Are you suffering from muscle tension and weakness, chronic pain, limited mobility, or balance issues? Dr. Philip Willner provides physical therapy and other effective treatment methods in Littleton, CO to help you achieve relief and optimal health.
What Is Physical Therapy and How Does It Help?
Physical therapy is the study and treatment of issues with movement. The goals of physical therapy or PT include the following and more:
- Provide pain relief
- Prevent disabilities
- Prevent the need for surgery and medication
- Restore or improve mobility and range of motion
- Rehabilitate from injuries, accidents, and even strokes
- Improve balance
- Manage conditions, like arthritis, diabetes, and heart disease
The first step of physical therapy is for Dr. Willner to view and assess how your body moves and functions. This helps him identify issues that need to be addressed.
From there, he can develop a physical therapy plan which will often include exercises, stretches, massage therapy, ultrasound therapy, and heat or cold therapy. Your treatment plan will include the steps necessary to provide you with the best possible results.
Benefits of Combining Physical Therapy With Chiropractic Care in Littleton, CO
If you’re wondering why some chiropractors like Dr. Willner provides physical therapy, you’re not alone. To many people, chiropractic care and physical therapy seem like two separate fields.
In one way, that is correct – physical therapists don’t always offer chiropractic care and chiropractors don’t always provide traditional physical therapy. However, the two fields of study are more related than you probably think.
Your skeletal system is connected to your muscular system, and both are connected to your nervous system. This means that an issue in one system can cause an issue in another. For instance, an injured muscle can lead to a spinal misalignment, which can then lead to a compressed nerve. Likewise, a spinal misalignment can damage your muscles and compress your nerves.
Due to this, true healing and recovery require attention to all of these systems. By providing chiropractic adjustments in conjunction with physical therapy, Dr. Willner is better able to help you achieve natural and lasting recovery.
Learn more about the benefits of physical therapy combined with chiropractic care by scheduling a visit with Dr. Willner in Littleton, CO at (720) 283-8006.