Physical Medicine

It helps to restore body function and reduce acute and chronic pain.

Physical medicine is critical in patients’ recovery journey. These help to not only restore ranges of motion, rebuild muscle strength and increase overall endurance, but also to build strength, flexibility, stability and balance. Physical medicine incorporates many different treatment types. The commonality between them all is that the practitioner will have some form of physical contact with the patient. This therapeutic touch is what helps guide the patient on their journey to regaining function and decreasing pain. Furthermore, they assist in the reduction of inflammation which is a critical component to healing. Additionally when performed properly these modalities aid in the functioning of the lymphatic system leading to good lymphatic drainage which is crucial for efficient detoxification.

The main purpose of these treatments is to speed up rehabilitation and recovery, enhance and restore function, and regain the ability to once again engage in normal activities of daily living while enhancing and maintaining one’s general quality of life. Patients who have a variety of physical impairments or disabilities affecting the brain, spinal cord, nerves, bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, and tendons can benefit greatly from such approaches.

The treatment plan may include the utilization of different modalities as single therapies or in combination, such as:

  • Orthopedic Assessment
  • Massage Therapy
  • Chiropractic Adjustment
  • Osteopathic Manipulations
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Reflexology
  • Therapeutic exercises

Each patient’s program is individually tailored with the specific needs and current capabilities of the patient in mind.