Guide to Physical Therapy with Chiropractic Care
Physical therapy is an effective natural pain relief method among those available. At West Loop Spine & Stability and Wicker Park Spine & Stability, we’re happy to provide this method in addition to chiropractic care. If you live in the Chicago, IL, area, read on to learn about physical therapy and how it can benefit you.
What Is Physical Therapy?
In short, physical therapy is a field that studies and improves the movement of individuals. Physical therapists typically use various forms of stretching, exercises, and range of motion activities to help patients achieve optimal movement.
Providers might send you to see a physical therapist after surgery or an injury that impacts how you move and function. Through personalized strategies, physical therapy providers can help you get back, or even surpass, your pre-injury life.
However, you don’t have to wait until a severe injury or procedure to benefit from physical therapy. Many athletes utilize this to optimize their performance. You could choose to visit a physical therapist to better care for your body.
Physical therapy providers can help if you suffer from headaches, neck pain, back pain, or shoulder pain. They can correct poor posture and help when something in your movement doesn’t feel right.
Our Combination of the Two
Don’t be surprised if your chiropractor refers you to a physical therapist or if physical therapy is a service your chiropractor provides on-site. Chiropractic care and physical therapy effectively treat pain and other issues. Combining the two is like a powerhouse of treatments.
Chiropractic care focuses on the health and alignment of the entire neuromusculoskeletal system. Physical therapy focuses on movement and how the neuromusculoskeletal system impacts your activity. With providers addressing both sides of the system, you receive more optimal results.
For instance, if you have pain in your back, it might be due to spinal misalignment. That misalignment can impact your posture, nerves, and muscles.
Chiropractic care will focus on correcting the alignment issue and relieving any compression on the nerves and muscles. Physical therapy will focus on stretching the spine, easing tense muscles, and strengthening the spine to support better posture. Though this is a little explanation, it can give you an idea of how the two work together.
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