What Is Physical Therapy?
LaRuffa Chiropractic & Sports Rehab in Jupiter offers several rehabilitation modalities to address the needs of our patients. One of the most popular options is physical therapy. We find that many of our new patients who schedule physical therapy with us have very little understanding of what they should expect during a session or the large number of physical conditions this modality can successfully treat.
Physical therapy, often called PT, uses several approaches for treating injuries. These treatment methods include prescribing specific exercises to strengthen weak muscles, using electrotherapy and shockwaves to stimulate muscles and tendons to reduce pain, and teaching patients how to move safer and more effectively through the science of kinesiology.
Conditions Physical Therapy Can Treat
Physical therapy is one of the best treatments for chronic or acute pain caused by injuries. Millions of Americans each year find relief through outpatient physical therapy. While many believe that PT is only effective for treating injuries such as tennis elbow or frozen shoulder, the truth is that the scope of it.
Some of the ailments that physical therapy is suitable for treating are:
- Problems relating to the shoulder, such as post shoulder separation, a tear in the rotator cuff, a shoulder impingement, and a frozen shoulder
- Injuries to the neck and spine
- Fractures and tears in the hip region
- Pain and mobility issues following a joint replacement
- Most problems associated with the knee, such as tears in the meniscus and ligament injuries
- Pain in the foot and ankle caused by fractures, sprains, and tears.
- Shin splints, tendonitis, bursitis, repetitive motion injuries, and other common sports and occupational injuries
- Post-op recovery
Why a Chiropractor offers Physical Therapy
Many of our patients wonder about the effectiveness of physical therapy compared to other treatments, and why a chiropractor might opt to use physical therapy instead of chiropractic medicine to treat neuromuscular disorders. The answer is simple. Physical therapy works. At LaRuffa Chiropractic & Sports Rehab, we are committed to treating all of our patients based solely on using the best modalities available. In many situations, physical therapy is the best option.
Give Our Team in Jupiter a Call Today
Our treatment center is unique because we have access to multiple treatments, including chiropractic medicine, massage, acupuncture, and physical therapy. Since every patient is different, our team of dedicated healthcare professionals will always take the time to design a unique treatment protocol, drawing from each of our modalities specifically for the individual. You are guaranteed personal attention from our caring medical staff when you visit LaRuffa Chiropractic & Sports Rehab in Jupiter. Call our office at (561) 745-1002 to schedule a physical therapy session or to learn more about how we can help you.