Combining Chiropractic and PT
Multi-service practices such as ours are providing one-stop service through a combination of chiropractic care and physical therapy. You could say we’re among the new breed offering both preventative care and rehabilitation from injuries, as well as pre- and post-surgical needs, all under the same proverbial roof.
Yes our multi-skilled team of professionals is there for traditional chiropractic services by providing the basic spinal “corrections” chiropractics are known for, as well as massage therapy, acupuncture and other techniques that heal, assuage and prevent pain and prevent further injury. But we also offer a service that has become an integral part of medical care and a constant companion of surgery. That, of course, is physical therapy or PT.
It’s all about healing, recovering and strengthening. You’ll often find that PT has done its job in getting you back in the swing of things after major or minor surgery or an injury that does not call for a surgical procedure. But there can be so much more that can be done, including getting you off the meds and free from pain,
“This is the model we utilize because I feel it’s giving the patient the overall best opportunity,” Dr.Brad Butler, Chief Administrator at Oakland Spine & Physical Therapy, has noted about the multiple avenues of healing available in “chiropractic rehabilitation.”
Chiropractic rehabilitation, which is a field of its own with its own governing body, borrows modalities and techniques from physical therapy and often expands on and improves them. It’s all about utilizing movement and exercises expertly administered with the just the right intensity, which applies to both chiropractic care and PT. Beyond recovery it minimizes the probability of a relapse due to augmenting strength and flexibility.
So why do people who unquestionably agree to physical therapy seem hesitant about going to a chiropractor whose practice includes physical therapy as a component, whether distinctly separate entities or integrated as chiropractic rehabilitation?
Some of it has to do with misnomers, misconceptions and misunderstandings of chiropractic care as we’ve pointed out previously, such as it being dangerous, addictive or painful. All you need to do is Google reliable sources, even standard healthcare providers, to dispel these misconceptions.
Physical therapy is not only accepted in hospitals among their services in increasing numbers, but surgeons commonly prescribe PT to help patients recover— even before surgery to strengthen targeted areas. You’ll find that although chiropractors are rare on hospital staffs, there are starting to be included in mainstream medicine and an increasing number of hospitals give chiropractors admitting privileges.
—Call us today at (201) 651-9100 for an appointment at Oakland Spine & Physical Therapy…