Physical Therapy (PT)
We all know we need to stay active to be healthy, but sometimes that activity can lead to injuries. A sports injury can slow you down and affect your healthy lifestyle. Using all-natural PT to help you recover from these types of injuries is the best way to ensure you can stay active and healthy. At Colonia Spine Wellness Center, serving Colonia NJ, we aim to help you stay as healthy as possible despite injuries along the way.
What is PT?
Physical therapy is a type of treatment plan which helps patients regain the flexibility, strength, and range of motion which they have lost due to a sports injury. In many cases, physical therapy can also help to prevent future injuries.
This type of therapy is often needed for athletes who are more susceptible to injuries. Because of the stressful training conditions, the body is at greater risk of injury.
During PT a patient is taught different exercises and stretches to help increase their strength, flexibility, and range of motion. These exercises are monitored by the chiropractor to ensure the patient does not further injure themselves.
Why Choose a Chiropractor for PT?
Chiropractic care is focused on bringing the muscles and joints back into proper functioning order. This is accomplished with non-evasive, drug-free methods. This type of therapy focuses on the health of the entire body and not just one part.
What Can I Expect at My First Visit?
During your first visit to the chiropractor, your provider will collect detailed information concerning you and your health issues. This information will be used to create a customized care plan for you. In some cases, your provider may want to take x-rays. This will allow them to know exactly what is going on with your muscles and joints.
During your visits, your provider will work your muscles and joints through a series of exercises and stretches. In some cases, a chiropractor may want to also incorporate other forms of treatment such as spinal adjustments or massage therapy.
Some people do experience soreness following a PT session. This is normal and can usually be relieved with soaking in Epsom salt baths. The soreness is a result of pushing the muscles beyond their comfort zone. Stiffness is a common side effect of an injury.