Physiotherapy is an important part of a treatment plan for many conditions.

Custom Exercise and Stretching Programs Help the Body to Strengthen and Heal After an Accident or Injury

Physiotherapy is also used effectively in helping injured workers return to the workforce, people suffering from arthritis and people recovering from surgery.

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 Programs at Nicali Sports Medicine and Associates:

  • Reduces or eliminates pain
  • Helps avoid surgery
  • Improves mobility
  • Aids in recovery from 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, Balance, and Muscle Strength

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.

Physiotherapy Treatment Modalities Used by The Nicali Team of Medical Professionals in Pasadena, California

In addition to chiropractic adjustments and customized stretching and strengthening programs, The Nicali team 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.

K-Laser, Hot Laser Therapy

Hot 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. Learn more about K-Laser therapy >>

Decompression Therapy

Spinal decompression 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. Learn more about decompression therapy >>

Therapeutic Sports Massage

Massage therapy at our clinic targets the more rigid areas and the areas that are affected by damaged tissue and utilizes hands-on manipulation to release the tension found in the body. We will work with you and help you manage and release the tension that has been building. This tension would normally seem unrelated to other ailments patients may be having, but chronic pain disorder is often due to sensitivity and tightness in certain tissues. Learn more about massage therapy >>

Kinesiology Taping

Kinesio Taping is a procedure that utilizes a special tape that helps to support chiropractic adjustments while still allowing for free range of motion within the muscles. The tape is very thin and the wave like glue pattern allows the skin to be lifted from the affected area. Learn more about kinesiotaping >>

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The aim of a rehabilitation program is to regain pre-injury levels in all aspects of physical fitness.


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