Physical Therapy with emphasis on optimal function for maximum results.

The Importance of Looking at the Entire Person in Correcting Painful Conditions

Many painful conditions are the byproduct of muscle imbalances and dysfunctional movement patterns. If not corrected, these contribute to joints and muscles bearing uneven or unnatural loads, which lead to breakdown of those structures and ultimately pain. Correcting all the structures that contribute to normal motion is essential – which means testing the flexibility, strength, and coordination of the entire body.
Our unique approach to physical therapy has changed many lives in Roanoke, Virginia by correcting muscle imbalances, restoring strength, flexibility, and proper function. Find out if Physical Therapy will help you by scheduling an evaluation with Balance Wellspace today.
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Benefits of Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy provides significant help for both acute and chronic conditions. It can also be vital to aid in full recovery from certain injuries and/or medical procedures. The right therapy can help address underlying weakness and loss of motion necessary for normal function. For an acute injury, therapy can also be beneficial for reducing inflammation and pain – which is frequently recommended as the least invasive, best place to start for many conditions.

The greatest benefit from Physical Therapy is during recovery after injury, surgery, or stroke. Active Physical Therapy can be extremely important when the body is producing scar tissue and can make all the difference in how functional the result will be. PhysicalTherapy is also used for helping many chronic musculoskeletal conditions by improving strength, flexibility, and balance in the ligaments, muscles, and supportive structures.

Advantages of Physical Therapy

⦁ Acute and chronic conditions
⦁ Reduces pain and inflammation
⦁ Improves function
⦁ Improves balance
⦁ Improves coordination
⦁ Improves strength and muscle balance
⦁ Improves flexibility

Active versus Passive Therapy: What is the Difference?

There are two types of physical therapy for musculoskeletal injuries and conditions – active and passive. Both are effective depending on how and when they are used.

Active physical therapy is a program that may include stretches, exercises, and functional tasks. The goal is to help rehabilitate, strengthen, and restore balance after an injury. Active physical therapy is also helpful to manage chronic conditions and diseases, or when recovering from surgeries. Passive physical therapy consists of modalities or therapies and does not require active movement or participation by the patient. Examples of passive therapy would include electrical stimulation, ultrasound, etc.
When used at the right time (most effective in the early stage of acute cases), these modalities can be helpful for management of pain. Rarely do these modalities make a lasting difference, which is why they are typically used in the initial stages of care.

For the best results, active physical therapy does more for the body and should be prioritized whenever possible.

The Most Effective Physical Therapy

While Physical Therapy is natural and non-invasive, its effectiveness is highly dependent on how and when it is performed, as well as an accurate diagnosis. Many patients complain physical therapy either did not help or did not provide lasting results. In many cases, this is because the patient was misdiagnosed, and therapy was not the best solution for their condition. As an example, if we have a patient suffering with a herniated disc, often the patient needs chiropractic care in conjunction with physical therapy to obtain the best results. In this case, if physical therapy is used alone, many patients will not obtain the best outcome.
    
Many physical therapy programs are based in traditional medicine’s ‘non-wholistic’ approach that separates the body into sections/organ systems for treatment and diagnosis. Another common concern is that many active physical therapy programs only focus on the body part of complaint versus all the secondary compensations that often complicate those conditions. This approach tends to produce less functional results because addressing those compensations is essential to obtain optimal results.

Come to Balance Wellspace for Optimal Results with Physical Therapy

If obtaining optimal results from Physical Therapy is important to you, consider getting your active therapy done at Balance Wellspace Integrative Medicine! Our Physical Therapy team is highly trained, and laser focused on obtaining results for joint injuries, spinal instability, and joint regeneration programs. Unlike most traditional Physical Therapy, we offer a comprehensive therapy program that considers the patient’s entire structure. All our active therapy programs are tailored to each individual patient’s needs, which means we are looking at posture, structural alignment, and the best type of therapy for their condition.

At Balance Wellspace, our therapy team are experts in helping patients recover from their injuries and help them receive the results they seek.
For our spinal care patients, our comprehensive physical therapy is the perfect adjunct to stabilize structural changes and prevent re-injury. For our regenerative medicine patients wanting to improve joint space and avoid replacement surgery, the Physical Therapy we offer at Balance Wellspace is essential for ensuring the result is successful.

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Major Insurance Providers Accepted

We gladly accept most health insurances. Balance Wellspace Integrative Medicine is a participating provider in most insurance plans. It is important that you contact the customer service number on your insurance card to verify your chiropractic coverage. Please contact our office directly at (540) 824-1005 for additional information regarding these payment plans.
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