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What is Physical Therapy?

While surgery and prescription drugs can be the best course of treatment for certain diagnoses, there is increasing evidence demonstrating that conservatively treating injuries with chiropractic and physiotherapy can be equally or more effective (and cheaper) for many conditions. Low back pain is routinely overmedicated despite abundant evidence that chiropractic and physiotherapy is a cost-effective treatment that often avoids advanced imaging scans like MRIs that increase the cost of care and the likelihood of surgery and injections. Chiropractic care and physiotherapy has proven as effective as surgery for meniscal tears and knee osteoarthritis, rotator cuff tears, spinal stenosis, and degenerative disk disease, among other conditions.

Physiotherapy (physical therapy) is a crucial phase of care in our Chicago office

In order to prevent relapse and enjoy overall wellness, one must strengthen the muscles around proper structure to ensure full health. At Advanced Spine & Sports Care we dedicate a whole phase of treatment to strengthening around proper osseous architecture to not only help improve function but to reduce the need for future care.

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At Advanced Spine and Sports Care, you will be greeted with one of our physical therapists to first talk to you about some of the pain and discomfort you may be feeling. After they will run some tests and diagnostics to see if physical therapy is right for you. Then they will develop a plan and start to work with you directly to help target your problem and attack it head-on. 

Advantages of physical therapy: 

  • Pain management with decreased need for opioids
  • Can help avoid surgery 
  • Improved mobility and movement
  • Recovery from injury or trauma
  • Recovery from stroke or paralysis
  • Fall prevention
  • Improved balance
  • Management of age-related medical problems

Depending on what it is directly you are suffering from, many of the different things physical therapists do help make sure pain goes and stays away. At Advanced Spine and Sports Care you will be received with nothing less than the absolute best care and attention in Chicago. 

Why Should You Choose Physical Therapy?

If you have been dealing with constant discomfort or pain that has continued to run your daily life and have an effect on how you complete tasks, you may be a candidate for physical therapy. People choose the route of physical therapy to provide a sense of relief in affected areas without having to undergo surgery to correct the problem. Here is why you should choose physical therapy at Advanced Sports & Spine Care. 

Physical Therapists Help Identify Underlying Issues 

To fix any problem, it needs to be identified by a professional to ensure that you are getting the correct care. Our therapists can distinguish the exact problem and provide relief by decreasing inflammation, stiffness, and soreness by helping you through a variety of different exercises, intervententions, and tissue work to help guide your body’s healing process. 

Effective Relief For Chronic Conditions

Seeking aid through pain medications for chronic conditions is something that a lot of people decide on, but physical therapy can help alleviate chronic pain without the use of opioids or pain medication. Our therapists will work with you side by side until you are able to feel more and more comfortable during your everyday life. 

Move Better With The Help Of Physical Therapists

Depending on your specific condition, you may be experiencing difficulty completing certain tasks like walking downstairs, getting in and out of bed, participating in activities with your family, and the list goes on. You deserve to do the things you love and complete simple tasks with ease, and our therapists can make that a reality. 

Plans and Treatments That Are Personalized To You

Especially at Advanced Spine and Sports Care, we know that each person has issues individual to them. That is why we personally work with every client and develop plans and treatments that will give you the best results. Having someone to push you along the entire way is extremely beneficial, and with the help of our therapists, you will feel empowered to complete your goals and receive results. 

Chicago Chiropractic Therapy

Chiropractic therapy can be used to treat a lot of different conditions like making sure that joints and muscles are moving and functioning properly. Chiropractors at Advanced Spine and Sports Care can treat discomfort anywhere in the body, including the spine, neck, jaw, elbows, hips, knees, alongside other parts of the body. Chiropractors help treat issues for every age. All patients are properly screened and tested to ensure that they are the right candidates for certain types of chiropractic care. We strive to restore the health of our patients with the attention that provides long-term pain relief while also providing you with tips outside of the clinic to ensure that your body continues to stay healthy after your sessions. 

Frequently Asked Questions About Physical Therapy in Chicago 

What is the purpose of physical therapy? 

The goal for those undergoing physical therapy is to return to an active lifestyle where you are not restricted from doing daily activities and tasks as soon as possible. With the help of therapy, you can reduce pain, enhance flexibility, increase your range of motion, and build strength. 

What conditions are treated with physical therapy? 

Physical therapy is commonly known to help those who have suffered severe injuries to the spine, neck, arms, and legs. But generally, anyone who has experienced soft tissue trauma, nerve damage, muscle spasms, fractures, those with arthritis, alongside a variety of other conditions are treated. 

Who are physical therapists?

Physical therapists are healthcare professionals licensed to help with a wide array of different conditions. The physical therapists at Advanced Spine and Sports Care have all completed schooling, are certified to practice, and have years of experience treating patients. 

What does the physical therapist do?

A physical therapist can complete different tasks throughout the day depending on the patient, but when with a patient, they professionally evaluate their specific condition by performing various tests with muscle strength, the motion of the joints, reflexes, alongside other tests. After, the therapist will develop a detailed plan that will help the patient achieve what they desire and then work with them side by side for the duration of their treatments.  

How many sessions will I need and how long will they take? 

Every condition is individual to each person so that all depends on what your situation is, only after extensive testing can we determine how long you will need and how many sessions. Each body heals at its own speed, but with work and dedication, our therapists can and will help you achieve the results you need and want. 

Is physical therapy painful?

Physical therapy can be uncomfortable and painful in some cases as you will be pushing your body to improve your situation. But, your therapist will make sure to work with you in a way that you are the most comfortable while still making sure you are on the path of good results. As you continue your sessions, activities that were painful before will start to become easier and painless. 

Are You The Right Candidate for Physical or Chiropractic Therapy? 

If you suffer from constant aches and pain all over your body, it may be time to see one of our therapists. Physical and chiropractic therapy can be undergone by all ages. The only other thing you need is a drive to get better and put in the work with our therapists so that you can achieve results. We will stop at nothing to make sure that you feel better and can be free. 

Contact Advanced Spine & Sports Care in Chicago 

We have served the Chicagoland area for many years, providing the best services with highly trained medical professionals ready to do whatever they can to help you with any condition you have and guide you on the path to being comfortable and pain-free in your everyday life. If you are considering physical therapy or chiropractic therapy but don’t know if it is the right option for you, don’t look any further than Advanced Spine & Sports Care. Start your journey towards enjoying the things you love to do most with those you most care about. Don’t let pain hold you back any longer and contact us today.