Your Punta Gorda Chiropractor Is a Great Provider for Your Physical Therapy Needs
If you have never received chiropractic care, it is only natural to suppose that chiropractors do chiropractic care and physical therapists do physiotherapy or physical therapy care. But there are good reasons to get physical therapy at Spinal Health and Rehab Integrative Medicine in Punta Gorda.
What Does Your Chiropractor Do?
Chiropractors work from a theory that every human body is a little different. As chiropractors, we take a personalized look at every patient's unique set of symptoms. No two patients get exactly the same treatment. You may not get the same treatment every time you see your chiropractor.
Chiropractic care is non-surgical and non-invasive. Chiropractic care is safe. There's a lower risk of complications and a lower risk of long-term risks of care.
Chiropractic care often gets immediate results. People feel better after just one visit. The adjustments your chiropractor gives you can have an immediate effect on function, form, and comfort.
What Does Your Physical Therapist Do?
Physical therapy provides long-term support for normal form and function of the body. The work of physical therapy overlaps with what your chiropractor does for you.
Physical therapy also emphasizes personalized care. Physical therapists take individual differences into account as they work with you to recover from your injury.
Like chiropractic, physical therapy is non-surgical and non-invasive. Because physical therapists focus on strengthening the body, the result of physical therapy is a reduced risk of repeated injury. Physical therapists work with a long-term plan to maximize health and minimize further injury to bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, fascia, and muscle.
Even a surgeon will tell you that for most of the kinds of problems chiropractors and physical therapists see, the last thing you want is surgery. Your surgeon will refer you to a chiropractor or a physical therapist first to get you in shape for surgery if the operation is unavoidable. But usually surgery isn't essential and chiropractic and physical therapy are enough.
So, Who Do I Go To See, My Chiropractor Or My Physical Therapist?
Chiropractors and physical therapists do many of the same things. And, to be truthful, chiropractic and physical therapy are just two out of many options for complementary healing. There is a reason; however, you probably want to see a chiropractor first. Chiropractors are trained in a variety of healing techniques never just spinal manipulation. You'll get more options for treatment and more experience with your chiropractor than with almost anyone else.
Make an Appointment With Your Punta Gorda Chiropractor Today
Don't live with pain. Make an appointment with the chiropractors at Spinal Health and Rehab Integrative Medicine in Punta Gorda today! You can schedule an appointment with us by calling (941) 205-2180.