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The Benefits of Using Physical Therapy and Chiropractic in Tandem

Written By Coastal Integrative Health on January 23, 2019

Physical Therapy

You may already know just how beneficial physical therapy and chiropractic are, but did you know that, when they’re used in tandem, they can be even more effective? 

By combining the techniques used by a physical therapist and chiropractor, you could enjoy improved health and well-being. This is due to many of these professionals working together to provide fully-tailored, comprehensive treatment plans for their patients. 

Ready to find out how you can achieve optimum health? 

Physical Therapy and Chiropractic: What Are They? 

Chiropractors use manual adjustments (also known as chiropractic adjustments) to help improve mobility by realigning joints. This not only rejuvenates the function of this area but also boosts your central nervous system, thus helping to reduce inflammation and pain. 

On the other hand, a physical therapist focuses on the tendons and muscles of your body, using hands-on techniques as well as recommended exercises to help reduce inflammation and pain. They may also use massage, stretching, strengthening, and flexibility exercises, and joint mobilizing therapies. All of this helps get you back to full function. 

Numerous research papers demonstrate the individual benefits of each of these approaches, which is why both of these natural treatments are recommended by the American College of Physicians for lower back pain. 

A Complementary, Targeted Approach to Your Health

Each muscle and tendon in your body is reliant on the nervous system as this delivers important messages from your brain. Therefore, if your muscles and nervous system are removed of any inflammation or restrictions, these vital communications will travel more efficiently around your body. 

And that’s why physical therapy and chiropractic care can significantly improve your health when combined. 

Equally, when you have massages and do certain exercises, this helps loosen up your muscles. This helps boost how effective your chiropractic program is, helping to keep your pain at bay for far longer. Plus, by realigning your joints, this improves the healing process of soft tissue injuries that are being treated by your physical therapist. 

As well as all of the above, you’ll also benefit from better blood flow, mobility, flexibility, and an improved immune system. 

Enjoy a Happier, Healthier You

As you can see, there are immeasurable benefits to combining these two treatments, whether you’re just wanting to improve your general health or you’re suffering from a painful condition. 

Book your appointment with our industry-leading chiropractors and physical therapists today by calling us at 910-755-5400.

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