Genesis Integrative Medicine
Active Rehab Q & A
When you have damage to your joints, muscles, or nerves, physical medicine — a physical approach to treatment rather than relying on medication or surgery — can be an essential part of your recovery.
A key element of that approach is active therapy, a treatment designed to reduce pain and increase range of motion in the affected area. This type of therapy can also restore loss of function due to age-related degeneration or traumatic injury.
You may need active therapy as part of your treatment for conditions like:
- Sprains and strains
- Muscle Weakness
- Nerve damage
- Nerve compression
Active therapy can also help strengthen your muscles to better support your body and reduce your risk for additional injury.
The Genesis Integrative Medicine team takes the time to listen to your symptoms and health concerns during your initial evaluation. To get a better understanding of your condition, your provider performs a physical exam to assess your:
- Joint mobility
- Range of motion
Using this information, your Genesis Integrative Medicine provider designs a plan that involves therapeutic exercises, manual techniques, and other treatments to relieve pain and increase functionality. You may also benefit from cold or heat therapy or electrical stimulation techniques to reduce pain and increase movement in the affected area.
Your therapist also works closely with one of our health care providers, who monitors your existing health conditions through your active therapy treatments. This communication ensures you’re receiving the right treatments to address pain and mobility issues without negatively affecting your health.
Everyone recovers at their own pace and your timeline for treatment depends on the nature of your injury or medical condition. The team at Genesis Integrative Medicine evaluates your progress at every appointment to determine how long you should continue your treatment.
Your provider may recommend at-home exercises to help you maintain your strength and flexibility, manage your condition, and lower your risk for new injuries.
If your ability to be physically active is limited because of illness or injury, contact the staff at Genesis Integrative Medicine today, by phone or online, to learn how active therapy can help.
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