Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Q & A
What Kinds Of Conditions Can Physical Therapy Treat?
A physical therapist is skilled in evaluating and diagnosing a variety of physical conditions. These conditions may affect one or multiple systems within the body, including your musculoskeletal system, nervous system, pulmonary system, and cardiovascular system.
If you are struggling with any one of the following conditions, you may want to consider consulting with a physical therapist:
- Injury from sports, work, or auto accident
- Back or neck pain
- Arm and leg pain
- Muscle strain
- Ligament sprain
- Acute and chronic health conditions including COPD, CAD, and stroke
In addition to managing disease and resolving symptoms, physical therapy also plays an important role in disease prevention. By maximizing a person's postural strength, body mechanics, and balance, a physical therapist can reduce a person's risk for injury and prevent chronic issues from recurring or developing.
Can I Receive Physical Therapy Even If I've Been Receiving Chiropractic Care?
Yes! In fact, chiropractor Dr. Atzmon and our physical therapist find that their patients tend to heal faster and achieve better outcomes when they consult with both doctors simultaneously. This is because the natural and restorative healing effects of chiropractic care greatly enhance the beneficial effects of physical therapy. By optimizing your spine and nervous system through chiropractic adjustments, for example, you'll be more prepared to safely perform therapeutic exercises prescribed by your physical therapist.
What Should I Expect During A Physical Therapy Session?
When you come to the Atzmon Chiropractic Center for a physical therapy appointment, you can expect to be treated with care and respect. Dr. Loazia will review your past medical history and current health. Dr. Loazia may also perform a variety of special tests and objective measures to pinpoint specific areas of weakness, imbalances, and other problems. Her treatment plan will be customized and implemented based off this information, and may include:
- Therapeutic exercise prescription
- Manual therapy
- Body mechanics training and postural rehabilitation
- Neuromuscular re-education
- Modalities including cryotherapy, electrical stimulation, ultrasound, and moist heat therapy