There are plenty of chiropractors in the Seattle area, but there are few that combine chiropractic care with soft tissue treatment techniques and functional rehabilitation. Whether your injury is sports, work, or auto accident related, our chiropractor at MindBody Med will analyze your symptoms and create a treatment plan tailored to your specific needs.
Chiropractic adjustments are a powerful treatment tool that, combined with soft-tissue manipulation and active rehabilitation, can quickly reduce pain and restore function and performance.
Chiropractic care has become a growing part of the sports world. For example, every team in the National Football League is required to have a chiropractor on staff, and the medical director at the US Olympic training facility is a Chiropractor.
What Is Functional Rehabilitation?
Functional rehabilitation began as a sports injury rehabilitation treatment. It’s also now used to treat work-related injuries and chronic pain. Instead of strengthening just your injured muscles, functional rehab focuses on conditioning the areas of your body that aren’t functioning correctly. Think of it as resetting your biomechanics to stop future pain and injury from occurring in the first place.
Getting To The Root Of The Problem
For example, the source of your back pain may not lie solely in your back. It could come from a misaligned spine but also from tilted hips or feet. Back pain rehabilitation for you then may include chiropractic care for the spine as well as exercises that promote healthy positioning of the hips and feet. This will help you prevent future injury to the same area.
Promoting Strength & Movement
Our chiropractic injury rehabilitation programs can treat a variety of muscle and joint problems. Here are some examples of painful conditions we can address with functional rehab:
- Neck Injury
- Back Injury
- Frozen Shoulder
- Hip Pain
- Repetitive Stress Injuries To Ankles And Knees
Functional Rehab & Chiropractic Care
Your first session with one of our chiropractors typically consists of an interview about your medical history (including any previous injuries) and a physical exam to test your body’s current level of function. Treatment begins in the second session. During these sessions, the chiropractor will have you perform controlled movements that mimic the activities you want to return to. For instance, a swimmer’s sports injury rehabilitation program might include movements that resemble swimming strokes.
A full course usually takes over a month to complete and includes multiple phases. Your chiropractor will work with you to design a program that best fits your needs and schedule.
Let’s Get You Moving Again
Your injury shouldn’t rule your life. Whether you want to return to work, competition, or pain-free daily living, we will tailor a rehab program to meet your specific goals. Contact us at MindBody Med in Seattle today to schedule your functional rehabilitation appointment and get on your way to health.