Hagerstown Health and Chiropractic
1329 Pennsylvania Ave.
Hagerstown , Maryland 21742
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Hagerstown Health and Chiropractic
1329 Pennsylvania Ave.
Hagerstown , Maryland 21742
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Role of Chiropractic Care

One of the main causes of pain and disease in the human body can be traced to improper alignment of the vertebrae in your spinal column. This is called a subluxation. Through carefully applied pressure, soft tissue manipulation, and manual adjustments of the vertebrae and joints, compression and irritation of the nerves is relieved and joint mobility is restored, allowing your body to return to its natural state of balance, called homeostasis. In short, when your joints are functioning well, the nerve energy can flow more freely and your body's natural healing processes can occur more efficiently.

Role of Physical Therapy

Physical therapists (PTs) are health care professionals who diagnose and treat individuals of all ages, from newborns to the very oldest, who have medical problems or other health-related conditions that limit their abilities to move and perform functional activities in their daily lives. PTs examine each individual and develop a plan using treatment techniques to promote the ability to move, reduce pain, restore function, and prevent disability. In addition, PTs work with individuals to prevent the loss of mobility before it occurs by developing fitness- and wellness-oriented programs for healthier and more active lifestyles. Physical therapy is a dynamic profession with an established theoretical and scientific base and widespread clinical applications in the restoration, maintenance, and promotion of optimal physical function. Physical therapists:

  • Diagnose and manage movement dysfunction and enhance physical and functional abilities.
  • Restore, maintain, and promote not only optimal physical function but optimal wellness and fitness and optimal quality of life as it relates to movement and health.
  • Prevent the onset, symptoms, and progression of impairments, functional limitations, and disabilities that may result from diseases, disorders, conditions, or injuries.
Excerpt from APTA website https://www.apta.org/PTCareers/RoleofaPT/

Treatments

At Hagerstown Health, we diagnose and treat a broad range of conditions in patients with muscular, nervous, and skeletal problems.

As necessary, we make use of orthopedic testing and conventional diagnostic tests, such as X-rays, MRIs, and lab work as well as specific procedures that involve manipulation by hand of various parts of the body with the overall goal of treating underlying ailments rather than just the symptoms.

Types of treatments provided may include, but are not limited to:

  • Electrotherapy
  • Therapeutic exercise
  • Ice/heat therapy, including therapeutic ultrasound
  • Lifestyle and nutrition counseling
  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • Dry Needling
  • Physical rehabilitation
  • Stress management
  • Taping
  • Neuromuscular Reeducation
Specialties

Chiropractic and/or Physical Therapy may be effective for many conditions including, but not limited to:

  • Allergies
  • Arthritis
  • Auto Accident Injuries
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Ear Infections
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot and Arch Pain
  • Headaches
  • Heel Spurs
  • Herniated Discs
  • Lower Back Problems
  • Lowered Immune System
  • Mid-Back and Rib Pain
  • Migraines
  • Neck and Arm Pain
  • Numbness in Arms or Legs
  • Pinched/Compressed Nerves
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pre and Post-Surgical Rehab
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Sciatica
  • Sports Injuries
  • Subluxation
  • Tendinitis
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Tingling in Arms or Legs
  • Work-related Injuries