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Physiotherapy in West San Jose

woman doing knee exercisesAlso referred to as physical therapy, physiotherapy is a modality focusing on the science of movement. Its goal is to restore, maintain and maximize physical strength, function, motion and well-being. Physiotherapy is given as part of the chiropractic treatment plans at New Hope Chiropractic.

Our chiropractors provide physiotherapy with the help of our chiropractic assistants.

What to Expect

Using ultrasound and muscle stimulation in the beginning, our first objective is to decrease the irritation on a nerve, a muscle ligament or tendon.

We use exercises to address the muscles. Some are used to stretch muscles that are tight and others are used to strengthen muscles that are either not firing or weak so that we can stabilize certain area that need it. For example, if your core muscles are weak, that will cause back pain. So in conjunction with the chiropractic adjustment, we will start strengthening the core muscles to hold everything together.

Conditions That Physiotherapy Can Address

  • Arthritis
  • Elbow and wrist pain
  • Knee pain
  • Lower back
  • Neck pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Sports injuries
  • Sprains

Therapies We Offer

Cervical and full spine traction

As a type of therapy to address neck pain, cervical traction gently stretches the neck, separating the disc and joint surfaces in the neck. The therapy is used to relieve pain and tension.

Muscle stimulation

This therapy elicits a muscle contraction and is used to reduce pain, inflammation and muscle spasm.

Stretching exercises & strengthening exercises

These are given to restore and maintain flexibility and provide physical stability to the patient.

TheraBand®

These resistance bands are used to perform physical therapy and light strength training exercises.

Traction

This therapy is used to address the lumbar region. Traction stretches soft tissues and separates joint surfaces or bone fragments using a pulling force.

Ultrasound

This therapy is used to provide deep heating of the body’s soft tissues. These include muscles, tendons, joints and ligaments.

Providing Individualized Care

Our approach to physiotherapy is customized, never cookie-cutter. We will let you know what type of care you require and how long your treatment plan will be. You’ll never have care recommended to you that’s not necessary but instead will use the modality that will help you the most.

What Happens After My Treatment Is Over?

Once you’ve completed your care, we will give you exercises you can do to maintain your progress and function. If you are tapering off on your visits and are much better or returning back to normal, we’ll assign exercises you can do to maintain the adjustment and treatment. It’s similar to brushing and flossing your teeth to maintain your oral hygiene.

FAQ

Should I wear anything in particular to my session?

We recommend that you wear comfortable clothing that allows us access to the injured area or areas.

Does insurance cover physiotherapy?

Yes, it’s covered by most insurance.

Does this type of therapy hurt?

Usually, physiotherapy isn’t painful, although, at the beginning, the stretches and exercises may cause mild discomfort; this is primarily because your body is not used to such movement. As your body adjusts and adapts it will be less painful. We can customize your plan of care to make it as comfortable as possible.

Contact our West San Jose practice today to schedule an appointment. Physiotherapy is covered by most insurance.

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Physiotherapy in West San Jose, Santa Clara CA | (408) 260-8292