You may not have realized how well physical therapy and chiropractic care can work with each other. With chiropractic care, you will be taking the pressure off of your central nervous system. Tension and pressure can build up in your spinal cord and cause many negative symptoms. With physical therapy, you can strengthen your body. Keep reading to learn more about each of these treatments and how they can help you.
What Chiropractic Care Involves
Chiropractors work to find the areas of pressure and remove this interference with chiropractic adjustments. The goal of the adjustments is to help decrease tension in your muscles while increasing your range of motion. Adjustments can also help stop some of the pain associated with your condition. This will improve your well-being and overall health.
Chiropractic care is beneficial to you whether or not you have an injury. Every pressure point in your spine and each nerve ending correlate with your organs, which means that having a properly aligned spine is vital to your wellness. An adjustment is painless, non-invasive, and is a good way to help you heal without medication or painful surgeries. Physical therapy can complement your chiropractic adjustments and help you heal faster.
What Physical Therapy Involves
You can address a range of different issues with physical therapy. That can include sports injuries, fibromyalgia, and other ailments that can cause a person to have decreased physical abilities. Physical therapy treatments can help improve your flexibility, coordination, and strength. With physical therapy, you will do exercises that work out certain areas in your body to help you improve your mobility, and work to stabilize and strengthen your joints, as well.
A good therapist will look at your body as a whole. That way, they can better identify the way that poor joint alignment or posture causes pain and structural weaknesses. Once this has been identified, a treatment plan can be created.
Physical Therapy Treatments
Sometimes, passive therapy techniques may be used. These can include ice and hot packs, ultrasound therapy, and electrical muscle stimulation. On the other hand, active therapy techniques may also be used, such as therapeutic exercises that will strengthen your body, as well as manual treatments.
If you want to see both a physical therapist and a chiropractor, you do not have to choose between the two of them. These specialities can and do work together quite well! With chiropractic care, you can have better physical health, spinal alignment, and nerve function. On the other hand, physical therapy can give you an improved range of motion and more strength, including improved muscle, ligament, and tendon function.
If you’re interested in learning more about how to integrate chiropractic care with your current physical therapy program, or how to supplement your chiropractic treatments with physical therapy, give us a call! We’d love to help you achieve your best health!