We believe in utilizing the best treatments available for restoring the health of our patients in Baltimore, Takoma/Langley Park, and Laurel,MD.
We frequently coordinate with neurologists, orthopedists, and primary care providers to ensure our patients' needs are met with the highest standards. In addition to providing chiropractic care, our chiropractors are licensed under the Maryland State Board of Chiropractic Examiners to perform physical therapy modalities and instruct in active rehabilitation techniques.
What is physical therapy?
Physical therapy shares many of the same goals as chiropractic care: to improve function and decrease pain; to restore overall health and wellness; and to enable patients to achieve everyday tasks with ease. Traditionally, physical therapists specialize in reducing pain by improving muscular and tissue function with ultrasound therapy, electrical stimulation, manual therapy, exercise, and more. Our chiropractors combine these physical therapy techniques with chiropractic care to provide effective relief for patients in Laurel, Takoma/Langley Park, and Baltimore.
Who can benefit the most from physical therapy?
Dr. Stutman and our chiropractic team have found that physical therapy is most effective for patients recovering from an injury or surgery, as well as for patients struggling with non-specific chronic pain. Physical therapy can help with conditions like:
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Shoulder injuries and pain
- Carpal tunnel syndrome and repetitive motion injuries
- Whiplash and other auto injuries
- Arthritis (including osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis management)
- Spinal stenosis
- ACL injuries, meniscus tear, plantar fasciitis and other tendon or ligament issues
- Disease management for Parkinson's disease and multiple sclerosis
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
What do physical therapy treatments include?
Our chiropractors use several physical therapy modalities for relieving pain. Depending on the nature of your symptoms, your physical therapy treatments may include:
- Electrical stimulation
- Intersegmental traction
- Ultrasound therapy
- Flexion-distraction therapy
- Cold laser therapy
- Exercise rehabilitation
- Posture correction
What is active rehabilitation?
Multiple medical studies have shown that combining chiropractic with exercise therapies leads to the most substantial relief for a number of musculoskeletal conditions. That's why active rehabilitation is a critical component in most treatments plans we create for our patients in Laurel, Takoma/Langley Park, and Baltimore. Our chiropractors call on a variety of active rehabilitation techniques to improve strength, flexibility, balance, and coordination. As you begin to develop better physical functioning through exercise therapy, you'll experience significant reductions in disability and pain.
Dr. Stutman and our team will develop an active rehabilitation plan specific to your condition or injury needs. We'll guide you through the exercises at our office, assign easy exercises to perform at home, and check back on your progress throughout the treatment.
Time and time again we've seen how effective our multidisciplinary approach is in our Laurel, Takoma/Langley Park, and Baltimore patients. Whether you've got neck pain after auto accident or a sore back from a work injury, our physical therapy and chiropractic care can provide lasting relief so you can start living your life free of pain.
Call Stutman Chiropractic to get out of pain today!