Rehabilitation Specialist

Center for Health: Christian Reichardt, DC

Integrative Medicine & Chiropractor located in Santa Monica, CA & Yucca Valley, CA

If you have a sports injury, an accident injury, or some other kind of injury, rehabilitation is crucial if you want to get back to full function again. At Center for Health in Santa Monica and Yucca Valley, California, caring medical providers offer customized rehab that can include chiropractic care, physical therapy treatments, regenerative medicine treatments, and much more to help you heal and feel your best. Schedule your appointment online or call the office closest to you to make your rehab appointment today.

Rehabilitation Q & A

When does my injury need rehabilitation?

Most patients who have suffered an injury need rehabilitation. While many rehab patients are recovering from an accident, there are also other reasons that you might need rehabilitation.

For example, many rehab patients at Center for Health are recovering from surgery like hip replacement or back surgery. Rehabilitation can also be a great way to correct problems like posture issues, repetitive motion issues, or chronic pain.

What treatments are included in my injury rehabilitation program?

Your Center for Health care providers personalize your rehab program for your specific problems and recovery goals. Your rehab program may include a wide range of care, including:

Chiropractic adjustments

During chiropractic adjustments, gentle hands-on manipulation resolves spinal imbalances. This can relieve pain and help improve your range-of-motion as you move through recovery.

Therapeutic massage

Massage can relieve pain and inflammation. It also improves circulation to the damaged area to stimulate faster healing.

Physical therapy treatment

Physical therapy treatment is often a key component of your rehabilitation program at Center for Health. The exact physical therapy plan varies based on your injury and recovery goals, but the aim is to increase your strength and range-of-motion in a safe way. You’ll also learn how to protect yourself in the future, including proper form during exercise and correct use of any assistive devices that you may need.

Regenerative medicine

In some cases, your Center for Health care provider may recommend regenerative medicine treatments like platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy as part of your rehabilitation. PRP treatments can enhance healing and recovery.

Your care provider may recommend other treatments as part of your rehabilitation program based on your needs.

How long will my recovery take?

That depends on your injury or condition. Like most patients, you start out with rehab visits a few times a week (or more, based on your needs) and then gradually reduce the visit frequency as you heal. You may need anywhere from a few weeks to several months for a complete recovery.

To get a personalized rehab plan from a team who truly cares, make your appointment at Center for Health online or by calling the location closest to you now.