Physiotherapy is used to help patients restore mobility and function in their bodily movements. Many people seek out a physical therapist after injuring themselves, such as getting whiplash in a car accident. However, patients can also benefit from physiotherapy if they developed injuries over time, such as lower back pain.
If you or a loved one is experiencing pain that limits your physical movement, visit Specific Care Chiropractic to see how our physiotherapy services in Coral Springs may be able to treat your condition. We treat people in Coral Springs and other locations throughout Florida, and we would love to help you begin your journey toward better physical health so that you can get back on your feet again.
What Is Physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy is an evidence-based rehabilitative treatment used to treat chronic or temporary musculoskeletal pain. Within this service area are other forms of physical therapies that can help patients regain strength and mobility in their bones, muscles, and joints.
People may seek out physiotherapy in Coral Springs for various reasons, with some common examples including:
- You sustained a leg or hip injury after slipping and falling at a restaurant, in your bathroom, or at another location (e.g., Coral Square Mall).
- You sustained a neck or spinal injury after getting into an automobile accident on the highway, such as I-75.
- You twisted or sprained your ankle while playing sports.
- You pulled a muscle while lifting something heavy at work.
The BMJ Support and Palliative Care journal reported on the need for intervention for people who suffer from chronic fatigue and impaired physical movement, noting that physiotherapy can help improve their physical needs to perform regular and work activities.
What Kinds of Conditions Do Our Physiotherapists Treat?
At our Coral Springs location, our physiotherapists treat the following types of injuries and conditions:
- Back and spinal injuries
- Neck injuries, including whiplash
- Herniated disks
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Muscle strains and sprains
If your injury or condition is not here, our physicians here at Specific Care Chiropractic can still examine your body and determine what kind of treatment plan may be best for you.
Types of Physiotherapy Treatments We Offer
We offer the following types of physiotherapy treatments at Specific Care Chiropractic:
Generally, after people receive initial chiropractic adjustments, they enter the second stage of treatment, where they may require corrective care to address pain or other negative symptoms in their bodies. Our physicians will monitor your health over the course of your care plan. They also will implement corrective care exercises and adjustments to restore your body back to good health.
With corrective care, you may occasionally experience flare-ups, which is normal. Our physicians will accommodate your body and make changes in your treatment plan when needed.
Massage therapy is a form of physiotherapy used to treat muscle spasms, tension, and pain. This therapy works to relax the muscle and joint function and bring back more elasticity to the area.
Our facility has licensed massage therapists who can assess your body’s physical needs, then utilize appropriate massage techniques to relieve you of stress and pain. Massage therapy can also encourage better blood circulation, headache relief, and flexibility.
If you are suffering from a neck injury, we can put you in our Rehab Room, where we will help restrengthen the muscles in your neck to gain back mobility. Through a series of exercises, we help you train your body to maintain stability and balance, starting at the neck.
Some examples of methods and tools we use include performing exercises while seated on an exercise ball or standing on a Vibration Plate. Rehabilitative therapy can help people restore functionality in their muscles at their own pace.
Stretching and Strengthening
If you suffer from chronic lower back pain or another spinal injury, then we may recommend specific stretches and exercises to help strengthen the muscles in your back.
One of our physicians will examine your body during a consultation and take X-rays or other diagnostic exams if necessary to understand what exercises should be included in your treatment plan. Our team will instruct you on how to safely perform these exercises so that you can continue doing them at home.
Electrical Muscle Stimulation (E-STIM)
If you suffer from inflammation, chronic pain, or muscle spasms, we may use electrical muscle stimulation (E-STIM) to treat your condition. This treatment uses equipment to send tiny electric pulses throughout the body and is aimed to repair muscle tissue.
E-STIM may help people who involuntarily contract their muscles repeatedly, whether because of their exercise or sports training regimen or having to perform repetitive tasks at work. The electric pulses are gentle and have shown to be effective in treating injuries, as reported by Sports Medicine.
Ultrasound therapy involves shooting sound waves to penetrate muscle tissue. This technique helps treat chronic muscle pain and can encourage tissue regeneration or healing.
Common areas you might use ultrasound therapy include the shoulders, neck, knees, thighs, and lower back. If you have scarring from an injury, ultrasound therapy may be used to break down this tissue and encourage healing and blood flow.
What to Expect in Your Appointment
If you have never been to our Coral Springs location or Specific Care Chiropractic in general, here are some things you can expect from your first physiotherapy appointment:
First, we will have you fill out some forms and a brief questionnaire to get a better idea of your medical history. A physician from our team will review this information and may ask additional questions for further assessment.
Once our physician understands what kind of injuries or pain you are experiencing, they will conduct a physical exam to identify where the central aspect of the pain is and its severity. They will then have you undergo X-rays and other exams to review the condition.
Discuss Next Steps
As your appointment ends, our team will then discuss scheduling your next visit to review the X-ray results and treatment plan. If you sustained an injury in an accident and intend on pursuing legal action, we may also refer you to an attorney and provide information for the case.
Depending on the condition, you may require multiple visits to restore mobility and function back into your body. We will discuss your treatment plan in more detail during the appointment.
Learn More About Our Physiotherapy Services in Coral Springs
If you were injured in an accident or developed chronic pain somewhere in your body, come to Specific Care Chiropractic for a physical evaluation. You may benefit from undergoing physiotherapy treatment if you suffer from conditions like chronic lower back pain, joint pain, and other musculoskeletal conditions.
Call our team at (239) 932-5314 to schedule an appointment at our Coral Springs location.