Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy

Hot Pack/Cold Pack

Hot packs and cold packs are a popular physical therapy option known as thermotherapy. Cold packs are more beneficial for particular injuries and illnesses, while hot packs are more suitable for others. Your chiropractor in Dallas will be able to advise you on which form of thermotherapy will be more beneficial for your situation.


Ultrasound Therapy

Ultrasound therapy is another physical therapy our Dallas chiropractors provide. Using sound waves to deliver heat to the tissue to reduce stiffness, swelling, and pain, it’s also beneficial for many other reasons. Those who use ultrasound therapy also report benefits such as increased circulation, and being able to move without pain.

Typically, ultrasound therapy is followed up with stretches, massage, heat treatment, and chiropractic manipulation. If you believe ultrasound therapy could be the very thing you need, get in touch with our one of chiropractors in Dallas.


Intersegmental Traction

When used in conjunction with chiropractic manipulation, those suffering from pain, inflammation, and discomfort can benefit from intersegmental traction. Intersegmental traction, while it sounds complicated, is a straightforward yet effective form of physical therapy that can stretch your joints and increase your overall mobility.

Your chiropractor in Dallas will explain the entire process before proceeding. Intersegmental traction aims to establish a “normal range” of motion to your spine. Athletes, sportspeople, and runners are the most common participants in this treatment.

This form of treatment is known to increase your mobility, stretch your muscles and ligaments, and reduce the instance of spinal subluxation. What’s more, it has profound benefits on your discs, muscles, and ligaments due to increased blood flow. The effect of this is better balance, increased strength and, of course, better mobility.

Get in touch with our chiropractors in Dallas if you believe this form of physical therapy may be helpful for you.


Myofascial Release Therapy

If you are suffering from an auto injury, your Dallas chiropractor may recommend myofascial therapy. Myofascial therapy involves relieving your soft tissue of pain and relieving chronic myofascial or lower back pain. Typically, myofascial pain is caused by a car accident, a fall, misalignment of your posture, a compressed nerve, an inflammatory condition, or even a herniated disc.


Therapeutic Exercises and Rehabilitation

After a work injury, auto injury, or personal injury, your chiropractor may recommend therapeutic exercises and rehabilitation. If you’re unsure what those include, we’ve added some helpful information below. However, our chiropractors in Dallas are always dedicated to providing a custom experience. Therefore, the exercises and rehabilitation activities you receive are tailored to your exact illness or injury, rather than someone else’s.


If you’re suffering from neck tension, joint stiffness, muscle injuries or muscles spasms from a personal injury, auto injury, stress, or illness, you may find a hot pack is more suitable for you. By applying heat to your muscles, you can benefit from reduced tension, better flexibility, more relaxed muscles, and increased circulation. What’s more, a typically sore or irritated muscle can all of a sudden feel relaxed and comfortable.

However, it’s important to note that if an area of your body is swollen, a heat pack may cause this area to swell even more. Talk to your auto injury chiropractor, or chiropractor in Dallas, about how best to apply a heat pack.

If you suffer from arthritis, bursitis, tendonitis, you’re recovering from surgery, or you’re suffering from a recent injury, a cold pack can help. Cold packs can be used to reduce inflammation, decrease the temperature of your skin, ease itchy or achy skin, and in some cases, minimize tissue damage. If you also suffer from a chronic condition, you may find that using a cold or ice pack can help to provide some relief.

If you’re suffering from an auto injury, personal injury, or chronic pain, you may benefit from ultrasound therapy. Your Dallas chiropractor will walk you through the process of this treatment method. For your ultrasound, you will need to put a hospital gown on. The areas of skin involved in the therapy will then be exposed, with a conduction gel being applied.

A small device is then used to deliver heat waves to the affected areas, and upon completion of the treatment, the gel is removed, and you will be able to get dressed. This ultrasound therapy may then be followed by chiropractic manipulation, a massage, or motion exercises.

Myofascial therapy should only be carried out by a skilled and qualified chiropractor. It involves massaging the myofascial, feeling for stiff muscles and areas of tightness. Once those areas are located, he or she will then work to release that stiffness, gently massaging and stretching the area. You may feel light pressure as they work the area. The process is continued over these areas, on what are known as trigger points, until the pressure is relieved.

Typically, rehabilitation and therapeutic exercises consist of both clinic and home-based activities to aid you in your recovery from illness or injury. While they are beneficial on their own, they are also designed to accompany other forms of physical therapy and chiropractic care, such as manual therapy and acupuncture.

The goal of these exercises is to help you regain mobility and strength while helping you to function and recover far quicker.

What’s more, therapeutic exercises are some of the most effective treatment methods available. You can benefit from improved muscle strength, flexibility and joint range of motion, as well as better posture, coordination, and balance.

If your Dallas chiropractor recommends therapeutic exercises during your rehabilitation program, it’s crucial that you continue these at home. Our team can provide you with the right tools to carry these exercises out both at home, and at our clinic.

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