Why Considering a Rehabilitation Program Following an Injury or Illness Is a Great Idea

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If you’ve recently recovered from an injury or extended illness, you might continue to experience symptoms that impact your quality of life. It’s common to continue to experience decreased energy, weakness, and continued pain after your body experiences trauma.

There’s no need to continue living with these frustrating chronic symptoms after recovery. Bryan Weddle, DC, at DMC Healthcare regularly helps patients find new life through physical rehabilitation therapy.

With physical rehabilitation therapy, Dr. Weddle will design a program based on your needs that will help you thrive after an illness or injury. If you’re finding it difficult to manage tasks you once found easy, here’s why you should consider entering a rehabilitation program.

You’ll improve your body’s ability to function physically

After an injury or illness, your body might not move or function as well as it once did. By  using a customized plan, such as special exercises and stretches, you can begin to recover your body’s previous capabilities.

Rehabilitation therapy will help your muscles, bones, nerves, and ligaments regain their strength and function. You’ll be better able to go about the daily activities you previously could do.

You’ll experience pain relief

Experiencing chronic pain is one of the most challenging complications in recovering from injury or illness. Pain makes it more difficult to exercise or even move, and you might find yourself relying on painkillers to get through the day.

Dr. Weddle incorporates exercises in his programs that can enhance your strength and flexibility, which can lead to pain relief throughout your body.

You’ll regain energy

When you recover from an extended illness or injury, your entire body will be weaker than before the trauma. As a result, it’s common to feel tired and have diminished energy.

Your rehabilitation program will help you regain core strength, which will give you more energy. You’ll also be able to get more physically active, which will help your overall health.

You’ll prevent further complications through a conservative approach

One of Dr. Weddle’s top goals in his rehabilitation programs is to prevent further complications of illness or injury. Your rehabilitation program will help your body heal effectively and minimize the risk of future problems.

Physical rehabilitation is a conservative treatment that heals your body gently through exercises and stretches. By effectively strengthening your body, you might be able to avoid more invasive secondary treatments, such as surgery.

You’ll learn to adapt to your new environment

In some cases, you’ll need to learn to do previous activities differently than before your injury or illness. Your program might include adaptive techniques to help you do previous activities in a new way.

Your adaptive therapy can involve your entire support team of loved ones and caregivers. Dr. Weddle will go over lifestyle modifications with you and your support network to help you restore functionality and effectively manage your life.

As an experienced chiropractor, Dr. Weddle specializes in physical rehabilitation that takes a whole body approach. He will work with you to develop a customized program that will make you stronger, healthier, and more vibrant.

To see if a rehabilitation program can help you, book an appointment online or over the phone with DMC Healthcare today.

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