Physical Therapy FAQs

Answering FAQs about Physical Therapy

Physical therapy is a service offered by many chiropractors. At Boca Health & Wellness Center, we offer physical therapy and other chiropractic services to all residents of Boca Raton, FL. If you're unsure why you need to undergo physical therapy, we can shed more light on that matter. Go through the frequently asked questions about physical therapy below to better understand that service.

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What Are the Benefits of Physical Therapy?

To answer why you need to undergo physical therapy, we have to discuss the benefits of that service. The first benefit of physical therapy is pain relief. You can expect to experience immediate pain relief following your appointment with the chiropractor.

Another key benefit of physical therapy is restoring mobility. If your injury took away your ability to move independently, physical therapy can help you get back on your feet. During your therapy sessions, your chiropractor will also focus on strengthening your muscles. Strengthening your muscles will help you regain your lost mobility, and it can also help you avoid future injuries.

What Health Issues Can Be Treated Using Physical Therapy?

A big part of why chiropractors lean on physical therapy is its capacity to treat numerous conditions effectively. Those conditions include sports injuries, herniated discs, sciatica, whiplash, tennis elbow, degenerative disc disease, plantar fasciitis, and joint pain. If the issue you're dealing with affects your musculoskeletal system, there's a good chance physical therapy can effectively treat it.

Will Physical Therapy Hurt?

Physical therapy administered by an experienced chiropractor will not cause pain. At most, you may experience some mild soreness at the end of the therapy session, but even that should go away pretty soon. Your chiropractor can also prevent pain by adjusting the intensity of the therapy sessions. Early on, they may go gentler to account for your fresh injury. After you've built up a bit of strength, your chiropractor may decide to push your body further.

Can Your Chiropractor Adjust Your Body During Physical Therapy?

Chiropractors can indeed address misalignments in your body during your physical therapy sessions. If they sense that misalignments are causing stiffness and discomfort, they will administer the necessary adjustments to correct them. Once the adjustments are made, your chiropractor can resume your physical therapy.

How Long Will You Have to Receive Physical Therapy?

There is no set length for your physical therapy. Some patients may only require treatment for a week or so, while others may have to come in for multiple sessions spanning several months. Ultimately, the length of your physical therapy regimen will depend on how well your body responds to treatment.

Start Your Physical Therapy Regimen Today

Undergoing physical therapy may be a necessary part of your recovery. If so, at Boca Health & Wellness Center, we can help. Contact us today at (561) 447-2228 or visit our clinic in Boca Raton if you need physical therapy.

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