using manual therapy, at home exercises and techniques such as heat, cold, water, ultrasound and electrical stimulation.
Physical therapy almost always includes exercise. It can include stretching, core exercises, weight lifting, and walking. Your physical therapist may teach you an exercise program so you can do it at home.
The adage is true—use it or lose it when it comes to muscle, joint and bone preservation.
Improve Mobility & Motion
Message to all patients is that you have to be able to move to the best of your physical capacity. Without some ability to move, obesity can set in, a disease has become an epidemic in the U.S. Studies show that prolonged sitting can be unhealthy and that walking each day can help reduce the risk of heart disease, joint problems, back trouble , stroke and even cancer.
Consistent movement is also vital to maintaining a healthy balance system, and that's important because falls often lead to significant, costly injuries.
Avoid Surgery and Prescription Drugs
Many patients are referred by family doctors, orthopedists and other medical specialists. They look to our team to devise physical therapy treatment plans to help rehabilitate their patients after a major medical trauma, illness or surgery.
In today’s cost-conscious healthcare climate, treatment by a chiropractor and physical therapist is often an equally, if not more effective, and less expensive, than surgery and pricy prescription painkilling drugs for numerous conditions ranging from back pain and degenerative disk disease to meniscal tears and knee osteoarthritis.
Participate In Your Recovery
Physical therapists work in partnership with their patients. Treatment plans can be designed for the patient's individual goals, challenges, and needs on a day-to-day basis. Receiving treatment by a physical therapist is rarely a passive activity so participating in your own recovery can be physically and mentally empowering!
In more complex or serious cases, patients can develop a longer-term relationship with their physical therapist in order to maintain a continuum of health and movement throughout life.
Choose your physical therapist as carefully as you choose your physician
If you suffer from an acute or chronic condition for which your physician has recommended physical therapy, make an appointment to discuss your medical condition.
Today, there are many proven alternatives to invasive back surgery and debilitating and expensive prescription pain medication. But patients and families need to be aware of these alternative therapies for chronic back pain. The discovery of the right back pain treatment can offer a dramatically improved quality of life.