Chiropractor - Pittsburgh, PA
Whether through illness, a car accident, sports injury, or overuse, sometimes joints and muscles stop functioning as they should. We may experience weakness, limited range of motion, or pain. If this has happened to you, then you may be a good candidate for rehabilitation, also known as physical therapy.
What does Rehabilitation Mean?
Rehabilitation is the combination of therapeutic exercises and manual therapy such as massage, trigger point therapy, or chiropractic adjustments, which can include Flexion Distraction. The goal of rehabilitation is to manage or eliminate pain, while also strengthening the proper muscles and ligaments to protect against further injury in the future.
Benefits of Rehabilitation
A variety of injuries and medical conditions can be alleviated through rehabilitation. One of the biggest benefits is that it can help patients avoid surgery, which is costly and often requires a long recovery period. If surgery is necessary, rehabilitation can speed recovery time and help avoid re-injury in the future.
Through therapeutic techniques such as exercise, stretching and chiropractic adjustments, rehabilitation can help patients reduce or even eradicate pain in the affected areas. If a patient is having trouble walking, it can increase mobility and improve balance by strengthening the appropriate muscles. Rehabilitation therapy can also help with the management of certain illnesses, and can even assist patients in having a healthy pregnancy and faster postpartum recovery period.
Rehabilitation Services at Simmons Chiropractic
Upon visiting our office in the Shadyside neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Chiropractor Dr. Dave Simmons will complete a full evaluation to see what therapeutic techniques are appropriate for you. He will recommend the necessary chiropractic adjustments, stretches, and exercises to promote strength and healing.
Dr. Dave will then tailor a recovery plan to suit your needs. This includes physical therapy exercises that range from gentle floor exercises, to ones using an exercise or stability ball, and eventually, to weighted and sport-specific exercises. As you get stronger, Dr. Dave will provide new therapeutic exercises that match your abilities, and will help you reach the next stage of healing.
If you are recovering from surgery, Dr. Dave will work with your orthopedist to ensure proper healing. As treatment progresses, he will conduct further evaluation and make recommendations for further visits to your orthopedist or other medical professional if necessary.
About Chiropractor Dr. Dave Simmons
Dr. Dave Simmons is a chiropractor who cares about treating the whole body. He is not only a Doctor of Chiropractic (DC), but also a Registered Nurse (RN), and is currently working to obtain his Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) license. Under Dr. Dave’s care, you will receive the benefit of his vast medical knowledge combined with his commitment to holistic treatment. This includes the use of therapeutic techniques such as stretching and exercise with all his patients.
If you are located in the Pittsburgh area and are looking for a chiropractor you can trust, contact us today. We’d love to see you at our Shadyside office on the East side of Pittsburgh.