Physical therapy is an effective complement to chiropractic care, and Atlas Chiropractic has teamed with Function Physical Therapy to give patients the collaborative care they deserve. Dr. Adam Kritzberg has two offices in Oceanside and Rockville Centre, New York. He treats patients with top-quality chiropractic services and often recommends physical therapy to help you on the road to better health. Call or book online to visit Dr. Kritzberg.
Physical Therapy Q & A
What is physical therapy?
Physical therapy (PT) is care that focuses on easing pain and improving functionality, mobility, and quality of life. It can help you move and live better and is often recommended for people recovering from an injury
Physical therapy is a hands-on, individualized approach that often uses additional tools, such as stretching bands and balls, to amplify the results.
Why would physical therapy be recommended?
Dr. Kritzberg might recommend physical therapy to:
- Prevent disability or a surgery
- Help you recover from childbirth
- Support bowel or bladder control
- Prevent falls and strengthen muscles
- Improve movement and physical ability
- Assist you as you adapt to an artificial limb, walker, or cane
- Provide rehabilitation following a surgery, stroke, or an injury
- Manage a chronic illness, such as arthritis, diabetes, or heart disease
PT can benefit people of all ages with an array of health complications. Physical therapists are highly trained and specially qualified in using movement and exercise to boost the healing and recovery process.
Your physical therapist provides hands-on treatments, teaches you exercises, and gives you simple exercises you can do at home.
During your initial PT consultation, your physical therapist evaluates and assesses your needs and discusses your movement, your pain level, your sleep quality, your ability to do everyday tasks, and other relevant factors about your lifestyle and medical history.
You’re given tests to help your therapist determine how well you conduct specific movements like walking, reaching, bending, or grasping. They may check your posture and your heartbeat while you’re active, too.
How does physical therapy complement chiropractic care?
Some chiropractic techniques can relax muscle tension before physical therapy. With more relaxed, receptive muscles, you’re likely to get the most out of your physical therapy sessions and recover faster.
Physical therapy also complements chiropractic care because the premise is much the same: to relieve pain and improve healing while viewing the body as one whole interconnected system.
PT integrates stretching, movement, exercise, and more into personalized programs designed to suit you. It’s a well-rounded, effective plan for recovery and gives you a collaborative group of specialists that offer skills and medical support.
Atlas Chiropractic teams with Function Physical Therapy to enable patients to receive the highest standard of comprehensive care. Call one of the two offices or book your appointment here on the website.