Physiotherapy has one goal: to restore your quality of life after sustaining an injury. Backed by years of scientific research, this method has proven to promote mobility, alleviate pain, and heal injuries.
Specific Care Chiropractic employs various techniques, including electrical stimulation, massages, and exercises to treat injured people. We’ve helped countless patients live full and happy lives since we opened the doors of our Coconut Creek physiotherapy clinic. Call us today to discuss your Coconut Creek physiotherapy services.
Physiotherapy Treats These Ailments
Physiotherapy treats many impairments, including gradual injuries (like those caused by overexertion) and accident-related conditions. Our chiropractic doctors treat these conditions:
- Soft-tissue injuries, such as whiplash, strains, and sprains
- Sports injuries
- Carpal tunnel
- Aching joints
- Respiratory issues
This list does not include all the conditions we treat. Don’t see your impairment listed here? We can review your situation during an initial consultation to determine whether physiotherapy would help.
Who Could Benefit from Physiotherapy?
We help patients from all walks of life—from construction workers to stay-at-home moms. Physiotherapy may help if you experience pain caused by:
- An accident, such as a collision or fall
- An ongoing medical condition, such as multiple sclerosis or arthritis
- Overexertion (e.g., lifting a heavy object)
- Repetitive work, such as carpal tunnel syndrome
- Participating in a sport, such as playing football or another contact sport
What is Physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy applies to many different techniques that aim to better one’s condition. These are several common modalities we use to treat patients.
Massage therapy does more than make you feel good. It also promotes healing from within. For instance, we may massage your problem area using heat, increasing blood flow and helping damaged tissue heal itself.
Our Coconut Creek chiropractic facility has an onsite rehab room. It comes fully equipped with vibration plates, exercise balls, and weights. Our staff can guide you through a series of exercises that strengthen your muscles, tissues, and joints.
Electrical Muscle Stimulation (E-STIM) Therapy
Don’t worry — E-STIM is a painless procedure. Your healthcare provider sends electrical signals into your damaged tissue using tiny electrodes. These pulses cause your muscles to contract and heal themselves.
Neurosurgery Clinics of North America notes that E-STIM is incredibly effective. Within the first few treatments, patients report notable improvement in their comfort and mobility.
Ultrasound therapy sends sound waves into muscle tissue to encourage tissue regeneration and healing. It’s a form of treatment that targets the lower back, shoulders, thighs, neck, and legs. It can also break down scar tissue following an injury.
What to Expect While You Undergo Treatment with Our Coconut Creek Team
We’ve created a four-phase treatment plan that helps our patients reach maximum medical improvement. This treatment plan involves these steps.
The Acute Phase: We Alleviate Your Pain
Our priority is to treat your pain. This phase involves asking questions about your condition and examining your injuries. We may also take x-rays and other imaging scans to learn more.
We may also employ these treatment methods:
- Strengthening exercises
The Rehab Phase: We Improve Your Range of Motion
Once you’ve reached the rehab phase, we’ve addressed your initial symptoms. Here, we aim to improve your mobility. You’ll likely do some therapy in our rehab room. We will also:
- Perform adjustments: This involves applying light force to your problem areas (such as your joints) and decreasing your nerve irritation.
- Demonstrate light exercises: Using exercise balls, weights, and vibration plates, you’ll do some light exercises to regain your strength. You can even perform some of these exercises at home.
- Give massages: As noted, we will target your problem areas with massage therapy.
The Strengthening Phase: You’ll Feel a Notable Improvement
We don’t want you to go “back to normal.” Instead, we want you to feel better than you did before. We’ll challenge your body’s limits during this phase, encouraging it to build muscle and regain motion.
We will continuously monitor your progress and alter your treatment plan as needed.
Maximum Medical Improvement: You’ve Recovered from Your Condition
Once your body reaches maximum medical improvement (MMI), your body has healed as much as it can from its injuries. MMI looks different for everyone––and it relies heavily on maintenance. We will schedule follow-up appointments to monitor your condition and administer specific treatments.
We May Recommend Lifestyle Changes in Addition to Your Standard Treatment Plan
We don’t just treat your injury; we treat your life as a whole. After evaluating your situation, we may find that one or more of the following can improve your quality of life:
- Dietary changes: To reduce the stress on your bone and muscles from excess weight, we may recommend a low-fat, high-protein diet. Weight loss may prevent your injuries from recurring.
- Exercises: Daily exercises can strengthen your muscles and improve your mental well-being. We will show you how to perform these exercises in our rehab room.
- Changes in posture: Even sitting differently at your desk can improve your condition and prevent injury recurrence. It can also improve your productivity and reduce back pain.
Three Commonly Asked Questions About Seeking Physiotherapy
If this is your first time seeking chiropractic care, we understand that you likely have many questions. So, here are three commonly asked questions we get from prospective patients.
Is Chiropractic Care Safe?
Chiropractic care is generally seen as a safe, alternative form of treatment. It poses a lower risk than certain medications, surgeries, and procedures. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine backs us on this. It says that chiropractic care (including physiotherapy) poses few risks or adverse side effects.
Are Chiropractic Doctors Really Doctors?
Each of our chiropractic physicians has the appropriate licensure to practice physiotherapy. While not medical doctors, our providers receive approximately 4,600 hours of medical school education before becoming doctors of chiropractic care. You can learn more about our chiropractic doctors’ qualifications before you come for your first appointment.
How Many Sessions Will I Need to Reach MMI?
The answer to this question depends on many factors, including the severity of your condition and how your body responds to treatment. For example, our four-phase treatment plan implies that you’ll only need to attend four appointments––but this may not be the case.
If you need prolonged, ongoing care, you could benefit from working with us for several weeks. Your chiropractic doctor can give you more information after evaluating your condition.
Schedule Your Appointment with Our Coconut Creek Physiotherapy Treatments Team
Specific Care Chiropractic has four locations for your convenience in Coral Springs, Cape Coral, Fort Myers, and Lehigh Acres. We’ve helped injured people since 1994, and now, we’re ready to help you. To learn more about physiotherapy treatments and schedule an appointment with our team, call us today at (239) 932-5314.