Chiropractic care shares a complimentary role with allopathic medicine in treatment and management of a variety of musculoskeletal problems. Chiropractors help treat many musculoskeletal (spine) conditions, upper and lower extremities by using joint mobilization techniques commonly referred to as adjustments.
A 2010 review of scientific evidence on manual therapies concluded that spinal manipulation/mobilization may be helpful for several conditions including low back pain, cervicogenic (neck-related) headaches, neck pain, shoulder and hip conditions, and whiplash-associated disorders.
Chiropractors may combine the use of spinal adjustments and other manual therapies such as heat, ice, electrical stimulation, rehabilitative and therapeutic exercises, stretches, and myofascial work.
Physical Therapy uses therapeutic exercise and functional movement to reduce pain, restore function and return patient to their optimal level of fitness and activity. At Whitman Physical Therapy we believe in a holistic, patient centered approach to your wellness and overall being. We employ different therapies using massage to decrease pain and muscle spasms and then focus on strengthening the muscles through traditional exercise as well as yoga and Pilates. We have found this hands on approach results in happier patients whom recover faster. Here are a few of the conditions we treat, but are not limited to:
- Joint replacement
- Back pain/neck pain
- Therapy after back surgery
- Shoulder pain/ Tendinitis
- Sprains and strains
- Plantar fasciitis
- Headaches and TMJ
- Balance and Coordination issues
- De conditioning after extended hospital stay
- Sports Injuries
- MVA/ Car accidents
- Worker's Compensation
Massage therapy is the manipulation of the body’s soft tissue (muscles, connective tissue, ligaments and tendons). Massage is the perfect addition to your physical therapy, yoga therapy and medical treatment program. Your massage therapist will work with you and your medical team to find the right techniques suitable to soothe your condition. Regular massage therapy sessions reduce joint and muscle pain, increase circulation, promotes overall well being and calms stress and anxiety.