at Advanced Spine and Posture in Las Vegas rancho Oakey, we incorporate Physical Therapy as a very critical component of your wellness journey.
To help us accomplish our vision of holistic and comprehensive wellness care, we enlist the help of a variety of experts, including that of chiropractors, medical doctors, physician’s assistants, and physical therapists.
It’s important to note that physical therapy and chiropractic care are different.
While they are complementary forms of treatment which often overlap in their beneficial effects, they serve two very specific purposes—chiropractic care helps improve the function of automatic processes in the body, while physical therapy helps to improve the function of voluntary processes in the body.
Physical therapy is often enlisted after an injury, life change, accident, or surgery. Physical therapy helps to enable movement and either gain or regain control of the body following some kind of physical change. Patients are often referred to physical therapists by medical doctors after experiencing some kind of invasive medical procedure.
Among the many purposes that physical therapy serves are the following:
- Adapting to an artificial limb
- Controlling incontinence
- Getting a splint or brace
- Improving movement or ability
- Learn to use an assistive device (i.e., walker or cane)
- Managing a chronic illness like diabetes, heart disease, or arthritis
- Pain relief
- Preventing disability or surgery
- Preventing or recovering from a sports injury
- Recovering after you give birth
- Rehabilitation following a stroke, accident, injury, or surgery
- Working on balance to prevent a fall
The benefits of physical therapy are numerous and differ from chiropractic care, although there is some overlap. Physical therapy is typically focused on regaining lost ability or support healing from an injury, accident, or disorder. It is often prescribed to help individuals increase their quality of life and return to as high a baseline of health as possible.
Chiropractic care is a form of wellness care that is beneficial to overall health and wellness even when there is no outstanding condition requiring treatment. While chiropractic care and physical therapy both address the neuromusculoskeletal system, chiropractic care focuses specifically on aligning the skeletal structure and correcting bones and joints which have moved out of proper alignment.
Chiropractic care and physical therapy are complementary forms of care that can both provide benefits to the neuromusculoskeletal system and the rest of the body. That being said, there are specific and distinct reasons for the use of each of these powerful wellness interventions.
When you book your first appointment at Advanced Spine and Wellness of Las Vegas Rancho Oakey, you will receive a comprehensive assessment to determine what symptoms and conditions you are experiencing, as well as how to best treat them. Based on a visual and digital analysis, a series of x-rays, and a detailed review of your wellness history, your treatment plan will be customized to include the most beneficial care possible.