Physical Therapy is a valuable treatment method for most musculoskeletal conditions, and the team at Appalchian Chiropractic, uses Physical Therapy techniques as a fundamental part of each patient’s customized treatment plan. Physical Therapy is also beneficial for managing chronic pain, so if you’re experiencing any kind of muscular or joint pain.
Frequently Asked Questions
Most frequent questions and answers
What is Physical Therapy?
Physical Therapy utilizes a range of noninvasive treatments and exercises to help you recover from injury or illness. Physical Therapy technicians often work in collaboration with chiropractors and other health care professionals to provide a holistic approach to your treatment plan. Physical Therapy care is focused on easing the pain, restoring function, and improving mobility, and may include:
- Functional mobility
- Stretching exercise
- Core strengthening exercises
- Ultrasound therapy
Physical Therapy technicians also help patients adjust to using mobility aids and artificial limbs, and make adjustments to these physical aids as patients progress.
Jarrod shows you how to exercise safely at home and gives you a plan to follow that they’ve tailored to your exact requirements.
What conditions can physical Therapy help with?
Jarrod is effective in aiding recovery and promoting well-being for many different conditions and offers significant benefits to patients who need:
- Help with balance problems
- Relief from chronic pain
- Help to recover from an illness or accident
- Rehabilitation following a sports injury
- Help managing chronic illnesses such as diabetes
- Help to improve their range of movement
- Postnatal therapy
Physical Therapy is a safe form of treatment that’s suitable for people of all ages and plays an important part in improving the quality of patients’ lives.
What happens at a physical therapy appointment?
The first stage is your assessment, where your physical Therapy team examines your medical history in detail and asks you about what your symptoms are and how well you cope with everyday activities.
your physical Therapy technician may conduct some tests to check specific capabilities, such as:
- Examining your posture both standing and seated
- Checking how well-balanced you are
- Watching you walk on the level as well as up and down slopes
- Observing how well you turn, reach, bend over, and grip
Once your physical Therapy technician has gathered all the information they need, they’ll ask you what your priorities are and what you wish to achieve, and then develop a treatment plan around your condition and goals.