Injury Rehabilitation in Pennsville, NJ: Dr. Scott Walker
Salem County Chiropractic Center • Most Insurance Accepted
Rehabilitation is an important part of a treatment plan for many conditions. Rehabilitation is also used effectively in helping injured workers return to the workforce, people suffering from arthritis and people recovering from surgery.
Custom exercise and stretching programs help the body heal after an injury
Exercises may vary and change from patient to patient, but the goal is always the same. The aim of a rehabilitation program is to regain pre-injury levels in all aspects of physical fitness. Correction of muscle imbalance problems around the shoulder, hip or knee are addressed effectively with exercise rehabilitation guided by a trained professional. Strengthening of core stability muscles is also an important part of the treatment of chronic lower back pain.
A full rehabilitation and strengthening program is essential to ensure full recovery and in order to prevent further injury. These exercises sometimes include muscle stretching, joint mobility exercises or muscle strengthening exercises.
Benefits of exercise rehabilitation:
- Reduces or eliminates pain
- Helps avoid surgery
- Improves mobility
- Aids in recovery from sports injuries
- Helps prevent sports injuries
- Improves balance
- Helps to manage diabetes and vascular conditions
- Helps manage and prevent health issues due to aging
Exercise rehabilitation helps to improve flexibility and balance
Flexibility is the ability to extend or stretch without breaking. The term is usually used to describe muscles but can also be used to describe a movement involving a number of muscles. Along with physiotherapy, building muscle strength and aiding in recovery, these exercises can also improve flexibility, a vital part of maintaining a sound body. Over time, balance can be difficult to maintain, regardless if you are injured or not. The body sometimes works to compensate for weak areas, ultimately throwing the body off-balance just from daily activities.
Rehabilitation modalities used by Dr. Scott Walker
In addition to chiropractic adjustments and customized stretching and strengthening programs, Dr. Walker incorporates additional non-invasive treatments. These therapies have been shown to effectively help patients to rehabilitate after suffering injury. None of the following treatment options require the use of drugs or surgery.
Electric Muscle Stimulation
Electric muscle stimulation is a physiotherapy modality that is used to stimulate muscle contractions using electrodes hooked up to an electric stimulation machine at our facility. These contractions help to control pain, manage inflammation and strengthen the muscle.
Cold Laser Therapy
Cold laser treatment can help chronic pain and inflammation due to its ability to penetrate the skin and treat soft tissue injuries. It is a proven technique that is very popular in Europe and has been gaining popularity in the states for those seeking effective pain treatments without medication or surgery.
Traction is non-surgical, non-invasive, and typically does not involve pain medications. The treatment is not only safe and painless, but also comfortable and relaxing. Traction therapy allows us to gently separate the vertebrae from each other. This creates a vacuum inside the discs, promoting diffusion of water, oxygen and other nutrient-rich fluids from the outside of the discs to the inside. Over time, the results of this therapy are quite dramatic in healing disc injuries in the neck and lower back.
Rehabilitation at Salem County Chiropractic Center
Dr. Walker personally consults and treats every patient that visits his practice. We are located in the heart of Salem County, NJ at 133 N Broadway #C, Pennsville, NJ 08070. Our office is located on the border of Delaware and we do in fact see a large number of patients from that state.
When you are ready to start your path to optimal health and wellness, call to request your appointment: (856) 678-6607 or contact us to request an appointment online. We gladly accept most insurance!