While many assume that physiotherapy, or physical therapy, is merely doing exercises, the truth is that practitioners like Dr. Corey Hillman have many more tools. Physiotherapy treatments are used to decrease painful movement allowing you to lead an active lifestyle.
Physiotherapy Treatments May Include:
1) Manual Therapy: Manual therapy is a hands-on therapy that helps calm the body and nervous system, often on ‘high alert’ due to pain. At Gate City Physio, we use a combination of direct soft tissue techniques, joint mobilization, and spinal manipulation to help decrease pain and improve your mobility. These techniques are gentle in their delivery and specific in their application, targeting the area where you are experiencing pain and considering whole-body movement.
2) Therapeutic Movement: Exercise is often one of the first things people picture with physical therapy, and for a good reason! We believe movement is medicine: it has the power to heal, give us confidence and awareness in our body, and decrease pain. But exercise is far from just being told to “do three sets of 10” and be left alone in a crowded gym. At Gate City Physio, we tailor specific exercises to each patient’s needs. Exercise can include bodyweight movements such as yoga and Pilates poses in addition to strengthening exercises focused on improving tissue reliance and keeping the pain from returning. Our goal from day one is to provide you with the tools to care for yourself.
3) Lifestyle Modification: Health is much more than the time you spend in the clinic. Your daily lifestyle profoundly affects your pain levels, how you move and how you feel. By taking a holistic approach, we will explore all areas of your lifestyle, including movement, nutrition, stress, and sleep patterns, and help you employ actionable strategies to improve your overall health.
Doctors of Physical Therapy think holistically and personally about the individual patient’s needs and goals and determine which combination of treatments best empower you to healthy movement. Corey Hillman is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and Gate City Physio owner, a boutique physical therapy clinic inside Sonder Mind and Body, 515 S. Elm Street, Greensboro, North Carolina 27406. You can contact him at [email protected]