Physical Rehabilitation Specialist

BodyWorks Medical Center

Integrative Medical Clinic located in Carol Stream, IL

Physical rehabilitation is a valuable treatment method for most musculoskeletal conditions, and the team at BodyWorks Medical Center in Carol Stream, Illinois, uses physical rehabilitation techniques as a fundamental part of each patient’s customized treatment plan. Physical rehabilitation is also beneficial for managing chronic pain, so if you’re experiencing any kind of muscular or joint pain, call BodyWorks Medical Center today or book an appointment online.

Physical Rehabilitation

What is physical rehabilitation?

Physical rehabilitation utilizes a range of noninvasive treatments and exercises to help you recover from injury or illness. Physical rehabilitation technicians often work in collaboration with chiropractors and other health care professionals to provide a holistic approach to your treatment plan. Physical rehabilitation care is focused on easing the pain, restoring function, and improving mobility, and may include:

  • Functional mobility
  • Stretching exercise
  • Core strengthening exercises
  • Ultrasound therapy
  • Balance

Physical rehabilitation technicians also help patients adjust to using mobility aids and artificial limbs, and make adjustments to these physical aids as patients progress.

The BodyWorks Medical Center team shows you how to exercise safely at home and gives you a plan to follow that they’ve tailored to your exact requirements.

What conditions can physical rehabilitation help with?

Physical rehabilitation is effective in aiding recovery and promoting well-being for many different conditions and offers significant benefits to patients who need:

  • Help with balance problems
  • Relief from chronic pain
  • Help to recover from an illness or accident
  • Rehabilitation following a sports injury
  • Help managing chronic illnesses such as diabetes
  • Help to improve their range of movement
  • Postnatal therapy

Physical rehabilitation is a safe form of treatment that’s suitable for people of all ages and plays an important part in improving the quality of patients’ lives.

What happens at a physical rehabilitation appointment?

The first stage is your assessment, where your physical rehabilitation team examines your medical history in detail and asks you about what your symptoms are and how well you cope with everyday activities.

Your physical rehabilitation technician may conduct some tests to check specific capabilities, such as:

  • Examining your posture both standing and seated
  • Checking how well-balanced you are
  • Watching you walk on the level as well as up and down slopes
  • Observing how well you turn, reach, bend over, and grip

Once your physical rehabilitation technician has gathered all the information they need, they’ll ask you what your priorities are and what you wish to achieve, and then develop a treatment plan around your condition and goals.

To experience the benefits of physical rehabilitation and help improve your well-being, call BodyWorks Medical Center today, or book an appointment online.