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At North Jersey Chiropractic Rehabilitation Center, our Pompton Lakes physical therapist offers comprehensive physical therapy programs to help patients heal faster following an injury. Our innovative treatment programs help to reduce swelling and inflammation after injury, safely manage pain, and bring a fuller range of movement and mobility back to the body.
If you are a new physical therapy patient, it’s natural to wonder what to expect, how our treatment programs work, and whether physical therapy is right for your needs. Read on for answers to your top physical therapy questions from our Pompton Lakes physical therapist.
Physical therapy is an important part of our practice’s approach to injury rehabilitation and pain management. Our physical therapist integrates a variety of treatment techniques such as corrective exercise and stretching to help relax, retrain and strengthen injured soft tissue. Just as chiropractic adjustments support spinal health, physical therapy exercises support soft tissue health. These treatments help to increase circulation, minimize inflammation, reduce pain, and support your body’s natural healing process following an injury.
Whether you need support healing after an accident injury or assistance managing chronic pain, physical therapy offers many important benefits. For example, if you have recently been in a car accident, you may have suffered a whiplash injury. Soreness and stiffness in the neck and shoulders is common. It may be painful to turn your head or look up and down. Physical therapy exercises bring a natural range of mobility back to the cervical spine, restoring your healthy, natural curvature. Most importantly, when performed under the guidance of our physical therapist, these exercises are gentle and safe. You do not need to worry about aggravating an existing injury or triggering additional pain.
Our physical therapist will work with you to design a treatment program that gets you back on track towards living an active life as quickly and safely as possible. Depending on the type and extent of your injury, you may benefit from treatments that minimize swelling and control inflammation. Next, as your body begins to heal, we can start to re-condition the muscles. Our exercises will help re-build strength, balance, coordination, and flexibility in your body.
Yes, adding physical therapy into your chiropractic program offers a number of important benefits. While it is good to have properly aligned spine, if your muscles are too stiff, sore or tight, it can be difficult to move freely and practice proper posture. Postural problems and compromised movement can then shift weight in your body and add pressure to your spine, triggering pain and affecting alignment. Physical therapy exercises help you break out from this unhealthy cycle.
To find out how physical therapy can best support your health, schedule an appointment with our Pompton Lakes physical therapist. Give us a call today at (973) 835-6669!