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Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy with our Florissant Chiropractor

EPIC Life Chiropractic & Wellness has served Florissant patients for years, helping them reclaim mobility and achieve new heights. We help individuals overcome chiropractic injuries, assisting with a number of physical therapy options.

Chiropractor treating patient for back painWhat to Expect When Starting Physical Therapy

Physical therapy involves three stages: evaluation, assessment and treatment. It’s useful for individuals suffering from functional mobility limitations. Provided by a state licensed physical therapist, physical therapy aims to restore maximal functional mobility, independence and health.

Evaluation and Assessment

Before you begin your physical therapy journey, you’ll undergo an evaluation and assessment. Your physical therapist will take body measurements, record any illnesses and determine any impairment. To do so, they’ll examine the following:

  • Your strength
  • Your flexibility
  • Your range of motion
  • Your cardiac function
  • Your pulmonary function

Any pain you’re experiencing will be examined, too. Once your therapist has gathered enough information, they’ll make a prognosis about your condition. Then, several goals will be discussed and explored. Physical therapy options are numerous, but they can be applied to give you a fully unique, effective experience.

Physical Therapy Treatments

Physical therapists have many tools available to assist with the therapy process. If you have movement dysfunction or a musculoskeletal injury, your therapist may suggest an in-depth combination of treatments. Each treatment option is unique, spanning across these main areas:

Exercise

Exercise helps patients recover strength, flexibility and range of motion. It can be either active or passive, building power while assuring the body is safe.

Joint Mobilization

During joint mobilization, your physical therapist gently moves your body’s joints in therapeutic directions. This reduces pain while improving mobility. Your joints, much like hinges, have gliding motions. Joint mobilization serves to increase this motion, restoring functionality.

Massage Therapy

Massage therapy can be used to alleviate tissue pain. By kneading your body’s injured tissues, your physical therapist can decrease muscle tension, decrease pain and even improve your circulation.

Kinesiology Taping

Kinesiology taping, also called K-taping, is used to augment your physical therapy sessions. Made from flexible fabric, K-tape stretches as you move. It can be used to facilitate muscle movements, reduce pain and swelling and even reduce bruising.

Call a Professional Today

EPIC Life Chiropractic & Wellness is your go-to Florissant chiropractor for dynamic therapy options. We take great care in each of our programs, supporting your body’s recovery, growth and success every step of the way. Give us a call at 314-839-8884, and talk to one of our physical therapists about our treatment options. We’re here to help, securing your mobility, health and long-term comfort.

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