Physical Therapy Specialist

The Athletes Clinic

Chiropractors located in Charlotte, NC

Physical therapy starts with an evaluation and lets you set achievable goals as you recover from an injury. It can also address degenerative conditions and changes. At The Athletes Clinic in Charlotte, North Carolina, Amanda Wiechens, DC, uses various types of physical therapy to treat musculoskeletal pain, weakness, and immobility. To schedule your appointment, call the office or book one online today.

Physical Therapy Q&A

What is physical therapy?

Physical therapy is a treatment that helps you rehabilitate injuries and improve functional mobility. While you can undergo physical therapy as a stand-alone service for various types of pain and immobility, it often works best when you combine it with other treatments and services like dry needling, chiropractic adjustments, or laser therapy.

Every physical therapy plan looks a little different at The Athletes Clinic. After careful evaluation, Dr. Wiechens determines the underlying cause of your pain or immobility as well as the condition’s severity. She then helps you set realistic goals to work toward in your care plan. 

Physical therapy may involve physical manipulation of your joints and muscles as well as strengthening exercises and mobility training. 

What are the benefits of physical therapy?

There are many benefits to taking part in physical therapy and rehabilitation. By adding physical therapy to your treatment plan at The Athletes Clinic, you have a much higher chance of a full recovery from your injury. If you have an underlying degenerative condition, physical therapy can help you keep as much of your mobility and strength as possible. 

Benefits of physical therapy may include:

  • Avoiding surgery
  • Improving your balance
  • Improving your mobility
  • Improving your independence
  • Preventing falls and additional injuries
  • Managing your pain

During your visits at The Athletes Clinic, Dr. Wiechens can go into more detail about the specific benefits you can experience from physical therapy according to your health. 

Which conditions can physical therapy rehabilitate?

Physical therapy is a key part of any treatment and recovery plan for musculoskeletal injuries, degenerative conditions like arthritis, and some major health events. Even if you’re not an athlete, physical therapy can improve your physical condition until you can function as independently as possible. 

During your consultation, Dr. Wiechens discusses your diagnosis and evaluates your function. She can then tell you if physical therapy can benefit you and what specific improvements can come as a result. You might need physical therapy for:

  • Arthritis
  • Neck pain
  • Back pain
  • Temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ)
  • Shoulder pain
  • Knee pain
  • Sports injuries
  • Post-surgery rehabilitation

Physical therapy can also be helpful after a neurological disorder diagnosis like multiple sclerosis or Parkinson’s or for rehabilitation after events such as stroke or a spinal cord injury. 

Physical therapy has countless benefits for your overall treatment outcome. To schedule an evaluation and treatment consultation, call The Athletes Clinic or reserve an appointment online today.