Physical therapy/rehabilitation aids in relaxing tightened muscles and soft tissues related to pain. We use passive and active physical therapies to help the body recover. If chiropractic care is part of your treatment plan, physical rehabilitation will help aid in holding the chiropractic adjustments in place.
Re-training the body to be in proper alignment can help reduce and prevent further pain and injury.
We use passive physical therapy for those in severe pain as this type of therapy requires no effort on the patient’s part. Passive physical therapy consists of Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) Unit, Heat/Ice Packs, Ultrasound, Hydrotherapy, Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) and Stretching.
- Active Therapy
- Heat/Cold Therapy
- Laser Therapy
- Manual Therapy
- Myofascial Release Therapy
- Passive Therapy
- Ultrasound Therapy
Once the body has time to recover and pain has decreased, our providers begin to add active therapy to aid in a quicker recovery. Active physical therapy involves the patient taking an active role during their physical therapy appointments which includes utilizing various therapy machines. Active therapy also teaches patients how to prevent further injury by demonstrating techniques to use when lifting heavy objects, conducting activities of daily living, or performing job requirements that require constant movement or lifting, etc.
We also incorporate Myofascial Release Therapy which uses applied pressure and low load stretching to the affected areas to decrease muscle tightness. This technique helps relax, stretch, soften and increase length of the tissues and muscles.
Combining different types of therapy, as part of an overall treatment plan, allows a patient to heal quicker and get back on the path to a normal life.