PHYSICAL THERAPY IN GERMANTOWN

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Are you looking for help with physical therapy in Germantown? The team at Germantown Chiropractic LLC is here to help.


Conditions That Physical Therapy Help in Germantown MD

Physical Therapy helps restore function, improve mobility, relieve pain, and prevent or limit permanent physical disabilities of patients suffering from injuries or disease. Physiotherapy or "medically directed rehab" helps restore, maintain, and promote overall fitness and health. Our Germantown patients include accident victims and individuals with disabling conditions such as low-back pain, arthritis, heart disease, fractures, head injuries, and cerebral palsy.

Treatment often includes exercise; especially for patients who have been immobilized or who lack flexibility, strength, or endurance. Physiotherapy helps encourage patients to use their muscles to increase their flexibility and range of motion. More advanced exercises focus on improving strength, balance, coordination, and endurance. The goal is to improve how an individual functions at work and at home.

Physical Therapy also helps treat a wide range of disorders; such as pediatrics, geriatrics, orthopedics, sports medicine, neurology, and cardiopulmonary physiotherapy.


FAQ's About Physical Therapy

Do I need to see a physician before I can receive physical therapy?

  • No, all 50 states have direct access to physical therapy. This means that you don't need to see a medical doctor or primary care provider before care.

What is the difference between chiropractor and physiotherapists?

  • Our physicians perform a comprehensive analysis of range of motion, including identifying the joints involved, tissue limitations, muscular imbalances and structural pathologies. A chiropractor will treat the spine and are able to order special tests like X-rays, MRIs and blood tests.

How Physical Therapy Works

Germantown Chiropractic LLC of Germantown was designed to provide an ideal environment for healing your body, through chiropractic, massage or physical therapy. When you arrive at our office, our physicians will take a thorough history, and evaluation of the entire body including posture and biomechanics, range of motion and joint mobility to find out the cause of pain or disability. You will then discuss treatment options and goals, so that we can customize a treatment plan catered to you.

Each session will last roughly one hour. The frequency of visits and the length of treatment is determined by the physician who prescribed the treatment. The results are typically a result of the patient's commitment. When the patient follows the plan, does their exercises as often as suggested and using the proper techniques, the treatment is typically very successful.


Before Your Appointment

It is a good idea to arrive at your physiotherapy appointment properly dressed. It is best that you wear snug comfortable clothing that doesn't restrict your movement. It is also a good idea to bring your insurance card, a form of identification, the prescription that your physician gave you, and if needed, your co-pay.


Kinesio Taping in Germantown

Kinesio taping in Germantown is becoming very popular. kinesio taping is a specialized form of taping that has been used in various chiropractic, physical therapy, medical, and orthopedic clinics for many years. The application of kinesio tape, when applied over joints and muscles, helps increase blood flow and decrease inflammation and improve function. Not only has kinesio taping been utilized in a variety of health care facilities, world-class athletes including Lance Armstrong, David Beckham, Kerri Walsh, and Serena Williams have also recognized its benefits.


PURPOSE OF KINESIO TAPING IN GERMANTOWN MD

The primary purpose of Kinesio taping is to not only provide support for joints and muscles but also to aid in the elimination of pain and increase both lymph drainage and blood flow. Our chiropractors at Germantown Chiropractic LLC have been properly trained in the application of Kinesio tape to help correct abnormal muscle function. Through the alleviation of the stress affecting the musculature, pressure is relieved from nearby nerves, blood, and lymph vessels. As these systems begin to function properly, inflammation and pain begin to decrease, and the restoration of full range of motion is accomplished. In contrast to traditional taping methods that are primarily utilized to reduce motion and stabilize the joint, Kinesio taping is applied in such a way that doesn't cause compression of the underlying structures.


HOW CAN KINESIO TAPING HELP YOU?

So how can Kinesio taping help you? Since Kinesio taping has demonstrated a positive effect on the vascular, nervous, and musculoskeletal systems, it has been shown through research to assist with healing, increase range of motion, and decrease the symptoms of several conditions. As mentioned above, Kinesio taping has been used by several famous athletes, but it is more commonly used by individuals involved with manual labor, people undergoing rehabilitation, people who frequently engaged in exercise, and high school and college athletes. Some common conditions that have been shown to benefit from Kinesio taping include:

  • Conditions causing muscular dysfunction
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Low back and neck pain
  • Shoulder problems
  • Knee problems
  • Patella dysfunctions
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Post-surgery stabilization
  • Support for ankle sprains
  • Reduction of swelling
  • Tennis elbow
  • Whiplash injuries

If you are interested in Physical Therapy in Germantown, call our Germantown Chiropractic LLC team today!

OFFICE HOURS


Monday
8:00am - 12:00pm
3:00pm - 6:30pm


Tuesday
3:00pm - 6:30pm


Wednesday
8:00am - 12:00pm
3:00pm - 6:30pm


Thursday
8:00am - 12:00pm
3:00pm - 6:30pm


Friday
Closed


Saturday
8:00am - 12:00pm

Germantown Chiropractic LLC

19508 Doctors Drive
Germantown, MD 20874

(301) 540-3111