Painful, debilitating health challenges can affect various parts of your body in various ways. While chiropractic adjustment can play a valuable role in addressing many such problems, there are times when your body needs other types of care as well. If you need to manage chronic pain, recover from surgery, rehabilitate an injury, or simply improve the function of weak tissues, you may benefit from physical therapy. Here at Regenerative Health and Chiropractic, we're proud to offer this service to our patients in Granite City, IL.
What Is Physical Therapy?
Physical therapy is a broad term applied to healing modalities that help individuals regain lost mobility, improve specific physical functions, overcome pain and other disabling symptoms, and improve balance or coordination. Exercises play a prominent role in many physical therapy treatment plans. Examples include the use of a balance board, strength training, cardiovascular exercises such as walking on a treadmill or riding a stationary bike and exercises to improve manual dexterity. If you struggle with unsteady balance or a painful back, you may perform exercises that strengthen the core muscles of your pelvis, lower back, and abdomen.
Physical therapy also encompasses many other modalities. You may benefit from heat or cold therapy, laser therapy, kinesiology taping, therapeutic ultrasound, and electrical muscle or nerve stimulation. Our chiropractor can discuss with you your needs and prescribe specific modalities as a complement to chiropractic treatment.
How Does Physical Therapy Help?
Physical therapy is frequently prescribed to help people get over painful problems such as repetitive motion injuries, sports injuries, auto accident injuries, and slip-and-fall injuries in the workplace. They can also help new mothers recover from childbirth, enable a more complete recuperation from surgery, and help retrain the body in the wake of a stroke or neuromuscular disease. If you suffer from a chronic pain condition, such as arthritis, physical therapy can help you move more freely and comfortably.
How is Physical Therapy a Natural Companion to Chiropractic Care?
Chiropractic care and physical therapy go hand in hand. Your chiropractor at our clinic may recommend physical therapy exercises. For instance, to help your muscle build enough strength to support your newly-adjusted spinal alignment correctly, which in turn places the muscles under less stress. Many of the same nerve and joint problems that respond to chiropractic care also benefit from physical therapy.
Schedule an Appointment with Our Chiropractor in Granite City, IL
Call Regenerative Health and Chiropractic today at (618) 931-2050 for more information on physical therapy or to schedule an appointment.