Physical therapy can play a key role in helping you recover from a musculoskeletal injury. At Life Force Chiropractic in Glen Burnie, we often incorporate physical therapy in our chiropractic treatments to recuperate muscle strength and restore flexibility and mobility. These FAQS explain more about physical therapy and the benefits it has to offer in helping you recover from an injury.
What is physical therapy?
Physical therapy (PT) is a type of care designed to ease pain and restore body function when recovering from a musculoskeletal injury or medical condition like stroke. It often consists of therapeutic exercises, stretches, and manual therapy to strengthen spinal support and improve mobility, flexibility, and range of motion.
What kinds of injuries can physical therapy treat?
Physical therapy can be used to help treat a wide variety of injuries to include neck, shoulder, and back pain, herniated discs, rotator cuff injuries, tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, pulled hamstrings, muscle strains, sciatic nerve pain, and more.
After an evaluation of your condition, our chiropractor can determine how physical therapy will fit into your chiropractic treatment. In addition to expediting your recovery, physical therapy can help enhance sports play, improve posture, and improve balance and coordination.
Who can benefit from physical therapy?
If you’re having problems with mobility, have pain and discomfort due to an injury or chronic condition, or are trying to recuperate strength and agility, physical therapy can help. Physical therapy exercises help reduce pain and restore body function, enabling you to avoid disability, surgery, and the use of prescription medications.
How does physical therapy complement chiropractic care?
Depending on your condition, our Glen Burnie chiropractor may combine physical therapy exercises with chiropractic techniques to help you recover from a musculoskeletal injury.
Chiropractic adjustments and manipulation are used to correct spinal misalignments that may occur in auto or sports injuries. Misplaced bones and joints can put pressure on spinal nerves, leaving you with pain and discomfort. Stretches help reduce muscle tension and keep joints lubricated to facilitate the process of realigning your spine and restoring balance to your system.
Adjustments and manipulation also help reduce pain and inflammation to help your body heal. Stretching and strength building exercises expedite the healing process by strengthening weak muscles and restoring flexibility and mobility.
Why should I go to a chiropractor for physical therapy?
By going to a chiropractor, you benefit from both chiropractic care and physical therapy to help you recover from musculoskeletal injuries.
Visit Our Chiropractor in Glen Burnie for Physical Therapy Treatments
If you’re suffering from the pain and discomfort of a musculoskeletal injury, contact Life Force Chiropractic in Glen Burnie at 410-760-4141 today to learn more about our chiropractic/physical therapy pain relief treatments.