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Physical Therapy Specialist

Alternative Wellness Clinic -  - Chiropractic Clinic

Alternative Wellness Clinic

Chiropractic Clinics & Regenerative Medicine located in Sterling, VA

When you’ve been injured, had surgery, or have chronic pain, physical therapy (PT) helps build up your strength and flexibility to relieve your pain and prevent further injury. At Alternative Wellness Clinic in Sterling, Virginia, under the direction of Donald Gauthier, DC, the highly trained, licensed physical therapists treat everything from minor injuries, such as sprains and strains, to major postsurgical or car-accident pain. If you need to build up strength and restore function, contact Alternative Wellness Clinic for a physical therapy session today. Reach the helpful staff by phone or via the online form.

Physical Therapy

What is physical therapy?

Physical therapy (PT) consists of a series of exercises that help you regain mobility, strength, and flexibility after an accident, illness, or surgery. Your PT is custom designed to rehabilitate your injury and strengthen your core, too, because the muscles in your core support your entire body, including your spine. Depending on your needs, the PT exercises and movements may be directed to your:

  • Muscles
  • Tendons
  • Ligaments
  • Joints

In addition, your therapist may analyze and make adjustments to the way you walk or perform everyday tasks to prevent injury and improve function. A PT program can help you avoid surgery or the long-term use of pain medications.  

Why should I get physical therapy?

Physical therapy helps you recover from trauma, regain function, and optimize the health and function of an injured body part. You may need PT due to any of the following:

  • Car accident
  • Sports injury
  • Stroke
  • Surgery
  • Childbirth
  • Arthritis
  • Chronic pain

Your physical therapist can also train you on how to use assistive devices, such as crutches and canes. If you play sports or engage in manual labor, a physical therapist can help you build strength and avoid repetitive stress injuries. If you have urinary incontinence or other physical problems, PT can help with that, too. 

What benefits can I get from physical therapy?

Your physical therapist custom designs a program that addresses your injury, symptoms, needs, and goals. In addition to PT, the team at Alternative Wellness Clinic may recommend other therapies, including chiropractic adjustments, to align your spine and help you attain homeostasis, which is a state in which your body is healthy enough to heal itself. Benefits from PT include:

  • Greater strength
  • More mobility
  • More flexibility
  • Less or no pain
  • Better balance
  • Better fitness
  • Improved bladder control

In general, after PT your entire fitness level improves.

Can I do physical therapy at home, too?

Your physical therapist teaches you exercises that you can do at home between appointments. You may benefit from using devices such as resistance bands or weights to accelerate your improvement.

To set up a physical therapy consultation, phone the Alternative Wellness Clinic team or reach out with the online form.