If you are experiencing new or worsening pain due to an injury, illness, or another health issue, Weston physiotherapy may be the right option for you. Physiotherapy can relieve symptoms without the need for other treatments, such as medication or surgery.
At Specific Care Chiropractic, we treat each patient as an individual. Our team will carefully examine you and decide which type of physiotherapy best suits your situation. Make your first appointment by dialing (239) 369-9109 today.
Physiotherapy Looks Different for Everyone
There are many reasons why someone might need physiotherapy, such as:
- Scoliosis, a curvature of the spine that you may either be born with or develop over time
- Sciatica, or shooting pains caused by a pinched nerve in the lower back
- Injuries to the neck, back, and spine
- Carpal tunnel syndrome, or pain and numbness in the fingers caused by a pinched nerve in the wrist
- Bursitis, or pain caused by inflammation of the bursae in your shoulders, knees, hips, or elsewhere
- Muscle strains or sprains caused by an acute injury, overuse, or underuse
Just as there are many reasons for needing physiotherapy, there are many kinds of physiotherapy treatments we can try, such as:
- Ultrasound therapy: We use sound waves to relieve muscle pain, promote better healing, and even reduce scar tissue.
- Massage therapy: Our massage techniques can make you feel more relaxed, reduce pain, and help the injured area heal faster.
- Rehabilitative therapy: This involves teaching you exercises that increase your mobility and range of motion after an injury.
- Strength-building exercises: If you have lost muscle strength due to your injury or illness, we know stretches and exercises that can help you get it back.
- Electrical muscle stimulation (E-STIM): This painless treatment can help if you experience chronic muscle pain or inflammation. It uses electrical pulses to encourage healing in the afflicted area.
We Choose Physiotherapy Methods That Work for You
Everyone’s physiotherapy regimen will be unique to them. That is the way it should be: you cannot experience the best possible results with a “cookie cutter” treatment that your provider gives to every patient, regardless of their differences.
At Specific Care Chiropractic, we make sure our Weston patients receive the physiotherapy that best suits their needs by:
- Diagnosing your condition: Some treatment options may not be safe or compatible with certain types of conditions. We run tests and review your medical history so we know exactly what is causing your pain.
- Discussing treatment options: There may be one or several types of treatments that could help in your case. Our doctor can go over all of them with you so you can decide which ones are right for you.
- Monitoring you throughout treatment: As we administer your chosen treatment, we will stay in frequent communication with you. If the treatment is causing more pain or not working, we can change course quickly.
- Addressing your concerns: Starting any new treatment can be daunting. We are here to guide you through the entire process, so do not hesitate to reach out with questions or concerns.
Combining Physiotherapy with Other Treatments
Physiotherapy is a wonderful tool that has helped many patients lead healthier lives—but it is only one tool. It is perfectly normal to combine physiotherapy with other treatment options, such as:
- Chiropractic adjustments: In addition to physiotherapy, we can manipulate your spine or joints to “nudge” any misaligned bones back into place.
- Surgery: Surgery can be physically traumatizing and leave you feeling weak. Physiotherapy is a good way to prevent stiffness and rebuild your strength after surgery and convalescence.
- Heat/ice therapy: Applying hot or cold packs to an injury can provide very effective short-term relief. This can make it easier for you to perform the stretches and exercises we recommend in physiotherapy.
You may see better results from your physiotherapy sessions if you use it in conjunction with other treatments. Before starting any treatment, however, it is important to consult a doctor. We can help you decide on the right course of action, and we can even work with your other doctors to make sure you get all of the treatment you need.
Preventing Pain Through Physiotherapy
Sometimes, there is no way for you to predict or prevent pain—for example, if you are hit by a car and develop whiplash. Other times, pain is caused by something you can do something about. Consider the following:
- Your job requires you to move a saw in the same way over and over again. This type of repetitive motion increases your risk of developing bursitis, according to Cleveland Clinic.
- You get little exercise, either due to your pain or another factor. Lack of exercise can make pain worse or cause pain where there previously was none.
- You spend hours a day sewing or working on an assembly line. Overusing your hands and wrists without a break can cause carpal tunnel syndrome, as the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) explains.
When we provide physiotherapy to a patient, we do not just treat their current source of pain. We can also teach you techniques for preventing future pain and living a healthier life. Continuing the examples above:
- Instead of using a saw nonstop for extended periods, we might advise you to break up your saw usage throughout the day. In between, you can perform exercises and other activities that keep your shoulder limber.
- We can assess your current strength level and teach you a series of exercises to increase your physical abilities. Once you feel better, you can continue to perform these exercises and even build upon them.
- Stretching your wrists in particular ways can reduce your risk of developing carpal tunnel syndrome. We can teach you those stretches.
We Offer Physiotherapy to Weston Residents
No one deserves to live in pain. At Specific Care Chiropractic, we can use physiotherapy and chiropractic adjustments to reduce or eliminate your painful symptoms. If you live in Weston and are ready to take back your life, call (239) 369-9109 to learn more and book an appointment.