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Physical Therapy

Chiropractor in Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, and Port St. Lucie Offers Information on Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation

After suffering an injury or being treated for a medical issue, there are typically two main goals: stopping pain and restoring function. How these goals are reached depends on the specifics of the problem, but in many cases, one or more rounds of physical therapy will be involved. Just what does this therapy do, and what are some of the things it may entail?

Woman getting physical therapy on her knee.

It Helps Release Tense Soft Tissues

Many people suffer from a reduced range of motion after they've completed the main treatment for an injury or other physical problem. This is especially true when the issues required treatments like surgery or cast immobilization, both of which weaken the muscles and surrounding structures. Then, patients often need a course of therapeutic stretches in order to stop the affected part from feeling like a log and get it to cooperate with normal attempts to move it.

It Helps Restore Functional Strength

Whether you want to be able to lift a can of peas or bench press 450 lbs., you will almost surely need to work on the strength of your now-healed body part(s) in order to get them to cooperate. Physical therapy and rehabilitation typically concentrate on the "functional" aspects of this cooperation. In other words, the main goals are more oriented toward helping with day-to-day tasks and work-related abilities than bodybuilding. Still, there are sports rehab programs for those who want to get to levels that surpass the average.

Rehabilitation Can Eliminate the Need for More-Aggressive Treatments

More and more, people are seeking to avoid surgery, other invasive treatments, the use of narcotic painkillers, and similar mainstays of standard medicine. Meanwhile, physical therapy methods have advanced enough to address many problems before they are "fixed" by other means. For example, a course of physical therapy can be used to redistribute forces in a shoulder or hip so that they no longer aggravate a painful area of cartilage. Since this stops the pain, surgery and painkillers are no longer needed.

Are Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy all About Prescribed Exercise?

While exercises still play huge roles in this discipline, there are far more types of therapy that now fall under this umbrella. Electrical stimulation of nerves to increase motion, work in pools to eliminate the need to bear weight, therapeutic massage, and more may be part of a rehab regimen. Each case is different, so good treatment plans are always tailored to the individual patient.

To get started on your own therapy plan, just give us a call here at Papa Chiropractic. We serve the areas of Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, and Port St. Lucie.

Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Jupiter: 561-744-7373

Monday:

8:00am - 12:00pm 2:00pm - 7:00 pm

Tuesday:

2:00 pm 7:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00-12:00 am 2:00-7:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am 12:00 pm

Friday:

8:00-12:00 am 2:00-7:00 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am 12:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

Palm Beach Gardens: 561-630-9598

Monday:

8:00am-12:00pm 2:00pm -7:00pm

Tuesday:

2:00pm-7:00pm

Wednesday:

8:00am-12:00am 2:00pm-7:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00am-12:00pm

Friday:

8:00-12:00 am 2:00-7:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

Closed

Port St. Lucie: 772-337-1300

Monday:

8:00am-12:00pm

2:00pm-7:00om

Tuesday:

2:00pm

7:00pm

Wednesday:

8:00am-12:00pm

2:00pm-7:00pm

Thursday:

8:00am

12:00pm

Friday:

8:00am-12:00pm

2:00pm-7:00pm

Saturday:

closed

closed

Sunday:

closed

closed

Testimonials

Reviews By Our Satisfied Patients

  • "My son was referred for PT due to a sports injury. The Physician and Physical Therapist therapist did an amazing job and after 3 sessions he was completely back to normal with full range of motion and no pain. Thank you guys for doing a great job!"
    Mark Shim, 2022
  • "This is the one and only chiropractor I've ever been to. I've been here 2 times and Papa is amazing. He spotted exactly where my pain was fixed me right up. Great staff and awesome service!"
    Adonis Carrasquillo, 2022
  • "I have been a physical therapy patient since 2012. I first used the office for knee rehabilitation. I have had several knee surgeries since. The latest was a broken hip and collar bone. I commend the staff here as they are friendly and professional!"
    Richard Howard, 2022
  • "All of the staff is professional and friendly. Scott and the rest of the Physical therapists do a fabulous job. They are knowledgeable & optimistic on how they can help you. With their support I’m back to full range of motion which I didn’t think was possible. Great team to work with to get back to living!"
    V. Patterson, 2021
  • "I highly recommend coming here or if you have any adjustments that you need or if you’re in any type of pain he definitely takes his time to evaluate you and your situation the staff is very accommodating and friendly. Highly recommend!"
    Jodie Alvarez, 2021
  • "I’m status post hip replacement sept 10th. The staff is terrific. Scott really knows his business . At this point in time, no pain, positive range of motion and strength to that extremity all because of the team work that exists at Papa’s"
    Maureen Simone, 2021
  • "Have been taking treatment from the facility in Jupiter since December 2019 after reinjuring a compromised knee. The staff are all very knowledgeable and proficient, and the people including fellow patients are sociable and friendly, adding extra value and fun to the experience. I have made outstanding progress in a speedy recovery, thanks to everyone helping me and personal attention from Dr. Papa and his associates, Dr. West and Physical Therapists Scott, Krystal, and Paige. Highly recommend this Practice. Wish that they were an option when I injured my knee in high school and later at basic boot camp decades ago. Looking forward to surfing, mountain climbing, skydiving, and bungee jumping again. (LoL!)"
    Richard Kluesek, 2021