If you search the Internet for “preventative medicine,” over 4 million results are displayed! And it is easy to understand why: preventative care suggests a proactive approach to health care; an approach that patients have some control over, and aren’t merely reacting to painful symptoms and conditions.
In the field of physical medicine, preventative care is a large part of what we do. Understanding that the body and mind are connected, and that whole body health is crucial to long-term health and well being, we focus on care that is all encompassing. We team with patients to create a plan that outlines what each patient can do daily to maintain good health.
Physical medicine techniques proven to improve a patient’s quality of life include physical therapy, chiropractic adjustments, massage therapy, and nutritional coaching:
- Through physical therapy, we are able to help a patient maintain flexibility, while improving soft tissues strength. This added muscle and soft tissue suppleness decreases a patient’s chance for injury.
- Chiropractic adjustments realign and reposition a patient’s neck and back, safeguarding against disc herniations, pinched nerves, migraines and headaches.
- Massage therapy also works on a patient’s soft tissues, helping the body remain loose and limber. Massage releases built up muscle tension, helping patients avoid painful trigger points. In addition, massage is known to decrease high blood pressure and boost the immune system.
- When a patient’s nutrition is in balance, the body is able to perform at its best. Unlike traditional diets that restrict and suggest the need for deprivation, our nutritional coaches will help you discover the best way to incorporate healthy, well-rounded meal plans that actually work with, not against, your lifestyle.
Whether you are living with a chronic painful physical medicine condition, or are wanting to avoid future injury and illness, we encourage you to consult with a physical medicine professional to create a plan that puts you on the road to whole-body health.