Physical Rehabilitation In Pittsburgh, PA
The purpose of rehabilitation is to correct any weak or short muscles, reduce or eliminate pain, improve flexibility, accelerate the healing process, and reduce reinjures of the same area. Our rehabilitation program can help your body heal itself and avoid the need for surgery or drugs.
What Is Rehabilitation?
Physical rehabilitation is a process of restoring function that was lost due to an injury or a chronic condition (like arthritis, or spinal stenosis). It involves stretches, strength training activities, and improving balance control. Our goal is to restore function, prevent re-injury and improve quality of life.
If you’ve been suffering from pain and want to feel better fast, call us to schedule a consultation.
How Does Rehabilitation Work?
Based on an assessment and physical exam, your doctor will determine where and what improvements you need to obtain. This may include activities to improve flexibility to improve range of motion, stabilization to prevent a re-injury, or a re-aggravation of the same area, strength & conditioning to optimize function, or balance & coordination training. Your muscles & joints may be challenged, with the purpose of gradually improving function.
Benefits of Rehabilitation
Improved Range Of Motion: Movement is restricted when muscles are short, weak, or stiff. Increasing the range of motion promotes relaxing your muscles, which allows them to do more work with less effort.
Relief from Pain: Rehabilitation supports soft tissues (muscles, tendons, ligaments) so they can function optimally, and helps your adjustments to “hold” better. This in turn helps you with long-term relief.
Improved Energy: By reducing tension in the spine and freeing up the nerves (so they can work more efficiently), we are able to improve energy. Quite often, our bodies became tense and sore for so long, we just learn to live with it. But when they are run down with chronic aches and pains, our nervous system becomes ineffective.
Less Dependence on Medication: Some people that suffer from spine and extremity problems choose to use powerful drugs in order to get relief. I’m not anti-drug (there is a time and place for all healing). But we as a people are over-medicated. By providing a practical, effective
Avoid Surgery: Sometimes surgery is the correct choice for care. However, surgery is the most invasive thing you could possibly try. Any time you have a problem, you always want to try the most gentle option first (which would include rehabilitation).
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the main goal of physical rehabilitation?
The main goal is to restore function, improve range of motion, decrease pain, increase stabilization, and prevent re-injury to the same area.
How effective is physical rehabilitation?
Rehabilitation is a great compliment to chiropractic care. It helps strengthen the soft tissues which in turn helps the adjustments to “hold” longer.
How many times a week should you do rehabilitation?
Rehabilitation is very similar to going to the gym. If you participate in exercise a few times a week, you’ll make improvements.
How long does it take to see results from rehabilitation?
Results vary from patient to patient. But on average, you can expect to see results after only a few sessions.
What are the risks of physical rehabilitation?
Rehabilitation could be risky if there is cancer, a broken bone, pregnancy, and specific autoimmune diseases.