Physical Therapy with Dr. David Bax
Injury and Rehabilitation Center
Physical therapy is a medical discipline that is oriented toward regaining lost physical functionality. Quite often, in the case of accidental injuries, heart attack or stroke, a person loses the ability to move their muscles properly. Also, bad posture and sedentary lifestyles can contribute to atrophy or weakening of various muscle groups that are vital to prevent nerve impingement. We provide rehabilitative therapy at our Indianapolis and Greenwood clinics in addition to chiropractic carechiropractic care. Our Indianapolis chiropractor, Dr. David Bax, may also prescribe physical therapy as part of your chiropractic care plan, and on an ongoing basis to prevent relapse.
A rehabilitation plan is an individually planned course of exercise that our chiropractor may recommend to correct bad posture, engender proper body mechanics and strengthen and "awaken" muscle groups that are not working properly. Due to a sedentary, "desk-bound" lifestyle, muscle groups that keep your spine in alignment can weaken and even go dormant, and this can exacerbate to chronic pain, such as fibromyalgia and sciatica.
Indianapolis and Greenwood Rehabilitation
Our chiropractor in Indianapolis believes in a holistic approach to chiropractic care, and that chiropractic adjustments can be greatly assisted by physical therapy. Often, when a person is dealing with chronic pain from injuries, fibromyalgia, sciatica and health-related accidents, they tend to limit their range of motion to avoid pain. This can lead to bad posture and atrophied muscles, which can increase pain and lessen range of motion.
Dr. Bax believes that with a combination of manual therapy, cold laser treatments and other techniques, your journey on the road to recovery can be greatly sped along, and the results of your spinal adjustments will become more apparent more quickly. Along with a continuing course of nutrition and lifestyle changes, we have seen dramatic improvements in our patients.
Whereas cold laser treatments, spinal adjustments and massage help to ease your pain, physical therapy is intended to keep the pain from coming back. Continuing the exercises you have learned, along with taking the nutrition and other lifestyle advice prescribed, can ensure that you will prevent the pain from returning.
With that said, you should never stop in the middle of a physiotherapy care plan. All too often, people stop doing their exercises and quit attending their sessions. Sometimes, patients may forget or feel that they are starting to heal and no longer need to do the exercises. The end result all too frequently is that their condition gets worse than before they started. Our chiropractor custom designs every rehabilitation plan for each patient and determines an appropriate time frame for the strengthening. It is very important to follow the plan as it is designed to achieve optimal recovery and long term results.
If you have sustained an injury or would like to regain mobility and functionality, please call as at (317) 291-7246 to schedule an appointment. Our goal is the same as yours: Your well being!