Physical Therapy Specialist

Back To Health Chiropractic

Steve Abercrombie, DC

Chiropractor & Active Release Technique Specialist located in Danville, CA

After an injury, or as a result of disease, you may struggle to move your joints or muscles. At Back to Health Chiropractic in Danville, California, Dr. Steve Abercrombie uses physical therapy to alleviate pain, restore mobility, and help you achieve optimal strength and health. If you live in the Danville area and would like to improve mobility or maximize your fitness level with physical therapy, call Dr. Abercrombie’s friendly staff today or use the online booking form.

Physical Therapy Q & A

What is physical therapy?

Physical therapy is a series of treatments and exercises that Dr. Abercrombie designs to rehabilitate your joints, muscles, tendons, and ligaments after an injury or illness to maximize your fitness level.

These exercises improve function in the injured or compromised body part, plus strengthen core muscles to support your spine. Dr. Abercrombie believes that a healthy, aligned spine leads to improved overall health.

You may benefit from physical therapy if you:

  • Suffered a sports injury
  • Had a stroke or other catastrophic illness
  • Had surgery
  • Have a prior injury that was not properly treated (with symptoms persisting or worsening)
  • Recently gave birth
  • Have a chronic illness, such as diabetes or arthritis, that impairs mobility
  • Need to adapt to an artificial limb, splint, or crutches
  • Want more flexibility, strength, and health

What can physical therapy help me do?

Physical therapy provides many benefits, including:

  • Relief from pain
  • Improved balance
  • Wider range of mobility
  • Increased muscular strength
  • Better bladder control
  • Preventing illness and injury
  • Avoiding need for surgery
  • Optimizing physical fitness level

What happens when I get physical therapy from a chiropractor?

Treatment at Back to Health Chiropractic starts with an in-depth consultation with Dr. Abercrombie.

As part of your evaluation, Dr. Abercrombie examines you and checks your spine for misalignments. He may administer a series of tests, including X-rays, to determine the sources of your pain or dysfunction. Depending on your needs, Dr. Abercrombie may:

  • Adjust your spine
  • Massage muscles, tendons, and ligaments to improve circulation
  • Use hot or cold therapy to relieve muscle tension and pain
  • Relax your muscles with ultrasound therapy
  • Guide you through a series of strengthening and stretching exercises

How long does physical therapy take?

The time needed for physical therapy varies by individual.

Dr. Abercrombie teaches you special “blueprint” corrective exercises that you can do at home. These exercises strengthen your muscles, ligaments, and tendons so that your joints function better and your spine maintains a healthy alignment.

You can also learn better and more healthful ways to perform everyday acts, such as sitting and driving. If you’re an athlete or another professional at risk of a repetitive injury, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, Dr. Abercrombie evaluates how you move and makes recommendations for improvement.

You don’t have to suffer from pain or impaired mobility: Start your rehabilitation by booking a physical therapy consultation with Dr. Abercrombie today; you can call his staff or make an appointment online.