Physical therapy is a type of treatment patients need in order to help improve their condition. It covers a fairly wide variety of methods. Because of our doctor’s specialization and certification in physiotherapy by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, the state of Maryland allows our clinic the privilege of providing physical therapy care.
Most patients who undergo physical therapy are in pain and are learning new stretches and exercises that can help them move easier or reduce their pain. It also helps improve or restore physical function and can also improve a patient’s biomechanics. In addition to stretches and exercise, various modalities can be used as well.
These modalities include:
- Electrical stimulation
- Mechanical traction
- Functional dry needling technique
- Manual myofascial therapy
- Kinesio taping
- Instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM)
These forms of physical therapy help decrease muscle tension as well as decrease pain passively. In other words, the patient has to do very little in order to feel less pain and inflammation in their soft tissues. This allows for the pain and muscle tension to go away, which helps promote healing.
In our office, the goal of physical therapy is to make daily tasks and activities easier as well as help get patients better faster. A good analogy would be like using a hammer and a chisel to create a sculpture rather than just a hammer or just a chisel.
Come see how we are the only clinic where you can get chiropractic care and physical therapy Olney has to offer.