Physical therapy is a healthcare specialty used to treat patients experiencing pain and the inability to physically move and function at their optimal level. The treatment is beneficial for patients seeking to quicken the healing process and be more in control of their physical health. Physical therapy can help improve your health after a surgical procedure or a less invasive, less expensive alternative to surgery. When suffering from a painful disorder, physical therapy can be an alternative to prescription medication because medication may treat your pain temporarily, but physical therapy seeks to create a long-term solution for pain management.
Chuppe Clinic’s physical therapist, Dr. Jodi Wolf, has extensive training with manual therapy, therapeutic exercises, neuromuscular re-education, traction, dry needling, modalities, along with posture and body mechanics education and correction. The techniques used in physical therapy will promote flexibility, increased range of motion, induce relaxation, desensitize the nervous system, improve soft tissue and joint mobility, decrease pain, reduce tissue swelling, inflammation, or restriction, decrease strain caused by poor posture, and enhance wellness. Physical therapy can also help with the management of age-related issues, such as arthritis and osteoporosis, by teaching exercises to help strengthen your joints and bones. Following an examination, our physical therapists will create an individualized treatment plan specifically tailored to your health and wellness goals.
The physical therapy department at Chuppe Clinic now offers dry needling and various therapeutic cupping techniques!
Dry needling is an effective treatment for musculoskeletal and neuromuscular conditions in which a very fine filament needle is inserted into deeper tissues that are considered "trigger points". This then stimulates relaxation and facilitates your body's own healing capabilities as well as pain reduction. Cupping is a great option to encourage blood flow, loosen tight muscles, sedate the nervous system, and decrease tension.