Physical Therapy

Advanced Integrative Medical Center

Integrative Medicine & Regenerative Medicine located in Redondo Beach, CA

Physical therapy is a rehabilitative treatment method designed to help you regain or improve your physical abilities without the use of invasive procedures or prescription medications. The team at Advanced Integrative Medical Center in Redondo Beach, California, provides chiropractic care, integrative medicine, and physical therapy services to patients of all ages who live in nearby communities. Whether you’re recovering from an injury or managing a chronic condition, physical therapy can help relieve pain and increase your strength and flexibility. Call the office to learn more or book an appointment online today.

Physical Therapy Q & A

What is physical therapy?

Physical therapy is a specialized health care discipline that’s appropriate and helpful to patients of all ages, from infants to the elderly. Physical therapy exercises can help relieve sciatica pain and arthritis stiffness and improve a variety of musculoskeletal problems. People often undergo physical therapy after surgery or an injury to help them regain mobility and improve balance. 

Nearly anyone can benefit from physical therapy and, after a complete chiropractic exam and evaluation, the team at Advanced Integrative Medical Center develops a treatment plan based on your specific needs.

 

When would I need physical therapy?

Physical therapy is a stand-alone treatment option, or you can combine it with other treatments. You may benefit from physical therapy for any of the following health conditions:

  • Back pain
  • Herniated or bulging discs
  • Arthritis 
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders and pain
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Sports injuries
  • Auto accident injuries 

Physical therapy can also be part of a comprehensive pain management plan that helps reduce pain and inflammation and improve mobility of a joint. It can also help you manage age-related medical problems such as disc degeneration, tendinitis, and sciatica. 


How does a chiropractor determine if I need physical therapy?

The first step to any treatment plan at Advanced Integrative Medical Center is to undergo a chiropractic exam. The team thoroughly evaluates your symptoms, your spine health, and any health conditions you may have. They talk to you about any past injuries you may have had and your lifestyle.

Once they determine the underlying causes of your conditions, they can recommend physical therapies to help you develop strength, stability, and flexibility. 


What are the benefits of physical therapy?

The benefits of physical therapy as a treatment plan by itself or in combination with other therapies are numerous. If you’re recovering from an injury, physical therapy may help you recover faster than if you just wait for your body to heal. 

Physical therapy may even help you avoid surgery for a torn tendon or ligament as you’re able to regain strength and mobility through physical exercises. For athletes, physical therapy can help maximize performance.

Physical therapy is excellent for people who want to avoid or reduce their need for prescription pain medications, too. 

Talk to Advanced Integrative Medical Center about how you might benefit from physical therapy. Call the friendly office staff to schedule a consultation or book online anytime.