Chiropractic is a non-invasive, hands-on health care discipline that focuses on the neuro-musculoskeletal system. Chiropractors practice a manual approach. Doctors of Chiropractic are specifically trained to detect and correct problems in the spine, often before the patient is even aware they exist.
What is Wellness Chiropractic?
More often than not, when we tell someone that we are a chiropractic office, they immediately associate our vocation with neck and/or back pain. What many do not realize, however, is that chiropractic is a health care modality that provides significantly more than just a solution for pain.
Chiropractic is a lifestyle that involves all aspects of wellness, including exercise, nutrition, personal development, and stress relief. We have been fortunate to work with people from all walks of life (including newborns, children, and adolescents) and the outcome has been miraculous.
Speciality Pilates equipment
We use a mix of specialised equipment including Pilates reformers, trapeze tables, fit balls, foam rollers and more. This equipment is designed specifically for clinical Pilates, promoting correct technique, appropriate resistance levels, and targeted exercises so you can really work your key areas and see results.
Our instructors also spend extra time teaching key muscle contraction techniques, which enables you to get more out of every Pilates workout session.
The Benefits of Chiropractic Therapy with a Physical Therapist
One of the most common misconceptions about chiropractic therapy and physical therapy is that they are competing forms of health care. Chiropractic care and physical therapy are actually complementary therapies that can be used together to help relieve your pain and improve your overall health. Chiropractic care focuses on the spine and joints, while physical therapy helps people with injuries, illnesses, and disabilities regain or maintain movement. Here are five benefits of chiropractic therapy with a physical therapist to consider when choosing your next course of treatment with LeMoine Physical Therapy.
One of the first things physical therapists as part of chiropractic care do is evaluate your posture to make sure your spine is straight. They will then work on any postural muscle weaknesses or areas that need attention. Then, they'll look at which joints in your spine are misaligned or being pulled too far in one direction. If that joint needs adjusting, they'll use their hands and gentle pressure to get it back into place. Once those adjustments are made, you should feel better almost immediately because you won't be holding as much tension and stress in the muscles on either side of the joint causing pain. It may take a few visits before all the pain is gone, but each visit should bring relief until you're feeling more aligned again.
Digestion starts in the brain. You might have noticed that when you feel emotional, you often start to feel queasy. And while no one knows exactly why this happens, it does give some insight into how the brain and stomach are connected: Stress leads to more pressure in your stomach, which can then lead to nausea and/or indigestion. A visit to your doctor may confirm what type of reaction you're having, but treatment will most likely include managing your stress level. This may sound like an impossibility, but physical therapy can help with relaxation and stress management through biofeedback and counseling. After calming down on the inside, the digestive system can work as it should on the outside.
Physical therapists and chiropractors are both valuable allies in the effort to keep the body running smoothly. Depending on what your goals are, they may work together to provide you with chiropractic therapy, or they may work separately. One benefit that is shared by physical therapists and chiropractors is alleviating allergies through treatment. If someone suffers from allergies, going to a physical therapist or chiropractic therapy can help clear their sinuses, allowing them to breathe better and feel more energized.
Relieves Neck Pain
Due to its effectiveness at reducing neck pain, chiropractic practices have been used as an alternative method for people who have not responded well to typical treatments. The results have shown that not only does it provide significant relief from neck pain but also helps reduce the severity and frequency of headaches. Other benefits of therapy include: improved posture, increased energy levels, enhanced athletic performance, and diminished stress. There are many advantages to adding chiropractic practices to your daily routine!
Boosts Energy Levels
Chiropractic practice is designed to improve the range of motion in your body's joints and keep them mobile. This makes it easier for you to do things like walking, bending over, and reaching up high. All these activities can boost your energy levels! Plus, it may be the relief you need from tight muscles. To schedule an appointment today for chiropractic therapy with one of our physical therapists, contact us at LeMoine Physical Therapy!