Physical Therapy Specialist

Lifestyle Rejuvenation Medical Group

Holistic Medical Group located in Hyde Park, Chicago, IL

Even after your primary injury has healed, your joints or muscles may not yet be healthy enough to support normal motion and activity. Physical therapy (PT) at Lifestyle Rejuvenation Medical Group, located in the Hyde Park area of Chicago, Illinois, stretches and strengthens your muscles, ligaments, and tendons so that you can enjoy a full range of motion again. The physical therapy team at Lifestyle Rejuvenation Medical Group uses massage therapy and tailored strengthening exercises to make you feel like yourself again. Contact the team at Lifestyle Rejuvenation Medical Group for a physical therapy session by phone or online form.

Physical Therapy Q & A

What is physical therapy?

Physical therapy consists of stretching and strengthening exercises that are custom-designed to meet your needs. Physical therapy rehabilitates your muscles, tendons, ligaments, and joints after you’ve been injured or debilitated. You can also use physical therapy to improve weak areas of your body to optimize your sports performance. 

In addition to strengthening and restoring your injured tissues, physical therapy strengthens your core muscles so they better support your spine.

Your physical therapist works with you one-on-one at the Lifestyle Rejuvenation Medical Group office. They also give you at-home exercises to do so you can stay strong and safe over the long term.

Why do I need physical therapy?

Your body needs to move to function optimally. But if you’ve been injured, you may not be able to move your injured body part easily or at all. Physical therapy restores mobility, strength, and pliability if you have:

  • Sports injuries
  • Auto injuries
  • Work-related injuries
  • Arthritis or another chronic illness
  • Suffered a stroke
  • Had surgery
  • Given birth recently
  • An amputated limb

You may also need physical therapy if you’re just learning to use a walker, cane, crutch, or another assistive device.  To accelerate healing and nourish your soft tissues, your provider at Lifestyle Rejuvenation Medical Group may also recommend massage therapy. 

What are the benefits of physical therapy?

Your physical therapist’s goal is to rehabilitate an injury or strengthen a weakened area. Benefits you can expect after your physical therapy include:

  • Pain relief
  • Stronger muscles 
  • More flexibility
  • Better balance
  • Wider range of motion
  • Better bladder control

Physical therapy can restore function so that you don’t have to undergo surgery. Physical therapy also helps to prevent further injuries.

What are the benefits of massage therapy?

Massage therapy breaks up areas of pain and tension in your muscles. Massage also increases the flow of blood throughout your body so that your tissues are nourished with more oxygen and other nutrients. Massage stimulates the flow of lymph fluid, too, which helps detoxify your system.

If you need physical therapy or think you’d benefit from massage therapy, call the friendly Lifestyle Rejuvenation Medical Group team or use the online scheduler.