Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Develop / Restore / Maintain
We provide therapy to develop, maintain and restore maximum movement and functional ability throughout your life. This includes providing services in circumstances where movement and function are threatened by aging, injury, disease or environmental factors. Functional movement is central to what it means to be healthy.
Physical therapy is concerned with identifying and maximizing quality of life. This encompasses physical, psychological, emotional, and social well being. We provide a personal approach to therapy. We will guide you back to health through our physical therapy techniques.
Our extensive knowledge of the body and its movement needs and potential is central to determining strategies for diagnosis and intervention.
Sports Rehabilitation Sports Related Care
All athletes deserve the very best sports-related care and treatment that is focused, one on one and state of the art. At West End Chiropractic, this involves conditioning to become stronger and faster, maximizing abilities, preventing injuries, treating injuries non-surgically when possible and surgically when necessary, and improving future performance.
Our experts treat athletes in all sports, all ages and skill levels.
Pre-Employment and Sports Physicals
At West End Chiropractic we perform pre-employment physical exams. You may need an exam to get the job you are looking for.
Employment physical examinations may include health inquiries and physical examinations, including psychological tests, and physical or mental health assessments. To protect against discrimination in hiring, the physical examination should be required after a job is offered. The physical examination must be related to the job the applicant will be doing.
There are several types of drugs tests that candidates for employment may be asked to take. The types of drug tests which show the presence of drugs or alcohol include urine drug screen, hair drug or alcohol testing, saliva drug screen, and sweat drug screen.
Physical Ability Tests
Physical ability tests measure the physical ability of an applicant to perform a particular task or the strength of specific muscle groups, as well as strength and stamina in general.
You already know that playing sports helps keep you fit. You also know that sports are a fun way to socialize and meet people. But you might not know why the physical you may have to take at the beginning of your sports season is so important.
In the sports medicine field, the sports physical exam is known as a pre-participation physical examination (PPE). But even if a PPE isn’t required, doctors still highly recommend them. (See more in the Sports Physicals Dedicated Page)
Weight loss Lose Weight and Feel Great
At West End Chiropractic we can help you meet your weight loss goals. Contact us to participate in a personalized diet and exercise program.
Your weight is a balancing act and calories are part of that equation. Fad diets may promise you that counting carbs or eating a mountain of grapefruit will make the pounds drop off. But when it comes to weight loss, it’s calories that count. Weight loss comes down to reducing extra calories from food and beverages and increasing calories burned through physical activity.
Once you understand that equation, you’re ready to set your weight-loss goals and make a plan for reaching them. Remember, you don’t have to do it alone. Talk to your doctor, family and friends for support. Also, plan smart: Anticipate how you’ll handle situations that challenge your resolve and the inevitable minor setbacks.
But don’t forget the bottom line: The key to successful weight loss is a commitment to making permanent changes in your diet and exercise habits.
Acupuncture Feel Great and Reduce Pain
Acupuncture involves the insertion of extremely thin needles through your skin, to various depths at strategic points on your body. Acupuncture originated in China thousands of years ago, but over the past two decades its popularity has grown significantly within the United States. It may provide a number of medical benefits — from reducing pain to helping with chemotherapy-induced nausea.
What happens during an acupuncture session?
Acupuncture therapy usually involves a series of weekly or biweekly treatments in an outpatient setting. It’s common to have up to 12 treatments in total. Although each acupuncture practitioner has his or her own unique style, each visit typically includes an exam and an assessment of your current condition, the insertion of needles, and a discussion about self-care tips. An acupuncture visit generally lasts about 30 minutes.
Before the needles are placed, you’ll lie down on a comfortable surface. Depending on where the needles are to go, you will lie facedown, faceup or on your side. Make sure that your acupuncturist uses single-use sterile packaged needles. You may feel a brief, sharp sensation when the needle is inserted, but generally the procedure isn’t painful.
It’s common, however, to feel a deep aching sensation when the needle reaches the correct depth. After placement, the needles are sometimes moved gently or stimulated with electricity or heat. As many as a dozen needles may need to be placed for each treatment. Once the needles are inserted, they’re usually left in place for five to 20 minutes.