Physical Therapy FAQs

Answering Your Physical Therapy FAQs

Nagging joint pain or muscle tightness can impact your ability to work effectively or enjoy sports and hobbies. Fortunately, your chiropractor at Arlington Chiropractic Clinic in Arlington Heights, IL, can help with physical therapy. We are here to answer some of your frequently asked questions about physical therapy and how it can help improve your health and wellness.


How Does Physical Therapy Work?

Physical therapy incorporates exercises and stretches to improve muscle strength, coordination, and musculoskeletal health. Our chiropractor will evaluate your condition and movement ability to pinpoint areas of impairment contributing to your pain and mobility restrictions. They will assess your posture, balance, coordination, and muscle performance. They will also check for gait abnormalities and examine your range of motion. We then develop customized treatment plans that may include:

  • Targeted stretching and strengthening programs
  • Electrical stimulation or ultrasound
  • Balance and gait retraining
  • Joint mobilizations and manipulations
  • Postural and ergonomic education
  • Home exercise programs for self-management

Building core muscle control, endurance, and proper movement patterns through physical therapy helps restore function and ease discomfort.

How Does Physical Therapy Combine with Chiropractic Care?

Chiropractic care restores spine and nervous system health through alignments and gentle joint manipulations. Physical therapy builds strength, flexibility, and skills that support proper musculoskeletal and neurological function. Your chiropractor will often include physical therapy in chiropractic treatment plans for enhanced results.

What Conditions Can Physical Therapy Help With?

Physical therapy can help treat and manage several musculoskeletal injuries or conditions. Your chiropractor can use a combination of exercises, hands-on techniques, and other modalities to help with the following:

  • Chronic back, neck, knee, or shoulder pain
  • Car accident or sports injuries
  • Post-surgical rehabilitation
  • Arthritis
  • Balance or coordination issues
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Bulging or herniated discs
  • Tendonitis
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Pinched nerves

What Benefits Does Physical Therapy Offer?

Non-invasive physical therapy alleviates pain and improves mobility without surgery or medication. Physical therapy can also facilitate faster recovery from injury and surgery to enhance your bodily function more quickly. Developing sustainable exercise regimens empowers long-term self-care after formal treatment ends.

How Long Does Physical Therapy Last?

Most patients start with an initial two or three-month treatment plan, which transitions toward more home-based exercises and periodic check-ins as gains solidify. You may require six or more months of physical therapy to ensure complete recovery for more significant injuries, postoperative rehabilitation, or complex conditions.

What Results Can I Expect with Physical Therapy?

Most patients experience marked pain relief within four to eight weeks of starting therapy. Range of motion also typically shows measurable improvement early on. You can experience strength gains and more effective movement gradually over time. Commitment to the customized home exercise program notably hastens and extends favorable outcomes.

Experience the Benefits of Physical Therapy at Arlington Chiropractic Clinic

If you are searching for a “chiropractor near me” to help treat and manage your chronic pain or injury, look no further than Arlington Chiropractic Clinic in Arlington Heights, IL. We can develop personalized care plans to alleviate pain and restore your mobility, so call us and schedule a consultation today at (847) 259-4493 to experience pain-free movement again.

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