If your ability to move and function has been compromised by injury or disease, physical therapy and chiropractic care may be what you need to return to health and normal functioning. Physical therapy is used to treat a variety of conditions, including
orthopedic conditions such as low back pain
injuries to bones and connective tissue, including fractures, dislocations, and chiropractic can help the recovery of sprains,
workplace injuries such as repetitive stress disorders and
Physical therapy and chiropractic can also be be an important part of the care involved in healing both before and after a variety of surgeries and other procedures.
In many cases, physical therapy and chiropractic is an effective, low-cost, low-risk, and non-invasive alternative to surgery. Another advantage of physical therapy, as opposed to surgery and drugs, is that it seeks to address the underlying causes of conditions (poor posture, for example) and to help the patient manage the condition through simple exercises and changes in lifestyle.