Chiropractic physicians may treat their patients by use of rehabilitative or physiotherapy (physical therapy). Although chiropractors are known for our treatment of spinal related problems, at this office we also treat a wide array of issues including shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee, and ankle/foot pain.
Through the modalities of exercise, stretching, mobilization, manipulation, heat, cold, and electric stimulation, rehab therapy works to restore function, improve mobility, and decrease pain with the goal of re-establishing a patient’s prior functional level.
We focus on strength, balance, range of motion, co-ordination, endurance, and posture of each individual patient. Each patient’s individual treatment plan is geared toward reaching specific rehabilitation goals that are set by the doctor and the patient together as a team.
Rehabilitation strategies often involve specific exercises to stretch and strengthen muscles as well as to improve posture, balance, and endurance. Physical modalities including heat, cold, and electrical stimulation are also incorporated into treatment sessions. Traction machines and massage are two other valuable techniques for functional improvement and pain reduction that we employ at this office. Assistive devices such as lumbar (lower back) support braces and TENS units are available to increase patient independence.