Rehabilitative Therapy

Rehabilitative Therapy Supports Additional Wellness Efforts
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Rehabilitative Therapy

by | Aug 30, 2012 |

When You Need Rehabilitative Therapy

Our emphasis on wellness goes beyond temporary pain relief. The key to long-term success is rehabilitation and strengthening of the affected area by developing a regimen of therapy, exercise and nutrition to suit the patient’s lifestyle.

Our goal is to engage your body’s natural abilities to heal and regenerate damaged tissue. Strengthening the surrounding muscles of a joint can protect it from further damage. Training the body to perform activities in a balanced posture can also help the patient progress toward a pain free existence.

Rehabilitation is typically prescribed for:

  • Injury recovery
  • Chronic back pain
  • Sports performance
  • Elderly patients
  • Musculoskeletal disease & disorders

What to Expect

After completing your initial course of treatment to reduce swelling and improve function, we will measure your current performance in a series of tests designed to pinpoint areas of pain and weakness. Our staff will then design a series of comprehensive exercises which may consist of movements, stretches, resistance training or weight training to strengthen the areas of the body needed to support and protect the area affected by injury or disease. Based on your activity level and treatment goals we will measure your progress and continue to “push” your body to the desired outcome.

Supportive Therapies

A variety of complementary therapies may be included in your treatment plan:

  • Acupuncture– Involves the placement of very tiny needles into specific areas of the body (link to acupuncture) in order to enable pain relief and healing.
  • Therapeutic Massage– Applying deep or light pressure to areas of to encourage muscle relaxation (link to massage).
  • Nutrition Counseling– Proper nutrition is an important part of the healing process. Active Health provides a variety of nutrition based services from diet counseling to tailored nutrition plans based on lab testing. Additionally, overweight patients can benefit from a weight loss program which will help decrease the burden on the affected areas

Glossary

Acupuncture

A medical practice originating in China that involved inserting the tips of needles in strategic sites on the body. It is thought to stimulate nerve impulses and has been in use for over 5,000 years. Currently considered an effective alternative treatment for certain kinds of pain. Recent studies suggest acupuncture can effectively treat a host of diseases.

Chiropractic Medicine

A system for treating disorders of the body, especially those of the bones, muscles, and joints, by manipulating the vertebrae of the spine and related structures. Chiropractic therapy utilizes the recuperative powers of the body and the relationship between the musculoskeletal structures and the functions of the body, particularly of the spinal column and the nervous system to restore and maintain health. This technique was developed in 1899.

Holistic Medicine

An approach to medicine that emphasizes treating the person as a whole, with special attention to the interconnections of the mind and body and of the systems within the body. Holistic medicine stresses the patient’s role in health care through such means as positive attitudes, sound diet, and regular exercise.

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