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By Total Health Center, Inc.
August 28, 2018
Category: physical therapy

Find out if these rehabilitation therapies could get you on the road to recovery.

 

Physical Therapist Massages Shoulder PainHas a long-term or serious health problem suddenly made it more difficult to complete tasks around your home? Are you dealing with a sports-related injury or injuries from an accident? If you said yes, then our Battle Creek, MI, osteopractor Dr. Glennda Chawdhry can help you. Discover the differences and unique benefits of getting physical therapy and occupational therapy through our office.

What is an osteopractor?

Before you understand the services we offer it’s important to understand the purpose of an osteopractor. An osteopractor is a doctor that focuses on how the body functions as a whole, from the joints and muscles to the ligaments, tissues and nerves within the musculoskeletal system.

We believe that by providing alternative medicine and specific therapies such as manual adjustments (spinal manipulation) we can improve not just how the musculoskeletal system functions but also how other systems (e.g. circulatory; nervous) function, as well. Everything is interconnected when it comes to the body, so your care and treatment should be comprehensive enough to take all of these systems into account.

What is physical and occupational therapy?

It’s important to understand that there is a difference between these two therapies. Physical therapy is focused on rehabilitation to improve and even treat an injury or condition while occupational therapy is focused on providing ways to make daily tasks and activities easier despite a chronic injury or lifelong condition that can’t be cured.

While physical therapy is often more short-term and focused on treating the actual injury itself, occupational therapy can be used for many years to help people manage their long-term symptoms through customized treatment options and interventions to make day-to-day living easier. Occupational therapy can help those with conditions and disabilities that affect emotional and behavior states as well as motor skills.

How can the Total Health Center help me?

Our Battle Creek, MI, osteopractor and physical therapist offers a full range of therapeutic services to help you treat or manage your symptoms. There are many people who can benefit from visiting an osteopractor including those dealing with:

  • Migraines and headaches
  • Chronic pain (E.g. fibromyalgia)
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Bursitis and tendinitis
  • Neck or back pain
  • Knee pain
  • Osteoporosis
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Overuse injuries
  • Shoulder issues
  • Certain types of arthritis

We offer everything from cupping, post-surgery rehab, and specific exercises to balance and functional training, manipulation and cryotherapy to provide you with the specific and tailored occupational therapy or physical therapy you need.

Total Health Center is dedicated to helping alleviate and manage conditions that may be causing your chronic or severe pain through a variety of comprehensive and full-body treatments and techniques. Wondering if you could benefit from physical therapy or occupational therapy? Call our office today to learn more.

By Total Health Center, Inc.
July 19, 2018
Category: Pain
Tags: leg pain   foot pain   physical therapy  

Are you suffering from leg or foot pain? Do you want to avoid medicating yourself? Have you considered physical therapy? If so, physical therapyosteopractor Dr. Mohinder Chawdhry of Total Health Center in Battle Creek and Lake Odessa, MI, can offer you a drug-free treatment. They'll ease your pain and help you regain use of your foot or leg.

What can physical therapy help with?

The physical therapists of Battle Creek and Lake Odessa help patients with a variety of issues and conditions, including these ones:

  • Plantar Fasciitis: The pain you're feeling may be caused by the inflammation of a connective tissue known as plantar fasciitis. This connective tissue isn't just in your heel though, it extends past the arch of your foot, reaching your toes. This fibrous band becomes inflamed and irritated when too much stress from jumping or running is placed on it.
  • Achilles Tendonitis: This conditions, often causing lack of flexibility, results in irritation, or inflammation of the large tendon in the back of the lower calf that is attached to the heel.
  • Stress Fracture: It's a fracture in your lower limbs is quite common among athletes. You may suffer from a stress fracture due to repetitive forces and symptoms include localized pain and swelling that worsens over time. The fractures may occur over a period of days, weeks, or even months.
  • Knee Replacement: After surgery, people experience swelling, which makes it difficult to move the knee. This inhibits walking. Therapists use several techniques like ultrasound, electrical stimulation, and hot and cold treatments to relieve you of pain and reduce swelling.

Your health is of the utmost importance. If you feel discomfort, difficulty moving and walking, then you need to speak with your physical therapists. Call Dr. Chawdhry of Total Health Center in Battle Creek, MI, (269) 968-0888, and Lake Odessa, MI, (616) 374-0099 to schedule an appointment today!

By Total Health Center, Inc.
March 29, 2018
Category: Pain

Physical therapy can help if you're dealing with certain injuries. Dr. Mohinder Chawdhry, your Battle Creek, MI, osteopractor, can help with physical therapy, occupational therapyissues like bone fractures or arthritis.

Here's a list of common health problems:

Geriatric

This type of physical therapy focuses on older adults and their mobility. The purpose is to help restore movement and reduce pain while taking into consideration physical limitations.

Your Battle Creek doctor uses physical therapy to help relieve symptoms of:

  • Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Joint replacement
  • Balance disorders

Orthopedic

This type of physical therapy is most useful for athletes because it restores the musculoskeletal system: joints, tendons, ligaments, and bones.

Treatments include:

  • stretching
  • endurance exercises
  • joint mobilization
  • hot and cold packs
  • ultrasound
  • electrical muscle stimulation
  • strength training

Neurological

Neurological physical therapist work with patients to evaluate mobility issues due to illnesses and/or diseases.

Here are a few examples of diseases:

  • brain injury
  • cerebral palsy
  • multiple sclerosis
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Parkinson's disease
  • stroke

Treatment plans attempt to teach patients how to adapt to several loss impairments such as:

  • visual deterioration
  • spinal cord injury
  • balance
  • mobility
  • muscle loss

Cardiopulmonary

This helps people with cardiovascular and pulmonary conditions, and who need help improving their endurance and functional capabilities. In other words, it's a cardiac and pulmonary rehab for people who have suffered from:

  • Heart attacks
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • Pulmonary fibrosis

Pediatric

Infants, toddlers, children, and adolescents need pediatric physical therapy to prevent inhibited natural movement and learning.

Here are diseases children may suffer from:

  • acute injury
  • head trauma
  • limb deficiencies
  • muscle diseases
  • orthopedic disabilities

Treatments include:

  • Therapeutic exercises
  • Processes that alleviate pain
  • Exercising to regain strength
  • Improving range of motion
  • Helping to improve children's physical capabilities, such as balance, flexibility, and fine motor skills.

Your doctor offers other types of physical therapies:

  • Vestibular Rehabilitation to help with balance problems
  • Women's Health, which focuses on eliminating pelvic pain

If you have any questions or concerns, call Dr. Chawdhry in Battle Creek, MI, today!