CHIROPRACTIC & PHYSICAL THERAPY SERVICES LOCUST VALLEY NY
We provide many different types of therapies. After you receive your initial consultation and examination, we will report our findings and discuss the therapies we feel will help you reach your health goals as quickly and comfortably as possible. Of course, you will participate in this process.
Chiropractors use hands-on spinal manipulation and other alternative treatments, the theory being that proper alignment of the body’s musculoskeletal structure, particularly the spine, will enable the body to heal itself without surgery or medication. Manipulation is used to restore mobility to joints restricted by tissue injury caused by a traumatic event, such as falling, or repetitive stress, such as sitting without proper back support. Chiropractic is primarily used as a pain relief alternative for muscles, joints, bones, and connective tissue, such as cartilage, ligaments, and tendons. It is sometimes used in conjunction with conventional medical treatment.
Physical Therapy is therapy for the preservation, enhancement, or restoration of movement and physical function impaired or threatened by disability, injury, or disease that utilizes therapeutic exercise, physical modalities (as massage and electrotherapy), assistive devices, and patient education and training.
Physical Therapy practices have long used electrotherapy modalities to benefit patients. This type of therapy introduces energy into your patient’s body, causing change and cure for medical conditions or ailments. Electrotherapy modalities include: biofeedback and EMG, bone growth stimulators, combination therapy, electrode garments, reusable electrode, high volt and galvanic, interferential, laser and light therapy, lead wires, micro-currents, neuromuscular stimulators, pelvic floor stimulation, TENS and ultrasound.
Exercise therapy uses specific stylized movements to improve the way the body functions. It focuses on moving the body and its different parts to relieve symptoms and improve mobility – and of course levels of fitness. You can use exercise therapy for the prevention and management of pain and along the way, get to know your body and the way it works better.
Pre & Post-Surgical Therapy
Research supports our contention that patients who benefit from physical therapy before and after many surgeries, especially joint replacements, can experience faster recovery and better surgical outcomes. Our goal is to help our patients sustain their strength and motion throughout the surgical process and return to normal living as rapidly as possible without suffering long-term ill effects. Our physical therapists are knowledgeable about medical conditions requiring surgery and offer therapies to increase strength, activity and motion both before and after your operation. Physical therapy is particularly effective following surgery for total joint replacements in which a damaged or arthritic joint is removed and replaced with an artificial joint. We will work in co-operation with your surgeon to ensure a customized program is created for your complete recovery.
Rehabilitation is a treatment or treatments designed to facilitate the process of recovery from injury, illness, or disease to as normal a condition as possible. The purpose of rehabilitation is to restore some or all of the patient’s physical, sensory, and mental capabilities that were lost due to injury, illness, or disease. Rehabilitation includes assisting the patient to compensate for deficits that cannot be reversed medically. It is prescribed after many types of injury, illness, or disease, including amputations, arthritis, cancer, cardiac disease, neurological problems, orthopedic injuries, spinal cord injuries, stroke, and traumatic brain injuries. Neuromuscular Rehabilitation
Neuromuscular Re-Education is a system of therapy techniques and exercises that retrain the neuromuscular system to function properly. The basis of this idea is that the formation of certain patterns of communication between nerves and muscles allow people to perform simple everyday acts such as climbing stairs. These normal patterns of movement can be disrupted by injuries, poor work postures, bad habits, or may be impaired in people with certain medical conditions. The goal is to re-establish normal communication between nerves and muscles and patterns of movement in injured people by practicing a variety of specific exercises.
Massage therapy releases any built up tension, which will help your body relax and your mind decompress. You will leave feeling refreshed and revitalized. Massages will help to relieve chronic pain, improve flexibility, reduce muscular tension and cramps, treat current injuries, and prevent future ones.
Balance training is the mainstay of fall prevention programs. Any exercise that improves endurance, muscle strength and flexibility can help prevent falls and related injuries. Beyond better balance, the other benefits of multi-component exercise programs can include many different elements. Faster reaction time can help you keep yourself upright if you start to fall by putting out an arm quickly to grab something stable. Improved coordination can directly help prevent falls but can also help you roll rather than crash as you go down. Stronger and larger muscles which can buffer the impact of a fall, providing some protection to bones and joints. Resistance exercises strengthen bones, and stronger bones are more resistant to fractures. Regular exercise helps maintain brain function with age. Clearer thinking may help you avoid situations that increase fall risk.
Arch supports, orthotic insoles, heel pads, and other shoe inserts provide first-line therapy for arch and heel pain, plantar fasciitis, achilles tendonitis, and other foot problems that stem from not having enough orthopedic support when you walk or stand. Arch supports and orthotic insoles are more affordable than custom orthotics and very popular with patients with mild to moderate foot pain. They also work well for people who are simply trying to prevent developing foot problems down the road.
The Kinesio Taping Method is designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process while allowing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body’s range of motion. It is used to successfully treat a variety of orthopedic, neuromuscular, neurological and medical conditions. Kinesio Taping is used to reduce pain, optimize performance, prevent injury and promote improved circulation and healing.