If an ache, pain, injury or other obvious symptom has prompted you to begin the exam/evaluation process, the first thing you want is to FEEL better. This initial type of care is designed to treat the apparent symptoms and get your pain and inflammation under control. You may need frequent office visits to Advanced Healthcare in Fort Collins – from daily to three times a week – depending on the severity of your symptoms. You will likely receive spinal adjustments, passive physical therapy exercises and massage therapy. Visit length for Fort Collins chiropractic physical therapy varies depending on treatment recommendations, but normally lasts from 45 to 75 minutes. The main objective is pain relief and re-enable you to do the activities you need to do or enjoy as quickly as possible.
Muscle and other soft tissue damage often remain after your original symptoms have improved. Rehabilitative or corrective care stabilizes your spine and promotes more complete healing. Our goal is to strengthen the muscles that support your posture and spine while improving their overall function. This type of Fort Collins chiropractic physical therapy usually involves a combination of spinal adjustments, endurance-based physical therapy exercises, traction and massage therapy. You may visit the office two or three times a week, depending on how much room for improvement you have, and average 45 to 60 minutes. Just keep in mind that rehabilitative care is a process, and you can’t rectify years of bad posture, trauma, inflexibility or degeneration overnight. It works when you work at it!
Visit to Visit (V2V)
Patients who elect to visit Advanced Healthcare on a visit-to-visit basis like flexibility and come in for treatment as needed. Their visits are infrequent or consistent, depending on factors such as time, budget or physical ailments. Sometimes a headache, a cold virus or feeling out of alignment will spur a visit. This Fort Collins chiropractic physical therapy option works for some, but it is only reactive to symptoms and not optimally proactive.
Once your body has fully healed and the muscles are strong enough to support your improved posture and function, Fort Collins chiropractic physical therapy can help ensure that your physical problems do not return and keep your body in optimal condition. Just like continuing an exercise program and eating well in order to sustain the benefits of exercise and proper diet, continual chiropractic care and a good PT regimen is recommended to ensure the health of your musculoskeletal system.
When you make routine chiropractic care a part of your lifestyle in Fort Collins, you avoid many of the aches and pains that so many people suffer through, your joints will last longer and you can engage in more of the activities you enjoy.