Chiropractor is a health care profession that focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system, and the effects of these disorders on general health. These disorders include, but are not limited t o: back pain, neck pain, pain in the joints of the arms or legs, and headaches. Doctors of Chiropractic (DCs) practice a conservative approach to health care that includes patient examination, diagnosis and treatment. DCs have broad diagnostic skills and are also trained to recommend therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises, as well as to provide nutritional, lifestyle and dietary counseling.
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Massage therapy is manual manipulation of soft tissue to promote health and well being.
Massage can provide a number of benefits:
Going for a massage requires little in the way of preparation. Generally, one should be clean and should not eat just before a massage. One should not be under the influence of alcohol or non-medicinal drugs. Massage therapists generally work by appointment and usually will provide information about how to prepare for an appointment at the time of making the appointment.
Massage therapy does not have side effects. Sometimes people are concerned that massage may leave them too relaxed or too mentally unfocused. To the contrary, massage tends to leave people feeling more relaxed and alert.
Physical Medicine Therapy care when assessing and treating your specific injury or complaint. Our primary goal is to accurately identify the “ROOT CAUSE” of your problem and determine a detailed treatment plan to correct it. Emphasis is also placed on preventative measures to maintain gains made while under the direction of our entire TEAM. Many of our services are specifically designed to return patients to athletics, recreational activities, work, your daily activities or any other tasks that have been affected due to your condition.
Physical Medicine can include neuromuscular re-education. This is a series of therapeutic techniques that help restore normal function to nerves and muscles. Some of the benefits include:
Until now you may have had limited options for relief and some with daunting side effects. Pain medications, cortisone injections or even surgery may not have worked for you. In some severe cases, you may have even been forced to live with the pain. Many other doctors take a one size fits all approach to your heal and care needs. We employ staff that directs care tailored to your individual needs. So come in today and see how we can start building an approach for your care as unique as you!
What are the common causes for sport injuries?
Common Causes of Sports Injuries. The most common cause of sports injuries is overuse. Overuse injuries are commonly found in running and swimming or from practicing strokes repetitively in sports such as tennis, however adjustments can be made after injury to lower the risk of further injury.
Physical Medicine therapy helps people of all ages who have medical conditions, illnesses or injuries that limit their regular ability to move and function.
A customized therapy program can help individuals return to their prior level of functioning, and encourage activities and lifestyle changes that can help prevent further injury and improve overall health and well being.
Questions you may be asking before you step into our office:
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Physical therapy and Massage Therapy both fall under the branch of physical medicine rehabilitation.
Many Physical therapists utilize massage in the therapies. While many Massage Therapists suggest exercises and activity adjustments for lasting relief.
So what's the difference?
Physical therapists (PT) generally have a broader scope and can handle more complex diagnoses though usually this still requires conformation, and in some cases supervision of treatment. A Physical Therapist (DPT) requires a doctorate level degree and a deep understanding of the anatomical structure of the body. A Physical therapist can make recommendations about mobility tools and in some places by 2020 Doctors of Physical Therapy (DPT) may be given the ability to prescribe some medications.
Massage therapists (MT) specialize in soft tissue healing and rehabilitation. A Licenced Massage Therapist (LMT) can continually broaden their understanding through continuing educational courses to hone the therapists unique interest. The field does not require a complex degree however the certifications of the individual can help further the understanding of the specific field of practice. Massage combines a unique blend of Eastern and Western medical techniques to improve function in a holistic way. Many Massage Therapists are in the medical field in a range of practices and work under the supervision of a doctor to treat confirmed diagnoses.