A car accident, a sports injury, or an injury at your workplace can have long-term effects on your health and function. At Allied Integrative Health & Wellness, the team of multidisciplinary providers, spearheaded by chiropractor Dr. Robert Whetstone, can help you overcome and rehabilitate so you restore your quality of life. If you live in Cleveland or the surrounding area, call the office or use the online booking agent to find out how you can benefit from their multiple services.
What types of conditions need rehabilitation support?
You never know what life throws at you. A serious illness, surgery, or unexpected accident can leave you in need of extra help long after the acute issue has healed. Rehabilitation can help you recover in a step-by-step, customized way. It gets you moving again, restores your strength, improves your muscle function, and helps you relearn skills and find new ways of doing things.
What is involved in rehabilitation?
At Allied Integrative Health & Wellness, the skilled team includes a chiropractor, physical therapists, and medical staff. These providers work together to develop a rehab plan that meets your needs. Specific techniques commonly applied include:
- Range-of-motion exercises
- Stretching and strengthening exercises
- Posture and body mechanics analysis and correction
- Joint mobilization
- Cervical and lumbar traction
Electrical stimulation, spinal adjustments, and lifestyle support and education are also part of a rehabilitation program.
What is thermotherapy?
Thermotherapy refers to hot and cold treatments that can change the core temperature of your soft tissues to improve the symptoms of your condition and promote healing. Heat can increase blood flow and tissue healing, while ice can help decrease pain and reduce inflammation.
What is electrical stimulation?
Electrical stimulation treatment can help prevent atrophy and build strength after an injury. It keeps your muscles active, especially if you’ve been bed ridden or exceptionally sedentary due to your injury or condition. During electrical stimulation, physical therapist Sheldon Gold applies electrodes to your skin, causing your muscles to contract.
What should I expect with physical therapy?
Your physical therapy plan for rehabilitation involves targeted exercises to help return you to preinjury function. You’ll be given a personalized exercise prescription to improve mobility restrictions and reduce your susceptibility to future injury and dysfunction. Physical therapy also aims to help you achieve peak performance and function.
What complementary therapies are offered to help with rehabilitation?
In addition to physical therapy, chiropractic, and medical interventions, Allied Integrative Health & Wellness offers numerous complementary therapies to assist in your rehabilitation. These include:
- Massage therapy, which can help release tension in soft tissues and improve function and range of motion
- Acupuncture, which helps restore energy lines to enhance circulation and self-healing
- Nutrition counseling, which helps you learn what supplements and nutrients help your body to promote optimal healing