Physical Therapy From Multicare Health Clinic in Sioux City
Physical therapy is often recommended in conjunction with chiropractic adjustments to help speed the process of healing and to increase mobility. At the Multicare Health Clinic in Sioux City, we offer a wide variety of treatment options from your chiropractor to get you back in action.
What is Physical Therapy?
Physical therapy is the process of helping a person restore and maintain maximum movement and function ability. This non-invasive treatment is done by a trained physical therapist and includes different techniques to help you decrease pain and stiffness. Heat, ice, ultrasound and electrical stimulation may be used along with small physical exercises to increase strength and improve function. The physical therapist may also provide patient education about the condition or illness to help you understand your diagnosis and the prognosis of your condition.
Conditions Treatable with Physical Therapy
Physical therapy may be used to treat a wide variety of conditions. This includes sports injuries like concussions and tennis elbows. Women’s health problems such as pelvic floor dysfunction and hand therapy for conditions like carpal tunnel and trigger finger may be addressed with physical therapy. Other conditions include:
- Cardiopulmonary conditions, such as COPD
- Musculoskeletal dysfunction, including back pain, rotator cuff tears, and TMJ
- Neurological conditions such as stroke, spinal cord injuries, Parkinson’s and multiple sclerosis
- Pediatric ailments including cerebral palsy and muscular dystrophy
Types of Physical Therapy Treatments
There are several types of physical therapy treatments available:
Orthopedic physical therapy involves joint mobilization, manual therapy, strength training, and mobility training.
Geriatric physical therapy helps older patients work through mobility problems due to arthritis, osteoporosis and Alzheimer’s.
Neurological physical therapy for those with disorders and conditions like Parkinson’s. spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, and stroke. This treatment works to increase limb responsiveness, treats paralysis and reduces muscle atrophy.
Cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation helps increase physical endurance and stamina for those with cardiovascular conditions and even after surgery.
Pediatric physical therapy manages conditions in infants, including spina bifida, torticollis and developmental delays.
Wound care therapy uses manual therapy, electric stimulation, and compression therapy to ensure a wound is healing as it should.
Vestibular therapy treats balance problems through a series of manual exercises and techniques.
Decongestive therapy helps to drain the accumulated fluid in patients with lymphedema through a series of exercises.
Pelvic floor rehabilitation involves physical manipulation, ultrasound, electrical stimulation and exercise to help reduce urinary or fecal incontinence.
Physical Therapy Services
- Manual Therapy
- Electrical Muscle Stimulation
- Soft Tissue Oscillation
- Therapeutic Exercise
- Balance and Fall Prevention Testing/Training
- Sports Rehab and Performance Training
- Digital Range of Motion Study
- Cardiorespiratory Endurance Testing (VO2 Max)
- Digital Postural Assessments
- Computer-Based Sports Training Programs
- Resistive Band Exercises
- Digital Muscle Testing
- Muscle Weight Training/Stabilization
- Sioux City Fire and Rescue Fitness Assessments