Physical Therapy at Walker Chiropractic and Wellness Center
Are you struggling with the effects of a recent injury, recovering from a major illness, or coping with painful functional limitations caused by chronic health problems? If so, you're probably looking for the most effective path to a higher quality of life. Physical therapy can offer some powerful techniques for getting you back on your feet, both literally and figuratively. That's why we include this form of care among our other healing modalities at Walker Chiropractic and Wellness Center in Miramar, FL.
What Is Physical Therapy?
The term "physical therapy" refers to a variety of techniques aimed at improving your strength, function, balance, sensory function, and/or pain-free range of motion. You might be in need of these techniques if you're suffering from:
- Acute auto, work, or sports injuries
- Post-operative weakness or tissue damage
- Neurological conditions that produce pain, tingling, weakness, or numbness
- Degenerative joint conditions that affect your flexibility and mobility
- Chronic pain syndromes related to muscle spasms or inflammatory disorders
Physical therapy techniques can be either active or passive in nature. Active physical therapy includes exercises in which you focus on stretching or strengthening specific tissues. Examples include balancing on a board to recover flexibility and strength in your feet and legs, or stretching exercises to loosen tight tendons and muscles. Core exercises may be used to strengthen the large muscle groups that govern your center of gravity and spinal support. Passive forms of physical therapy include pain-relieving, anti-inflammatory, or tissue-healing treatments such as ultrasound, massage therapy, laser therapy and electrical muscle stimulation.
A Powerful Complement to Chiropractic Care and Other Healing Strategies
Physical therapy offers plenty of benefits on its own, but when combined with other conservative healing modalities, it can prove even more effective. Our Miramar chiropractor, Dr. Venessa Walker, may prescribe it alongside techniques such as chiropractic adjustment, nutritional changes, and lifestyle changes as part of a customized holistic treatment plan. In the case of an auto accident that causes whiplash, for example, you might need spinal adjustments to correct your cervical alignment as well as corrective exercises to rehabilitate your neck muscles and massage therapy to ease your pain. By addressing every aspect of your health simultaneously, we can help you get the most out of your physical therapy program.
Ask Our Miramar FL Chiropractor if Physical Therapy Can Help You
Could a course of physical therapy make a major difference in your health, mobility and comfort? Find out by calling our Miramar FL chiropractor today at (954) 639-7257. We'll be happy to evaluate your condition and make whatever treatment recommendations will do you the most good!