Physical Therapy for Low Back Pain, Sports Injuries & More
Physical Therapy in Rockford, IL: MedPlus Neck and Back Pain Center
Dr. David Girgenti, Dr. Aaron Sheley & Dr. Thomas Galli
Physical therapy in Rockford, IL: Physical therapy, also known as physiotherapy, is an important part of a treatment plan for many conditions. Physiotherapy is also used effectively in helping injured workers return to the workforce, people suffering from arthritis and people recovering from surgery.
The Rockford physical therapists at our facility are licensed and trained to help patients alleviate pain and recover from injury. A full rehabilitation and strengthening program is essential to ensure full recovery and to prevent further injury. These programs sometimes include muscle stretching, joint mobility exercises or muscle strengthening exercises. A rehabilitation and strengthening program is essential to ensure full recovery and to prevent re-injuries.
Custom exercise and stretching programs help the body heal after an injury
Exercises may vary and change from patient to patient, but the goal is always the same. The aim of a rehabilitation program is to regain pre-injury levels in all aspects of physical fitness. Correction of muscle imbalance problems around the shoulder, hip or knee are addressed effectively with exercise rehabilitation guided by a trained professional. Core stability muscles are also an important part of the treatment of chronic lower back pain.
Benefits of exercise rehabilitation:
- Reduces or eliminates pain
- Can help avoid surgery
- Improves mobility
- Recover from or prevent sports injuries
- Improves balance
- Manages diabetes and vascular conditions
- Helps manage and prevent health issues due to aging
Exercise rehabilitation helps to improve flexibility and balance
Flexibility is the ability to extend or stretch without breaking. The term is usually used to describe muscles but can also be used to describe a movement involving a number of muscles. In addition to physical therapy building muscle strength and aiding in recovery, these exercises can also improve flexibility. This is a vital part of maintaining a sound body. Balance can be difficult for the body after time regardless if you are injured or not. The body sometimes works to compensate for weak areas, ultimately throwing the body off-balance just from daily activities.
PowerPlate™ is a rehabilitation phenomena supported by extensive research, and leads the industry in three-dimensional Advanced Vibration Technology™.
PowerPlate™ uses the principles of Acceleration Training™ to stimulate the body’s natural response to vibration while transmitting waves of energy at safe levels throughout the body activating muscle contractions between 25 and 50 times per second. Acceleration Training with PowerPlate™ machines creates instability in the human body, as with each vibration the body is forced to perform reflexive muscle actions, multiple times per second. Furthermore, these contractions must work in multiple dimensions oscillating in all three planes, exactly as the human body is designed to do. The net result is an incredible improvement in force production or strength and power.
Benefits include immediate improvement in blood circulation to measurable outcomes such as increased muscle strength and flexibility, decreased cellulite, reduced pain and faster recovery. It also allows people with conditions such as osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis and arthritis to exercise while working within their physical limitations. Vibrations stimulate the muscle-pump-effect and cause an increase in blood-flow with an improvement of transport capacity for: Oxygen / Carbon Dioxide vitality components (micro nutrients), energy components (macro nutrients), derivates and waste (i.e. lactic acid).
Other modalities utilized at our physical therapy clinic in Rockford, Illinois
Exercise Rehabilitation: Therapeutic exercises are used to help alleviate pain by improving the muscle strength and flexibility. Our licensed physical therapists are trained to restore mobility while often reducing the need for long-term use of prescription medications and their side effects.
Acoustic Wave Therapy: Acoustic waves alter the mechanical, electrical and thermal properties of solids and, thus, have recently been found to aid in the healing process within the body.
Electrical Stimulation: This is a therapeutic treatment that applies electrical stimulation in treating muscle spasms and pain. Not only can it help prevent atrophy and build strength in patients with injuries but it is also useful in keeping muscles active especially after any type spinal cord injury or strokes.
Mechanical Traction: Mechanical traction is a type of decompression therapy that alleviates pressure in the spine. Traction is used to treat sciatica, pinched nerves, herniated discs, degenerative disc disease and other back conditions.
Cold Laser Light Therapy: Cold Laser Light Therapy is used at our clinic to treat patients with everything from arthritis to pulled muscles or inflammation. It cannot harm or burn your skin and it has direct healing applications as well. It uses low power or ‘soft’ laser light to alter cellular function, improve outcomes and speed up your body’s natural healing process safely and effectively.
Myofascial Release & Massage Therapy: Our licensed therapists work with our patients to help manage and release the tension that has been building in effected areas of the body which are causing pain and stiffness. This tension would normally seem unrelated to other ailments patients may be having, but this chronic pain disorder is due to sensitivity and tightness in certain tissues. Hands-on manipulation by our specialized medical professionals can properly release this tension thus relieving pain.
Posture Pump®: The Posture Pump® is a spinal health care product that is designed for neck and back pain relief. The Posture Pump® was created as a way to reinforce your neck and back’s natural curved shape in addition to hydrating the discs and joints.
Physical therapy at MedPlus Neck and Back Pain Center
Our state-of-the-art chiropractic and rehabilitation center is equipped with the latest in health care technology. Our doctors are specially trained to help patients recover from pain and injury without surgery or the use of harmful medications. We are located in the heart of Rockford, Illinois at 6080 Elaine Dr Suite A, Rockford, IL 61108.
When you are ready to start your path to optimal health and wellness, call to request your appointment: (815) 898-0880 or contact us to request an appointment online. We gladly accept insurance and have a new patient special for those without insurance coverage or high deductibles!