Physical rehabilitation can be used in lieu of treatment for mild conditions or as a follow-up to more aggressive treatments. Dr. Weddle offers physical rehabilitation to patients in Dallas, Texas and the surrounding areas.request an appointment
Physical Rehabilitation Q & A
What is rehabilitation?
Rehabilitation is a process in which an individual is treated in order to achieve the highest level of function, independence, and quality of life as possible after sustaining an injury through an accident. Rehabilitation cannot reverse or undo any damage caused by disease or trauma, but it will help to restore the individual to optimal health, functioning, and well-being.
What’s involved in a rehabilitation program?
Each patient’s condition is as unique as they are and as such each rehabilitation program will be designed to treat each person’s specific needs. Some of the general treatment methods for rehabilitation programs can include the following:
- Treating the basic disease and preventing complications
- Treating the disability and improving function
- Providing adaptive tools and altering the environment
- Teaching the patient and family and helping them adapt to lifestyle changes
Why visit a chiropractor for rehabilitation?
Chiropractors are educated in the treatment of the total body. Through a wide range of physical medicine and rehabilitation efforts, they can treat a variety of medical conditions that can affect the brain, spinal cord, nerves, bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, and tendons. By taking the entire body into account, chiropractors can accurately pinpoint specific problems and enhance performance without surgery.
You should consider rehabilitation if:
- You had an accident, or you have an injury or chronic condition, that has left you with pain or limited function
- You’re contemplating or recovering from surgery
- You have an illness or treatment for an illness that has diminished your energy or ability to move easily
- You’re recovering from the effects of a stroke or other problems related to nerve damage
- You have chronic pain from arthritis, a repetitive stress injury, or back problems
- Excess weight makes it difficult to exercise or has caused health problems
- You think you’re too old to exercise
- Life changes such as childbirth or menopause have created new challenges to your physical function