Physical Therapy at Darin Chiropractic
Whether you're trying to come back from a debilitating health problem or you're combating a chronic pain condition, you may be a prime candidate for the healing benefits of physical therapy. This broad area of medicine includes numerous modalities aimed at improving your physical function, easing discomfort, and helping you enjoy a higher state of overall wellness. Here at Darin Chiropractic in Granite City, IL, we're happy to incorporate physical therapy into our safe, non-surgical holistic health and rehabilitation plans for patients just like you.
The Many Benefits of Physical Therapy
Physical therapy takes many forms in its efforts to help people get over acute injuries or crippling ailments. If you participate in a physical therapy program, your customized plan may include:
- Strengthening exercises to help muscles atrophied by long periods of disuse or disability
- Flexibility exercises such as stretches, which can increase your range of motion and make such motions more comfortable
- Aerobic exercises to strengthen your heart/lung action and keep your joints lubricated
- Heat or cold therapy to get your circulation going, reduce inflammation or pain, and speed the healing of soft tissues
- Electrical stimulation of the muscles or nerves to improve their function
- Low-level laser therapy to ease pain and encourage healing in underlying tissues
Combining Physical Therapy, Chiropractic Care, and Other All-Natural Treatments
Physical therapy naturally enhances chiropractic care. As our chiropractor corrects joint alignment problems that affect your posture and comfort, an accompanying physical therapy plan can help your muscles adapt to this "new normal" and give your body stronger support going forward. You'll also be better able to take advantage of your improved joint function if you're also engaged in flexibility exercises that help you move more freely and with less pain.
Many of the same challenges that require chiropractic treatment also benefit from physical therapy. For example, whiplash from an auto accident injury may leave you with strained muscles and sprained ligaments as well as cervical spinal alignment issues. In such a case, you would benefit from physical therapy to rehabilitate your neck's soft tissues while you're undergoing a series of cervical spinal adjustments.
Our chiropractor can integrate your chiropractic treatment and physical therapy program into a larger care plan that includes other healing modalities, from Graston technique to kinesio taping. The end result is a healthier, more mobile, and more comfortable daily life.
Learn More from Our Chiropractor in Granite City, IL
If you're intrigued by the physical therapy's potential for treating your own health challenges, it's time to learn more from our chiropractor in Granite City, IL. Call Darin Chiropractic at (618) 931-2050!