Physiotherapy And Rehab Specialist

First Choice Chiropractic and Medical Center LLC

Chiropractic & Medical Clinics located in West Palm Beach, FL

Whether your back and neck pain comes from disc degeneration, arthritis, or injuries to your muscles and other soft tissues, the best way to eliminate pain and regain optimal strength is with physiotherapy and rehab. Dr. Carline Clerge-Leger at First Choice Chiropractic and Medical Center LLC offers customized treatment with the full range of physical therapy modalities. When you need to regain function and get back into action with a structured physiotherapy and rehab plan, call the office in West Palm Beach, Florida, or use online booking to schedule an appointment.

Physiotherapy and Rehab Q & A

What is physiotherapy?

When you suffer an injury, have a degenerative disease or other spine condition, or need to recover from orthopedic surgery, physiotherapy helps you regain optimal movement, strength, and function. Physiotherapy, also known as physical therapy (PT), consists of many types of passive and active treatments that:

  • Reduce inflammation and pain
  • Boost blood flow
  • Increase range of motion
  • Improve muscle strength
  • Improve posture and body mechanics
  • Restore balance
  • Reduce the risk of future injury
  • Support rehabilitation from injuries and musculoskeletal disorders

What is rehabilitation?

Rehabilitation (rehab) refers to a program of exercise and therapy designed to improve your ability to function, whether that means being able to perform routine daily activities or resume playing your favorite sport. More intensive rehab is usually needed for athletes who need to get back into the game.

Physical therapy is the cornerstone of functional rehabilitation, so Dr. Clerge-Leger and licensed physical therapists work closely together throughout your rehabilitation to ensure you achieve optimal results.

What health conditions benefit from physiotherapy and rehab?

Physical therapy and rehab support recovery from most musculoskeletal problems, especially back and neck pain. Here are a few examples of conditions that are commonly treated:

  • Muscle spasms
  • Whiplash
  • Sports injuries
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Sprains and strains
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Herniated disc
  • Repetitive stress injuries

What treatments are used during physiotherapy and rehab?

Your rehabilitation program begins with treatments designed to relieve pain by restoring blood flow and reducing inflammation. As your pain improves, and you’re able to tolerate more intensive treatment, your therapy focuses on improving mobility, then rebuilding your strength.

After Dr. Clerge-Leger performs a complete evaluation and talks with you about your goals, she develops a customized treatment plan that includes different types of therapies. A few examples of treatments used during physiotherapy and rehab include:

Manual therapy:

  • Spine adjustments
  • Joint mobilization
  • Myofascial release
  • Soft tissue mobilization
  • Therapeutic massage

Exercise therapy:

  • Therapeutic exercise
  • Functional rehabilitation
  • Balance and proprioceptive training
  • Home exercise program

Modalities to heal, relieve pain, and relax muscles:

  • Ultrasound
  • Electrical stimulation
  • Therapeutic heat and cold
  • Kinesiology tape

When you suffer from pain or loss of movement, physiotherapy and rehab are the tools you need, so call First Choice Chiropractic and Medical Center LLC or schedule an appointment online.