Physical Therapy: Insurance is Accepted
Physical Therapy in Norwich, CT: Thames Chiropractic & Acupuncture Center
Dr. Christopher Macadam, Dr.David Meder and Dr. Gregory Brunelle
Physical therapy (also known as physiotherapy) is an important part of a treatment plan for many conditions. Physiotherapy is also used effectively in helping injured workers return to the workforce, people suffering from arthritis and people recovering from surgery.
The Norwich physical therapists at our facility are licensed and trained to help patients alleviate pain and recover from injury. A full rehabilitation and strengthening program is essential to ensure full recovery as well as to prevent further injury or re-injury. These exercises sometimes include muscle stretching, joint mobility exercises or muscle strengthening exercises.
Custom exercise and stretching programs help the body heal after an injury
Exercises may vary and change from patient to patient, but the goal is always the same. The aim of a rehabilitation program is to regain pre-injury levels in all aspects of physical fitness. Correction of muscle imbalance problems around the shoulder, hip or knee are addressed effectively with exercise rehabilitation guided by a trained professional. Core stability muscles are also an important part of the treatment of chronic lower back pain.
Benefits of exercise rehabilitation:
- Reduces or eliminates pain
- Can help avoid surgery
- Improves mobility
- Recover from or prevent sports injuries
- Improves balance
- Manages diabetes and vascular conditions
- Helps manage and prevent health issues due to aging
Exercise rehabilitation helps to improve flexibility and balance
Flexibility is the ability to extend or stretch without breaking. The term is usually used to describe muscles or movement of a number of muscles. In addition to physiotherapy building muscle strength and aiding in recovery, these exercises can also improve flexibility. This is a vital part of maintaining a sound body. Balance can be difficult for the body after time whether you are injured or not. The body sometimes works to compensate for weak areas which can throw the body off-balance just from daily activities.
Modalities utilized at our physical therapy clinic in Norwich, CT
Exercise Rehabilitation: Therapeutic exercises are used to help alleviate pain by improving the muscle strength and flexibility. Our licensed physical therapists are trained to restore mobility while often reducing the need for long-term use of prescription medications and their side effects.
Chiropractic Adjustments: Chiropractic adjustments can help patients who suffer from many ailments and injuries that cause chronic pain in the back, neck and other areas of the body by restoring proper function to the nervous system.
Acupuncture: Wavelengths of light interact with tissues to reduce inflammation and accelerate healing. Patients with acute and chronic pain often experience relief and restored functionality with this effective option.
Electric Muscle Stimulation (Electro-therapy): Electric muscle stimulation is a physical rehabilitation therapy modality that is used to stimulate muscle contractions using electrodes hooked up to an electric stimulation machine at our facility.
Kinesio Taping: Kinesio Taping gives support and stability to your joints and muscles without affecting circulation and range of motion. It is also used for preventive maintenance and to treat pain which enhances the body’s natural healing process.
Cyrotherapy: Cold application (cryotherapy) is the simplest and most commonly used method for treatment of acute musculoskeletal injury. Cold applications help to reduce the metabolic rate of a tissue, reduce muscle spasms and decrease pain and swelling.
Acupressure: Acupressure uses gentle to firm finger pressure in the pressure points and meridians much like acupuncture does with the use of needles. As these acupressure points are stimulated, muscular tension releases, circulation of blood is promoted and the body’s life force energy is enhanced to aid in healing.
Ultrasound: Ultrasound therapy helps to reduce muscle pain and movement dysfunction. Sound waves deliver deep heat to the areas of the body that need treatment. As a result of the sound waves, the patient benefits from reduced stiffness, swelling and pain. Increased circulation and the promotion of pain free movement are positive effects of using ultrasound therapy.
Physical therapy at Thames Chiropractic & Acupuncture Center
Visit our chiropractic, acupuncture and rehabilitation center in the heart of New London County, Connecticut at 12 Case St #312, Norwich, CT 06360. We gladly accept many major insurance plans.
Call (860) 887-4325 or contact us to book your next appointment.