Durham Chiropractor Integrates Physiotherapy for Enhanced Injury Rehab
A primary goal with our Physiotherapy treatments is to prevent the formation of scar tissue. After an injury, the body will try to heal itself. Without proper support, however, scar tissue can form, which exacerbates pain and slows the recovery process. Physiotherapy treatments like ultrasound help break down scar tissue and can even prevent scar tissue from forming in the first place. Ultrasound waves increase the flow of blood and relax muscle tissue, reducing spasms.
Integrating physiotherapy exercises into a patient’s rehabilitation program helps to speed recovery after common workplace injuries, sports injuries and auto accident injuries. Following these injuries, inflammation and swelling can trigger pain and block the healing process. Physiotherapy supports healing by reducing internal inflammation. For example, moist heat and cold therapies increase blood flow to the injured muscle tissue, flushing out toxins. These therapies help to release tension from sore muscles, which relieves pain. We can also explain the best way to administer these treatments at home with hot and cold packs, so you can provide immediate pain relief when your body needs it the most.
Our Durham chiropractor recognizes that each patient faces unique injury and pain management needs. Through our integrated approach to pain management and healing, we are able to help patients who are recovering from surgery or suffering from neurological disorders, chronic pain or muscular illnesses. Physiotherapy helps patients safely “get moving” again without aggravating pain or existing injuries.
Contact us today to learn more about how Durham Physiotherapy can help you!