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Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy

Physical therapy harmonizes with chiropractic adjustments and manipulations to facilitate recovery from conditions such as back pain, neck pain, sciatica and rotar cuff injuries. Dr. Chip Shemansky incorporates physical therapy exercises and techniques like myofascial release, trigger point and PNF into personalized treatment plans. A study published in the Journal of Orthopedic & Sports Physical Therapy, highlights the importance of integrating physical therapy into patient care. This combination provides a comprehensive, holistic approach to addressing pain and dysfunction, ensuring a well-rounded and effective treatment plan. 

What is physician-assisted rehabilitation & strength training?

Physician assisted rehabilitation and strength training are crucial componenets of holistic healthcare.These interventions play a vital role in restoring optimal function and mobility, addressing underlying issues, and preventing future injuries. Under the guidance of Dr. Chip Shemansky, rehabilitation programs are tailored to your individual needs, ensuring safe and effective progression towards recovery. Additionally, strength training helps to build muscular support around the spine and joints, improving stability and reducing the risk of re-injury. By incorporating these therapies into treatment plans, patients can experience enhanced outcomes, increased resilience, and a higher quality of life, ultimately empowering them to live actively and pain-free. Dr. Shemansky uses physical therapy techniques that include:

-Active assisted stretching
Active assisted stretching is a therapeutic technique that involves stretching a muscle actively with the assistance of a partner (Dr. Shemansky), a strap, or other tools. Unlike passive stretching, where an external force moves the body, active assisted stretching engages the muscles being stretched to create more control and depth in the stretch. 

-Active release therapy
During an active-release therapy session, Dr. Shemansky uses his hands to apply precise pressure and tension to specific areas of the muscles, tendons, ligaments, and fascia that are affected by adhesions or scar tissue. This technique breaks down these adhesions, improves tissue mobility, and restores proper function to the affected areas. 

What conditions benefit from physician assisted rehabilitaion?

The integration of physical rehabilitation in chiropractic care is beneficial for various conditions, including:

  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Sports injuries
  • Post-surgical rehabilitation
  • Auto accident injuries
  • Orthopedic injuries
  • Chronic pain
  • Geriatric care
  • Certain pediatric conditions

Patients with chronic conditions like fibromyalgia, sciatica, tension headaches, and overuse injuries can find relief and improved function through physical therapy and chiropractic adjustments, too.