Physical Therapy Provided by a Chiropractor in West Hartford, CT
If you sustain an injury in an automobile accident or another personal injury, you could find yourself in a great deal of pain. You could have a chronic condition like arthritis that causes you discomfort. A physical therapist at West Hartford Chiropractic, serving Hartford, CT, and the surrounding area, can help. We offer natural treatments that work with your body, so you don't have the risk of dependency or other harmful side effects from traditional treatments.
Definition of Physical Therapy
Physical therapy is a treatment that works with your body to improve your mobility and reduce your pain. Physical therapy can reduce or eliminate your need for prescription pain relievers. It could also prevent you from having to undergo invasive surgery.
During physical therapy, a physical therapist guides you through exercises that move the injured or diseased area. You move them at a slow pace that gently works the muscles and soft tissue. Our practitioner will put a slight amount of pressure on the body part to assist it in moving even further. It helps you regain muscle in the area and also increase flexibility. Each person who comes to our office receives a specialized treatment for them. It goes a pace that's comfortable for the patient.
Conditions We Treat
Auto accidents, sports-related and job-related injuries, and other personal injuries are some of the most common reasons why people come to our office for physical therapy. It's possible for people who have overuse injuries to find relief using physical therapy. Our treatments can also people who have injuries in the following areas:
You can benefit from physical therapy if you have sciatica or another nerve-related problem that causes numbness, burning, or tingling.
What to Expect at an Appointment
The first portion of your appointment consists of a physical therapist examining you. He'll ask you where it hurts and if you had any recent injuries as well as what you do on a regular basis. He'll ask you to move your body part and see how far your range of motion is. In addition, he looks for any signs of bruising or swelling. The next part of your exam may consist of our physical therapist conducting an X-ray or other imaging to get a view of the inside of your body, in particular, at your bones and soft tissue. Next, our physical therapist determines the appropriate course of action for you, which may be comprised of a few chiropractic alignments to realign the vertebrae in your back if you a neck or back injury. We may prescribe cold therapy or massage therapy. We also determine a physical therapy regimen ideal for your condition.