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Physical Therapy

White Sands Integrative Medical

Chiropractor & Integrative Medicine & Acupuncture located in Fort Walton Beach, FL

Physical therapy is a crucial step in rehabilitating your body after an accident or injury. The team at White Sands Integrative Medical knows that you want to get back on your feet as soon as possible. That’s why they provide physical therapy at their state-of-the-art facility in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. Schedule an appointment with the team by calling White Sands Integrative Medical or by booking a visit online today.

Physical Therapy Q & A

What is physical therapy?

Physical therapy restores your body to its natural function by promoting strength, mobility, and flexibility. While there are many reasons you may need physical therapy, it’s most common after an accident, injury, or recovery from surgery.

Which conditions can physical therapy treat?

Most types of physical therapy treat functional problems due to musculoskeletal injuries and diseases. Some of the most common conditions that physical therapy can help improve include:

  • Whiplash
  • Neck pain
  • Herniated disc
  • Sports injuries
  • Back pain
  • Hip pain
  • Poor posture

Physical therapy also promotes rehabilitation after surgery or recovery from a serious neurological condition, such as a stroke.

What are the benefits of physical therapy?

Regular physical therapy can help improve your physical health and sense of well-being in a number of ways. It can provide the relief you need to:

Avoid surgery

Physical therapy helps rehabilitate your muscles, joints, and soft tissues after an injury, which reduces your chances of needing corrective surgery in the future.

Reduced need for pain medication

Opioids mask pain rather than treat it. Not only are they costly and addictive, they also stop working as well the longer you take them. Physical therapy actively rehabilitates your injury from the beginning to help you avoid unnecessary pain medication.

Improved strength and mobility

Physical therapy restores your strength, mobility, and flexibility to improve your overall health and prevent reinjury.

Fall prevention

Many physical therapy techniques focus on improving balance and strength after a stroke, paralysis, or injury. By rebuilding your strength and balance, you can avoid a sudden fall or accident in the future.

What happens during physical therapy?

Physical therapy is a completely individualized treatment, and what works well for somebody else may not have the same effect on you. The White Sands Integrative Medical team uses a variety of diagnostic tests and evaluation tools to design your personalized recovery plan, including a physical exam, X-rays, and a complete review of your medical history. 

After designing your physical therapy plan, the team may recommend one or more of the following treatments:

  • Nutrition counseling
  • Lifestyle changes
  • Exercise
  • Stretches
  • Electrical stimulation
  • Heat or cold therapy
  • Ultrasound therapy
  • Soft tissue mobilization

If you’re ready to take the next step in your recovery with physical therapy, call White Sands Integrative Medical for a consultation or book an appointment online today.