Physiotherapy is a customized treatment program designed to alleviate pain and improve restricted movement, strength, coordination, flexibility and balance. physiotherapy is beneficial for a wide variety of patients, from athletes recovering from injuries to those coping with chronic illness, like fibromyalgia or arthritis, to individuals recovering from surgery. Physiotherapy treats musculoskeletal, neurological or cardiopulmonary issues. Individual programs are often adjusted over time to accommodate the patient’s changing condition and improvement.
The first step is to conduct a thorough evaluation of the patient. Based on these findings, Dr. Inlow devises a plan designed at correcting any underlying weaknesses and healing any injuries. Programs usually include a combination of treatments. These typically include specific exercises and/or stretches performed on or with various equipment, such as stationary bicycles, weights, treadmills, medicine balls and rollers. Along with exercises and stretches, a physiotherapy program may involve the application of heat or cold, electrical stimulation, ultrasound, massage or whirlpool baths. Frequently patients are prescribed an expercise program to do it at home.
Most appointments run between 45 minutes and an hour. However, the initial evaluation may run as long as 90 minutes.
Physiotherapy is a non-invasive, treatment plan that can help remedy pain without the long-term use of addictive painkillers or expensive, risky surgeries. When surgery is required, physiotherapy can improve the outcome through treatment both before and after the operation.
Policies vary, but many do cover physiotherapy services when provided. Typically plans cover a set number of physiotherapy visits.
At Valley Chiropractic & Sports Medicine, we accept most major medical insurance plans. Here is a short-list of just some of the most popular plans we accept. Please contact at our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed here.