Chiropractic care is a natural form of health care that assists with disorders of the musculoskeletal system, the nervous system, and the effects of such disorders on general health. Most chiropractic services are used to heal back pain, neck pain, pain in the joints of the arms or legs, and headaches.
Functional rehabilitation incorporates clinical lifestyle recommendations, manual treatments and functional exercise regimes to help patients regain normal function of their spine and limbs returning patients to their active daily lifestyles. Therapy begins by identifying faulty patterns of movement often resulting from poor posture, improper lifting mechanics, fitness training errors or injury.
Here at Trinity Integrated Health and Wellness Center, we do not chase pain. It is important to understand that often times where the pain presents is not the area that needs to be treated. The pain may be due to that area compensating and being over-worked from another area not pulling its weight. Our functional rehabilitation program includes strength, flexibility and agility training as well as training focused on coordination of body parts and motion to prepare the individual to return to full participation.
This comprehensive and consistent approach works to retrain muscles, restore joint function, and prevent recurring injuries and doctor visits. Additionally, we will equip our patients with innovative techniques for maintaining proper posture, improving lifting mechanics or workouts, and determining “Do’s and Don’ts” related to certain jobs or daily activities. The effectiveness of this treatment protocol depends on the patient’s commitment to their therapeutic exercises and following the doctor’s recommendations. Improving the patient’s function, as opposed to simply managing the symptoms, can have a significant impact on injury reduction. Chiropractic adjustments make people feel better, but appropriate rehabilitation is essential for long- term positive outcomes.
Functional Rehabilitation is a rather new field and many are still learning about it. Physical therapy, on the other hand, is a well-known practice in the rehabilitation community. We feel it is important to define the differences to help educate and better assist our patients. It can make a big difference in the life of someone who needs more treatment after Physical Therapy ends.
Here are the core differences:
• Functional Exercise Therapy helps to bridge the gap between Physical Therapy and a Home Exercise Program (HEP).
• Physical Therapy focuses on the specific injured area(s) of the patient’s body, whereas Functional Exercise Therapy focuses on total body health and wellness by conditioning the patient’s entire body.
• Functional Exercise Therapy focuses on long-term recovery and prepares an individual to function independently by staying physically active across a lifespan.
If you or someone you know is interested in learning more about our approach to rehabilitation therapy, call us today at (318) 352-0099 to schedule a consultation. We are happy to answer any questions.
Functional medicine is a personalized and integrative approach to healthcare which involves understanding the prevention, management, and root causes of complex chronic disease. It has evolved integrative, holistic, conventional and naturopathic models to offer the most comprehensive and effective approach to healthcare in the 21st century.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
At Trinity Integrated Health and Wellness Center, we are pleased to offer Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber therapy with optional infrared light therapy during treatment. The combination of these two powerful treatments, sometimes referred to as Targeted Hyperbarics, means you can now experience all the benefits of both in just one appointment!
HBOT itself is a combination of treatments too. It involves a pressurized atmosphere and concentrated oxygen. This particular combination allows the body to absorb oxygen and its healing effects throughout the body more readily. By adding the option for infrared light treatment, you will benefit from more significant localized impact as well as deeper penetration of healing.
If you have questions about HBOT or would like to schedule an appointment, please call Trinity Integrated Health and Wellness Center today at (318) 352-0099.