Physiotherapy in Dowagiac

Physical rehabilitation uses mechanical force and movement to improve mobility, function, and even quality of life through examination, diagnosis, prognosis, and physical intervention.

Our physiotherapists are trained and licensed to examine, evaluate, diagnose, and treat impairment, functional limitations, and disabilities in patients.

There are many reasons patients come to us for physical rehabilitation. One of the main reasons is because they have been hurt in an automobile accident and need additional attention in order to get their bodies back to feeling normal. Other people hurt their bodies in sports or work and need assistance to feel better again.

Our entire staff is dedicated to helping you feel better. Our compassionate and educated chiropractors will work with you every step of the way. Results of an injury can vary from person to person, so it is important to speak with our wonderful staff to see how we can help you. Our number one goal is to help you feel better.

Avoid Surgery

Physical Therapy is a non-invasive way to help your body heal and regain strength which can help you avoid unnecessary surgery.

Range of Symptoms

Physical Therapy can help those who have gone through trauma as well as those just needing to treat problematic areas.

Feel Great Again

It’s been proven that Physical Therapy can help get your body healing properly, increase range of motion and strength.

In physiotherapy, trained professionals evaluate and treat abnormal physical function related to, for example, an injury, disability, disease or condition.

Physiotherapy Treatment in the Dowagiac Area

Depending on your health issue, our team may suggest using Physiotherapy and Therapeutic Exercises to get your body moving normally again. This can be extremely valuable in your overall health. During your appointments, we’ll discuss if Physiotherapy Exercises make sense for your care.

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How does Physiotherapy work?

Our Physiotherapy team here in Dowagiac helps take care of patients in all phases of healing, from initial diagnosis through the restorative and preventive stages of recovery. Physiotherapy may be a standalone option, or it may support other treatments.

Some patients are referred to our physical therapist by their doctor, but others seek therapy on their own. Whichever way a patient comes to see our physical therapy team, they can expect to:

  • Undergo a physical exam and evaluation, including a health history and certain testing procedures, including evaluation of posture, movement and flexibility, and of muscle and joint motion and performance
  • Receive a clinical diagnosis, prognosis, plan of care and short and long term goals
  • Receive physical therapy treatment and intervention based on the therapist’s evaluation and diagnosis
  • Receive self-management recommendations

Patients often train with our physical therapist in our Dowagiac clinic working on exercises that they can do at home, to help them function more effectively.

What to Expect During Physiotherapy

Our Physiotherapists in Dowagiac use many different techniques to help you decrease pain and stiffness, improve motion and strength, and improve mobility. Physical agents such as heat, ice, ultrasound, or electrical stimulation may be used. Manual techniques are often used to help improve mobility.

Therapeutic exercise is often used by physical therapists to help people gain range of motion, increase strength, and improve function. Patient education about a condition or illness is paramount to the practice of physical therapy, and therapists may use charts, models, and diagrams to help you understand your diagnosis and prognosis.

You may also be given modifications to make or exercises to do at home.

Common Reasons to See a Physiotherapist in Dowagiac

Some common problems that Physiotherapists evaluate and treat include:

  • Stroke
  • Fractures
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Sports injuries
  • Amputations
  • Arthritis

Know, however, that physical therapists can treat many other problems besides the ones listed. Be sure to consult our Chiropractic staff if you feel you may benefit from this treatment. When an injury or illness occurs that limits your ability to move about safely or normally, a referral to a physical therapist may be made. Physical therapists work to ensure a safe and rapid return to maximal function.

Benefits of Physiotherapy Treatment & Exercises

Depending on the reason for treatment, the benefits of physical therapy include:

  • Pain management with reduced need for opioids
  • Avoiding surgery
  • Improved mobility and movement
  • Recovery from injury or trauma
  • Recovery from stroke or paralysis
  • Fall prevention
  • Improved balance
  • Management of age-related medical problems

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