Physical Therapy Specialist

Zachary Dillow, D.C. -  - Chiropractic

East Falls Chiropractic

Zachary Dillow, D.C.

Chiropractic located in Philadelphia, PA

When you’re in pain, you may think the best thing for you to do is rest. But resting may make your pain worse and delay your recovery. At East Falls Chiropractic in Philadelphia, treatment for many pain conditions often includes physical therapy to support your body’s healing, reduce pain, and improve function. For well-rounded care from a team that focuses on your whole health, call the office, or use the online booking tool to schedule an appointment.

Physical Therapy Q&A

What is physical therapy?

Physical therapy is a specialized area of medicine focused on the use of movement to support health and healing. With personalized exercise programs, hands-on care, and education, the physical therapists at East Falls Chiropractic are a vital part of your rehabilitation program. 

Am I a good candidate for physical therapy?

The team at East Falls Chiropractic determines if you’re a suitable candidate for physical therapy during your evaluation. You may benefit from physical therapy if you suffer from:

  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Sciatica
  • Injuries 

Physical therapy is also important for athletes recovering from an injury who are anxious to get back to their game. The physical therapists at East Falls Chiropractic develop workout programs that support the healing of your injury and improve your overall strength for better performance and injury prevention.

What can I expect during physical therapy?

Because your health and function needs are unique to you, your physical therapy plan is not like anyone else’s. When you come in for your initial physical therapy evaluation, the physical therapist spends a lot of time reviewing your injury or pain condition, medical history, and functional goals.

Then, the physical therapist assesses your fitness and strength, as well as the function and range of motion of the affected body part. Based on the information gathered during your evaluation, your physical therapist develops your treatment plan, which includes functional goals and the exercises needed to meet those goals.

Your physical therapist may request that you come in for one-on-one therapy a few times a week and follow a home exercise program to help you maintain and improve the gains made during therapy. 

Will I need any treatments during physical therapy?

The team at East Falls Chiropractic may suggest additional physical therapy treatments to support healing and reduce pain. Available treatments include:

Therapeutic ultrasound

With therapeutic ultrasound, your physical therapist delivers heat deep into your muscle to improve blood circulation to support healing and reduce pain. 

Electrical stimulation

Electrical stimulation sends low-voltage electrical impulses to your nerves to stop the nerve from sending pain signals to your brain. 

The team may also include massage therapy as part of your treatment plan to reduce pain and muscle soreness and improve range of motion and flexibility.

For pain conditions and injuries, physical therapy supports the healing process. Call East Falls Chiropractic to schedule an appointment or use the online booking tool today.