Restore & Maintain
Is that old injury flaring up? Or have you received chiropractic care, but you're still in pain?
If all that your doctor does is reduce the pain and stop there, the chances of the condition recurring are much greater. To prevent a recurrence of symptoms, you must continue receiving care once your symptoms are gone. Our Physical Therapists will customize a plan for you that incorporates stretching exercises, strength & stability movements, balance & coordination techniques, as well as motion and flexibility training.
We teach our patients specific exercises to help strengthen and correct their unique problem. These exercises can be performed in the comfort of your own home and can improve the effectiveness of your chiropractic adjustments. In addition to skeletal misalignment, muscles and connective tissues can be out of place or strained by improper alignment and use. Specific exercises and stretches along with our chiropractic adjustments can help your body stay in balance and health. We offer customized exercise programs to meet each patient's needs.
We often find it helpful to coach our patients on activities they should avoid or do differently to avoid aggravating their particular health challenge. Our goal is to help every patient achieve a fulfilling and happy lifestyle full of the activities they enjoy most. We recognize that each patient is a whole person, and helping them reach complete health and wellness is a collaborative effort between our professionals and our patients.
Q: What is a typical physical therapy treatment?
A: Your initial treatment with evaluation will take approximately 1 to 1 ½ hours, and typical visits after will take 45 minutes to 1 hour depending upon treatment. During treatment, your therapist may use modalities such as ultrasound and electrical stimulation to assist in pain, inflammation and tissue tightness, but by far the therapists most effective tools are their hands. Lastly, your treatment will include exercises and instruction on a home care program to improve strength to the affected area and improve long-term results.
Q: What should I wear?
A: It is best to wear clothing and shoes that are appropriate for exercise. The clothing should be loose fitting to easily expose the area that is being treated. You may be asked to put on a gown depending on where your pain or problem is located.
Q: How long will it take me to rehabilitate my injury?
A: This is a very common question but is also very difficult to answer. Although there are many similar injuries everyone’s rehabilitation differs, based on age, duration of injury, associated health issues, activity and overall fitness level. Your therapist may be able to give you a more accurate estimation of your rehabilitation after initial evaluation and treatment.