Physical therapy is a branch of rehabilitative health that uses specific rehabilitative exercises and equipment to help people regain and improve physical function and improved posture. Physical therapy promotes overall health, wellness and fitness. A physical therapy program usually has two parts: passive therapy to help reduce pain and active exercises. Patients will be started on a passive care plan to reduce pain and inflammation and will be transitioned to an active plan as their pain and function improve. Exercises are important to regain strength and function but will not be started until a patient can perform them effectively without increasing pain.
Physical Therapy consists of modalities also, such as:
Hot and Cold Packs
An individualized treatment plan will be design with one or more of the above modalities to best treat your condition. If you are in need of physical therapy, Algonquin Chiropractic Center in Algonquin, Illinois is here to help you reach your wellness goals.