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Physiotherapy

White Sands Integrative Medical

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

If you’ve suffered an accident or injury that’s had a negative impact on your function and mobility, physiotherapy can help improve your health and prevent reinjury. The dedicated team at White Sands Integrative Medical in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, uses a variety of cutting-edge physiotherapy techniques to restore your body’s natural abilities. To learn more, call White Sands Integrative Medical or book a visit online today.

Physiotherapy Q & A

What is physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy promotes recovery and rehabilitation after an injury, illness, or disability. It helps facilitate your recovery, so you can live independently, go to school, or return to work. In many cases, physiotherapy techniques are a noninvasive alternative to surgery or addictive medications, such as opioids.

Which conditions can physiotherapy treat?

White Sands Integrative Medical may recommend physiotherapy if you’ve recently undergone surgery, such as a hip replacement or shoulder surgery. It can also improve your mobility after a serious health event like a stroke. Some other physical disorders that physiotherapy can treat include:

  • Neck and back pain
  • Joint pain
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Stiffness
  • Muscle strain
  • Arthritis
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Multiple sclerosis

Physiotherapy can also help improve your lung function if you have a condition like asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

What are the most common physiotherapy techniques?

White Sands Integrative Medical offers several physiotherapy treatments to improve function and mobility, including:

Ultrasound therapy

Ultrasound therapy uses targeted energy to deliver heat deep into your soft tissues, triggering your body’s natural healing response. It has also been shown to increase tissue relaxation, local blood flow, and scar tissue breakdown. White Sands Integrative Medical providers also use this therapeutic three-to-five minute treatment to achieve phonophoresis, a noninvasive method of delivering medications through the skin.

Joint mobilization

Joint mobilization helps improve the range of motion in your joints through manual manipulation. It can also reduce pain and inflammation caused by stiff joints.

Infrared light therapy

Light therapy can improve blood circulation, which increases the supply of oxygen and nutrients to your injured soft tissues to promote healing.

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a type of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) that involves inserting very thin needles into pressure points throughout your body to boost circulation and healing. It can also reduce muscle tension, relieve chronic pain, and promote relaxation.

Electrical stimulation

Electrical stimulation, or e-stim, sends gentle electrical pulses through your skin to stimulate damaged nerves or muscle tissue. This helps disrupt your pain signals and prevents them from reaching your brain.

Kinesio taping

Kinesio taping is a rehabilitative therapy that uses special tape on your injury site to gently lift the skin. This helps promote lymphatic drainage for healing while alleviating pain and providing muscle support throughout your recovery.

Mechanical traction

Mechanical traction uses special devices to gently stretch the vertebrae in the spine and the muscles in your back. This helps relieve pressure from pinched nerves and herniated discs to alleviate back pain.

Whether you’re recovering from a sports injury or trying to get back on your feet after surgery, physiotherapy can help improve your overall health. To schedule an appointment with White Sands Integrative Medical, call the office or book a visit online today.