Why Physical Therapy vs Other Options?
Physical therapy is one of the best treatments available to help patients to recover from an injury in the most natural way without having to resort to surgery. Whether the injury has been incurred through playing sports, through a disease or medical condition or as a result of previous surgery, physical therapists can use a combination of exercise and conventional medicines to help their patients to regain strength and flexibility in their muscles in order to return them to a functional state.
Physical therapists are highly trained and are capable of treating a wide variety of musculoskeletal disorders and conditions which affect the spine and which limit the body’s physical functions.
Conditions That Can Be Treated with Physical Therapy
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Bulging Disc
- Degenerative Disc Disease
- Back Pain, Neck Pain, Shoulder Pain
- Headaches & Migraines
- Sleep Problems
- Knee Pain
Unusual Conditions Which Can Be Treated with Physical Therapy
As well as the conditions mentioned above, there are many other physical problems which can be treated with physical therapy. You may be surprised by the breadth of problems which we can treat.
- Urinary Incontinence
- Temporomandibular joint dysfunction, or jaw pain
How Physical Therapists at Align Joint & Spine in Chicago Can Help You
At Align Joint & Spine, we believe that feeling fit and living life to the fullest is the most vital element of a happy lifestyle. That is why all of the physical therapy specialists at our center work towards making life better for our patients each and every day.
- Our specialists make notes about your medical history before you begin therapy
- Customized packages carried out by a dedicated therapist help to ensure a speedier recovery
- Our physical therapists can also treat a range of other chronic health disorders
- Our therapists design packages that are focused on preventing permanent damage from occurring
- Our state of the art center is fully equipped to perform all kinds of physical therapy and sports physical therapy enabling us to give patients all of the treatments they need under one roof
Common Physical Therapy Questions and Answers
by Daniel Jacobazzi, D.C., P.T.
What is the Benefit of a Customized Treatment Plan?
Each patient has their own unique needs based on their specific illness or injury. It is important that a patient be seen by the same therapist each time. This ensures that the patient gets exactly what they need, unlike some franchises that use a cookie cutter mentality that “one size fits all”. With individualized treatment plans, the patient’s needs are addressed and closely monitored so they regain their strength according to their personal limitations. Seeing the same therapist each time eliminates the need to bring them up to speed with changes in the patient’s health care plan.
Why see the Same Therapist Each Time?
When a patient is healing from a traumatic injury, they want to work with someone they trust. This means being able to work with one therapist throughout their treatment program. Being under the watchful eye of a single therapist, not only builds trust, it also builds a solid rapport that encourages the patient to want to get better. They do not have to get to know a new therapist with each visit, nor do they have to explain their situation repeatedly. Visiting the same therapist each time allows them to get straight to business without wasting any time.
Why Is Staying Up To Date with The Latest Physical Therapy Treatments Important?
Patients who are undergoing physical therapy for a recent injury or illness need to be able to get back on track as soon as possible. Staying up to date on the latest technology and treatment methods gives patients a chance to get a jump start on the healing process. Every patient will respond differently to treatment. By having the latest technology available, therapists can provide fast, efficient, care that the patient will benefit from during the healing process. It will also provide them with things they can do at home to help them progress when they are outside of the therapy room.