Physical Therapy Clinic in Vaughan
What is physical therapy?
The term “physical therapy” implies the use of an exercise-based approach towards healing from an injury. This might include muscle strengthening, stretching, and exercise to improve balance and coordination. Physical therapy and exercise is commonly used by physiotherapists; however, what is not commonly known is that many Chiropractors also do the same.
At the Pain and Wellness Centre, all our Chiropractors are strength coaches and have extensive knowledge in exercise rehabilitation.
Why Choose The Pain and Wellness Centre’s Chiropractors?
A common myth about chiropractors is that we only “crack your bones”, “crack your spine”, perform “adjustments, ” and only use manual hands-on therapies to help provide pain relief. While several chiropractors continue to only provide these treatments, many chiropractors within the profession use multiple techniques and tools, including physical therapy and exercise, to help their patients recover.
Our chiropractors at the Pain and Wellness Centre combine physical therapy, gentle hands-on manual therapy and coaching to help patients recover from injury or manage chronic pain, improve mobility, return to activity and improve quality of life as quickly as possible.
Why are physical therapy and exercise important?
Physical therapy and exercise are recommended to help people prevent and recover from injury. Whether it’s back pain, neck pain, chronic pain, osteoarthritis or fibromyalgia, physical therapy and exercise should be part of your recovery strategy.
Exercise has been shown to improve strength, endurance and flexibility. However, the positive effects of exercise are not only limited to improving your physical body. Regimented exercise that is tailored to your level of fitness, experience and goals has been shown to significantly improve mood, well-being, energy, sleep, and reduce the fear associated with returning to activity.
What to Expect from Your Chiropractic Visit at The Pain and Wellness Centre
At The Pain and Wellness Centre, we tailor our treatment methods to fulfill our patients’ needs. Here is what you should expect when you visit a chiropractor at the Pain and Wellness Centre:
- Specialized Evaluation: Our chiropractors will spend time learning about your injury and performing a thorough physical examination to determine your overall health. During this evaluation, our chiropractors will take the time to identify the source of pain and create a specialized treatment plan for you.
- Treatment: Our chiropractors will then use various treatments to help you recover from your injury, improve your pain and restore your function. Treatments may include hands-on therapy, physical therapy (such as stretching & strengthening), acupuncture, TENS, laser and shockwave.
- Communication: Our chiropractors consistently re-evaluate your response treatment to determine your progress.
Common conditions treated with Chiropractic services
Whether you are a sports athlete, recreational enthusiast, surgical patient, or someone who experiences frequent body aches and pains, you can rely on The Pain and Wellness Centre for your chiropractic and physical therapy treatments.
Our chiropractors commonly treat:
- Neck and back pains
- Headaches and vertigo
- Shoulder pains and rotator cuff injury
- Plantar fasciitis/foot injury and pain
- Prenatal and postpartum discomfort
- Sports-related injuries and pain
- Workplace related injuries
- Whiplash and motor vehicle accident injuries
- Sciatica Pain
- TMJ (jaw) dysfunction
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Arthritis and osteoarthritis
- Disc herniation
- Degenerative Joint/Disc Disease
- Hip/knee replacement rehabilitation
Is chiropractic covered by insurance?
Most workplace insurance plans provide coverage for chiropractic services. We recommend checking with your insurance plan to understand what coverage you have prior to making an appointment.
Can I continue with the exercise at home?
If you are a patient at The Pain and Wellness Centre, chances are you have been put on a customized exercise plan to address the areas the pain you currently are experiencing. Patients who regularly exercise at home are more likely to achieve their goals of pain relief, return to meaningful activities and improvement in function.
Can physical therapy cause pain?
Physical therapy can create mild soreness in your muscles, lasting a couple of days. As your body adapts to the exercises, strength will increase, and your muscles will become more resilient. At the Pain and Wellness Centre, it is customary that our Chiropractors perform exercises and hands-on treatment to your painful area, which can be mildly uncomfortable.
How many sessions do I need to improve the pain I am experiencing?
After a comprehensive evaluation, your chiropractor will communicate what they believe is happening and will propose a set number of treatments to make significant improvements in your condition. The number of treatment sessions differs from patient to patient as each person is uniquely different as there are many factors that influence the rate of improvement.
Contact our team today if you’re ready to be assessed and let us help you get back to the activities you enjoy!