How Physical Therapy Complements Chiropractic Care

Physical therapy and chiropractic care are two different treatment approaches used by our Richmond Heights chiropractor with the same end goals – to provide pain relief and to improve mobility. Alone, each treatment approach is safe and effective; together, physical therapy and chiropractic care can provide optimal benefits.

Ways Physical Therapy Complements Chiropractic Care With Your Richmond Heights Chiropractor

Richmond Heights physical therapy includes a variety of exercises that complement the effects and benefits of chiropractic care. These exercises include stretches, strength training, balance training and core training; each complements chiropractic care in a slightly different way.

Stretches loosen tight muscles and keep joints lubricated, which help displaced bones and joints move back into proper position with chiropractic care. Physical therapy and sports injury rehabilitation that includes stretching can help connective tissue, including ligaments, complements chiropractic care’s benefits of helping injured tissues regain strength, flexibility and function.

Strength training rebuilds muscles that have grown weak and atrophied as the result of a neurological problem or a long period of forced inactivity. Chiropractic care can correct imbalances in your musculoskeletal support system. Physical therapy in the form of strength training benefits the muscles in a way that complements the effects of chiropractic care.

Balance training is an integral part of Richmond Heights physical therapy as complementary care to chiropractic adjustments. Balancing exercises that use yoga balls, balance boards, and other devices help regain nerve control and muscle strength, especially in your lower body.

Core training develops your core muscles in your abdomen, lower back, and pelvis that support the bones of your spine and trunk. Chiropractors manipulate the bones and joints of your spine and trunk to help relieve neck pain or back pain caused by poor posture. Core training helps strengthen the treatment area to complement the benefits of chiropractic care.

Call our Richmond Height Chiropractor & Learn More Today!

If you are currently undergoing chiropractic care and wondering how physical therapy can complement that care, talk to our chiropractor at McIntyre Chiropractic & Acupuncture Centre. We offer physical therapy in Richmond Heights, Webster Groves and surrounding communities. Make your appointment by calling today!