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Chiropractic Physical Therapy in Bradenton

Physical TherapyPhysical therapy (PT) can help strengthen your body, improve flexibility, and provide immense pain relief.

The goal of PT is not just to relieve pain – it’s also to help your body function optimally.

After an accident, surgical procedure, or injury caused by repetitive motions or a sedentary lifestyle, your body responds with an increase in inflammation and stiffness.

Your Bradenton chiropractors at Thorassic Park can provide relief with a variety of assisted and at-home exercises.

How Physical Therapy Works and Why It’s Needed

After an accident or injury, your body goes through an inflammatory response. Inflammation causes pain, pressure, and stiffness. Additionally, scar tissue will build up at the site of an injury to repair the damaged tissues. Scar tissue is not as flexible as muscle tissue, therefore, you’ll experience even more stiffness.

A physical therapist will guide you through a series of exercises that gently yet effectively stretch and strengthen your muscles. Subsequently, scar tissue build-up will be curbed, and inflammation will start to subside.

At first, due to the extent of your injuries, even the simplest exercises will seem difficult. Eventually, both your strength and flexibility will increase, allowing you to do more complex exercises that will help you even further.

The Importance of Core Strength and Stability

The best way to ease back pain and prevent injury is to strengthen your core.

Unfortunately, many people live rather sedentary lifestyles due to the nature of their jobs (sitting at a desk all day) or lack of physical activity after working hours. A sedentary lifestyle results in loss of muscle tone, particularly around the abdomen and back (your core). Without strong muscles, it is impossible to support your body adequately and you can end up experiencing:

  • Muscle, tendon, and ligament strain
  • Joint pain
  • Muscle atrophy (stiffening)

Our specialized physical therapists in Bradenton will help strengthen your core muscles while simultaneously helping them to retain their flexibility. The result:

  • Less pain
  • Better posture
  • Less risk of injury
  • Higher level of mobility
  • Increased range of motion
  • Improved balance and reduced risk of falls

Who Can Benefit from Physical Therapy?

PT can benefit patients with a variety of conditions, including:

  • Diabetes
  • Stroke survivors
  • Athletes with an injury
  • Athletes who want to prevent injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Acute back pain
  • Post-joint replacement surgery
  • Post-car accident or other injuries

Taking a Multi-System Approach to Pain Relief and Health

Drs. Lee Rangel and Lucas Wilson want to help you find relief from pain as quickly as possible. To that end, you may note that your treatment plan consists of more than one form of treatment. Oftentimes, it consists of two, three, or more chiropractic modalities.

Utilizing all the tools and techniques at their disposal – including massage therapy, spinal decompression, physical therapy, and spinal adjustments – allows them to speed up the healing process. When you heal faster, you can get out of pain faster, too.

Are you struggling with back pain or stiffness? We can help! Contact us at 941-758-1402 to schedule an appointment.