What is Physical Rehab?
Physical rehabilitation can occur over a matter of weeks, months, or even years, depending on the severity of the conditions that are being treated.
Causes for Physical Rehabilitation
Physical rehab can be used as a form of treatment for a variety of injuries and conditions, whether they’re acute or chronic. Some of the most common issues that are treated with physical rehabilitation include:
More Common Than You’d Think
A Holistic Alternative
Though it’s important to follow your physician’s advice and take medications when prescribed, it’s reasonable for patients to be averse to taking prescription pain medications indefinitely.
Physical rehab targets the root cause of pain, discomfort, and mobility limitations in order to help patients feel relief from pain, decrease dependence on pain medications, and improve their overall quality of life.
Physical Rehab vs. Physical Therapy
Physical therapists focus on rehabilitating their patients’ mobility. Typically, this means assessing a patient’s current movement capabilities (or limitations), setting goals, and coming up with a treatment plan that focuses on restoring as much of that movement as possible. This treatment plan can include stretching, strengthening exercises, and passive modalities like massage therapy.
How Chiropractic Care is Different
Chiropractic care is another type of treatment that falls under the umbrella of physical rehab. Chiropractors specialize in the neuromusculoskeletal system, which is broken down into the following parts of the body:
The nervous system
The skeletal system
Muscles, tendons, and ligaments
The Goals of Chiropractic Care
When the alignment of one body part is off, excess stress is placed on other parts of the body. This, in turn, can lead to pain, weakness, limited mobility, and further complications down the line.
Your spine is composed of a series of discs and vertebrates. When one of your spinal discs becomes herniated, degenerated, or bulges out of place due to strain over time, it can lead to serious discomfort and pain.
Chiropractic care targets spinal pain through a treatment called spinal decompression, which removes excess pressure from the spine to reduce these adverse effects and promote healthy alignment.
Physical Therapy and Exercise
What to Expect from Essential ChiroCare
We don’t believe in putting a Band-Aid over your symptoms. We believe in true physical rehabilitation, instilling healthy habits, promoting physical alignment, and equipping you with the tools you need to see long-term success. If you’ve been experiencing pain or mobility limitations, our goal is to work with you to make sure they’re gone for good.