Conditions That Physical Rehabilitation Help
Physical rehabilitation helps restore function, improve mobility, relieve pain, and prevent or limit permanent physical disabilities of patients suffering from injuries or disease. Physical rehabilitation or "medically directed rehab" helps restore, maintain, and promote overall fitness and health. Our Downey patients include accident victims and individuals with disabling conditions such as low-back pain, arthritis, heart disease, fractures, head injuries, and cerebral palsy.
Treatment often includes exercise; especially for patients who have been immobilized or who lack flexibility, strength, or endurance. Physical rehabilitation helps encourage patients to use their muscles to increase their flexibility and range of motion. More advanced exercises focus on improving strength, balance, coordination, and endurance. The goal is to improve how an individual functions at work and at home.
Physical rehabilitation also helps treat a wide range of disorders; such as pediatrics, geriatrics, orthopedics, sports medicine, neurology, and cardiopulmonary physical rehabilitation.
FAQ'S ABOUT PHYSICAL REHABILITATION
Do I need to see a physician before I can receive physical rehabilitation?
- Yes. All physical rehabilitation patients are prescribed treatment from their physicians prior to their therapy being scheduled.
What is the difference between chiropractors and physiotherapists?
- Our physicians perform a comprehensive analysis of range of motion, including identifying the joints involved, tissue limitations, muscular imbalances and structural pathologies. A chiropractor will treat the spine and are able to order special tests like X-rays, MRIs and blood tests.
How Physical Rehabilitation Works
Reform Chiropractic in Downey was designed to provide an ideal environment for healing your body, through chiropractic, massage, or physical rehabilitation. When you arrive at Reform Chiropractic, our physicians will take a thorough history, and evaluation of the entire body including posture and biomechanics, range of motion, and joint mobility to find out the cause of pain or disability. You will then discuss treatment options and goals so that we can customize a treatment plan catered to you.
Each session will last roughly one hour. The frequency of visits and the length of treatment is determined by the physician who prescribed the treatment.
The results are typically a result of the patient’s commitment. When the patient follows the plan, does their exercises as often as suggested, and using the proper techniques, the treatment is typically very successful.
Before Your Appointment
It is a good idea to arrive at your physical rehabilitation appointment properly dressed. It is best that you wear snug comfortable clothing that doesn't restrict your movement. It is also a good idea to bring your insurance card, a form of identification, the prescription that your physician gave you, and if needed, your co-pay.