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Functional Rehabilitation at Axial Spine and Wellness

Reach New Heights With Effective Physical Therapy In Chicago, IL

Whether you’re recovering from an injury, experiencing chronic pain, or want to boost your athletic performance, functional rehabilitation can help. And there’s no better place to turn for reliable physical therapy in Chicago, IL than Axial Spine & Wellness. Our owner, Dr. Peterson, has made a name for himself as the top physiotherapy specialist in the West Loop area. We will develop a personalized PT rehabilitation plan for you that will incorporate a number of techniques to help you feel great and achieve your goals.

What Is Functional Rehabilitation?

Functional rehabilitation encompasses a vast array of physical therapy techniques, exercises, and stretches to alleviate pain, reduce inflammation, and improve performance. This treatment practice stands out from other traditional modalities like chiropractic care and acupuncture because it challenges your physical limitations.

When you participate in functional rehab, you’ll engage in kinesthetic and proprioceptive exercises to improve your strength, boost your agility, and support a wider range of motion. And that’s not all. With the right kind of physical therapy in Chicago, IL, you’ll gain other impressive benefits, such as:

  • Faster recovery from injuries
  • Improved flexibility and mobility
  • Increased stamina for cardiovascular exercise
  • Less discomfort when exercising or working
  • Improved posture and balance
  • And much more

Most commonly, we will develop physical therapy programs for athletes and fitness enthusiasts who are recovering from injuries. However, anyone and everyone can find benefit from functional rehabilitation! And we’ll go the extra mile to ensure your PT program is personalized to your needs.

Functional Rehabilitation At Axial: What To Expect

We take a holistic approach to rehab and physical therapy. We do not practice cookie-cutter PT plans. Instead, Dr. Peterson will develop your custom functional rehab plan from scratch. Dr. Peterson is passionate about functional rehabilitation and has studied physiotherapy techniques for decades. As such, Dr. Peterson pulls teachings from PT techniques across the globe including the McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy, which was started in New Zealand, as well as Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS), developed in the Czech Republic. We leverage those international teachings to help our patients improve their joint mobility and function.

When you come to our office in Chicago for physical therapy, we will take a deep dive into your current health, your history of past injuries, and your health and wellness goals when developing your plan. This eclectic approach ensures that your PT program is entirely personalized to you.

We recommend that you dress in athletic attire for your PT session and bring water. Your functional rehab session will last for approximately 30 minutes and will kick off with a brief warmup to increase blood flow throughout the body. From there, your session will integrate a wide array of physiotherapy treatments and techniques which may include:

  • Mobility and/or stability exercises
  • Breathing and diaphragm exercises to stabilize your spine
  • Myofascial release
  • Instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM)
  • Percussive massage device soft tissue mobilization
  • Joint specific exercises and manual techniques
  • Kinesiology taping
  • Dynamic neuromuscular stabilization
  • And much more

Depending on your need, your sessions may even include a handful of physical exercises with exercise bands, foam rollers, free weights, or even your own body weight.

As your session comes to a close, Dr. Peterson will walk you through a cool-down therapy and outline the PT exercises and activities you can do at home. Thanks to his instruction, you’ll learn the skills necessary to continue your PT care on your own.

Book Your Appointment In Chicago For Physical Therapy

Are you recovering from an injury? Are chiropractic adjustments failing to deliver the pain relief that you need? If so, it’s time to book a session with the Axial team for PT in Chicago, IL.

Dr. Peterson can provide comprehensive rehabilitation services to support your needs. Your custom treatment plan can include a number of the physical therapy techniques outlined above in addition to our other offered services, such as massage therapy, cupping therapy, and more. And our physiotherapy specialists will arm you with the knowledge you need to expedite your recovery at home.

Schedule your first functional rehabilitation appointment with the top provider of PT in the West Loop area today!