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  • Did you know that your chiropractor can help you with physical rehabilitation as well?  In fact, it's one of the most well-known services that a chiropractor can offer. 
     

    Sports Medicine, Physical Rehabilitation, and More

     While playing sports is both a source of enjoyment as well as a way to get exercise for many people, doing so also exposes people to the risk of injury. If you do end up becoming injured during any type of activity, proper rehabilitation with a Chiropractor can make a huge difference in your recovery. Injuries happen in all types of sports fitness, but the way that you treat them can make a big difference in reducing your risk of future injuries.  

    We do more than just mask the pain your injuries cause, we also help prevent future sports related injuries by correcting muscular imbalance and helping to properly align your spine and other joints. While you can never eliminate the risk of being injured while playing a sport, our services can actually decrease the odds that you will suffer an injury, and possibly bounce back quicker if an injury occurs.  There are several types of physical rehabilitation that our practice offers such as standard physical rehabilitation, scoliosis physical rehabilitation, and functional neurology. 

    Standard Physical Rehab 

    Physical rehabilitation helps patients that are suffering physical problems related to injuries and illness.  There's really no "one size fits all" where physical rehabilitation is concerned.  An elderly patient suffering from osteoarthritis is going to need different rehabilitation than a young healthy athlete with a back injury.  Arthritis is a big example. 

    For any patient dealing with arthritis life can be challenging. In addition to constant joint pain, there is also a loss of mobility as well that can have an even greater impact on a patient's life. Fortunately physical rehabilitation has proven to be an effective means of treatment that can both reduce discomfort as well as increasing mobility. For patients with arthritis we will focus on using a combination of treatments, diet modification, and specialized exercises in order to treat a patient. From a chiropractic standpoint, we focus on using gentle spinal manipulation to help achieve optimal alignment. We encourage an anti-inflammatory diet, and teach patients about exercises they can safely do to regain strength and mobility. Arthritis is a long-term disease with no cure, but an experienced pain management specialist can help you to manage this disease so that it doesn't have much of an impact on your life.

    We tailor a patient's treatment based on a lot of different factors. We teach patients how to prevent or manage their condition so that they will achieve long-term health benefits. We examine each individual and develop a plan, using treatment techniques to reduce pain, restore function, and prevent disability. In addition, we work with individuals to prevent the loss of mobility before it occurs by developing fitness- and wellness-oriented programs for healthier and more active lifestyles."

    Functional Neurology 

    What is functional neurology?  Unlike traditional neurology, which looks at a nerve as functional or non-functional, functional neurology is more of a spectrum, with one end of the scale being optimal health and the other end of the scale being failure.  A physical rehabilitation patient will be examined and it can be determined if the nerve in question is receiving enough circulation and nutrients after which appropriate therapy can be prescribed.  

    Once a patient starts functional neurology treatment, she or he can start to get relief from headaches, sciatica, tremor disorders, and more. 

    Scoliosis Physical Rehabilitation 

    Scoliosis physical rehabilitation includes being fitted for a scoliosis brace, as well as determining if there is any muscular degeneration.  During a physical rehabilitation session for a patient with scoliosis, we determine flexibility and mobility.  The patient will be asked questions about how much pain they're in if any, and whether or not they're wearing their scoliosis brace for the recommended amount of time per day, and any other challenges or things to note.  A specific set of corrective exercises will be prescribed and the patient's progress is closely monitored by all the providers involved in their care.

    To schedule a physical rehabilitation consultation, give us a call today at (480) 892-0022. There's no need to be in pain any longer.