Joint Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation

When a patient gets a human cellular tissue allograft injection into one of their joints or utilized chiropractic care, rehab is a very important adjunct to their care. The rehab we offer at Solutions Integrated Medicine is quite different from physical therapy. Most physical therapy is focused on only the joint involved. Some physical therapy is also passive, consisting of ultrasound, TENS or iontophoresis. The rehab patients experience at Solutions is always an active type of recovery. We focus on mostly stretching and/or strengthening small muscle groups and ligaments associated with not only the joint undergoing treatment but also all other connected structures. Most rehab programs we recommend is three times/week for 12 weeks. We perform new functional exams and computerized ranges of motion testing every seventh visit. This way we can create a personalized rehab program to cater to the individual’s needs as things are changing according to the speed at which the patient is healing. Whether the patient is receiving a tissue allograft injection in and individual joint or chiropractic care for the spine, rehab is important because it helps realign and re-balance the soft tissue component associated with the damaged joint. This helps stabilize the joint as it’s healing by making its tendons, ligaments and musculature stronger and more functional.

Author
Dr. Dan Levesque, DC Dr. Levesque has practiced chiropractic in Abingdon, VA for the last 25 years. After experiencing amazing success with regenerative medicine himself, he came to work for Solutions Integrated Medicine. He is highly committed to further studying this science for the purpose of helping more patients feel better, become healthier and avoid surgery.

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