Rehabilitation And Massage Therapy Specialist

Advanced Back & Neck Care

Integrated Wellness Center located in Chandler, AZ

You probably know that rehabilitation is in your future if you recently had surgery or experienced an injury. But did you know that rehab also is beneficial if you have a chronic condition like arthritis or fibromyalgia? The caring team at Advanced Back and Neck Care in Chandler, Arizona is dedicated to helping you recover and diminishing your pain level. Get started on your custom rehabilitation plan today by calling the office or using the convenient online booking feature.

Rehabilitation and Massage Therapy Q & A

Why would I need rehabilitation?

The goal of rehabilitation is to improve flexibility and joint mobility. Plus, when you go through rehab, you become stronger with each session. A stronger you means less chance of injury in the future. It’s possible that you might need rehabilitation or physical therapy if you:

  • Are in a car accident
  • Have a slip and fall
  • Tear or strain a muscle or ligament
  • Have chronic widespread pain
  • Are diagnosed with arthritis
  • Have stiff joints

How long will I need rehabilitation after an injury?

It depends on the extent of your injury and how quickly you heal. Most patients come two to three times per week in the beginning. Once fully recovered, many patients continue with less weekly sessions to continue strengthening the injured area to prevent future injuries.

What happens during physical therapy appointments?

Each rehabilitation or physical therapy session is tailored to your needs. Today’s appointment might be different than yesterday’s. Custom treatment plans may include a mixture of:

  • Chiropractic adjustments
  • Stretching and strengthening exercises
  • Ultrasound therapy
  • Heat therapy
  • Traction
  • Home exercise programs
  • Ultrasound therapy
  • Medical massage

Will I be sore after physical therapy or rehab?

You shouldn’t be in severe pain. Rehabilitation includes exercises and stretches designed to help your body heal. However, because you often push your body to its limit during rehabilitation sessions, you may experience mild soreness. If that’s the case, ice or heat can be applied to the area during your session. To improve blood flow and decrease inflammation.

Is massage ever used in rehabilitation programs?

Yes, massage is a valuable non-invasive therapy that is useful in helping alleviate pain and increase mobility caused by many injuries and conditions, including: repetitive motion injuries, thoracic outlet syndrome, muscle spasms, neuromuscular conditions, carpal tunnel syndrome, chronic headaches, whiplash, rotator cuff injuries, and soft-tissue injuries.

How does massage therapy work?

This 4,000-year-old healing technique in which a skilled therapist manipulates muscle and other soft tissues in the body, releases muscle tension, recovers balance to the musculoskeletal system, and improves blood circulation, and lymphatic and neurological functioning.

What are other benefits of massage?

In addition to alleviating pain and improving mobility, massage is highly-effective in:

  • Reducing emotional stress (and the toll it takes on your physically)
  • Accelerating postoperative recuperation
  • Minimizing discomfort linked to terminal illness and long term bed-rest
  • Enhancing efficiency and recovery and reducing injuries in athletes.