Located in Lakeville and Eagan
The physical therapists at Life Wellness Center are here to help you recover from your injuries, whether they are from athletics, post operative recovery, chronic pain, or anything else. All of our doctors are uniquely trained in all practices of physical therapy and rehabilitation and will use their expert knowledge to create a customized and personalized approach to your injury, helping you heal and recover faster. Learn more about our approach and how we can help you! If you’re ready to schedule your appointment, connect with us today!
It’s important to understand what physical therapy is. Physical therapy helps to restore the function and mobility of your body, without the usage of medicine or drugs. It’s a natural way to help improve your functioning while also getting rid of any pain.
At Life Wellness Center, we believe in five stages of healing. These stages can be defined as recover, regain, return, continuing the work, and self care. Learn more about these stages and what makes them vital to your healing and recovery process.
During the recover or recovery stage, this is the time when your body will typically be dealing with high amounts of pain and inflammation. During this stage of physical therapy, you’ll likely be focusing on reducing the amount of pain and inflammation. You’ll also be educated about what may have caused your injury and how to eliminate any non-painful dysfunctions that you may be experiencing.
At this stage, the inflammation and pain should have greatly decreased and you will notice your body returning to its normal state of functioning and mobility. Your body is still healing though and you should still continue your treatment. In this stage, physical therapy helps you regain your previous level of functioning by strengthening weak muscles and restoring your body’s range of motion to normal levels.
The return stage gets your body beyond where you were prior to your injury. Our physical therapy will focus on teaching you strategies and exercises to avoid reinjuring yourself. We also finalize a home exercise program that you complete on your own, which helps continue your strength and healing.
This falls close to the return stage, but in terms of helping your body recover, heal, and continue the process of recovery, there are some things that you should do. Scheduling regular appointments and attending them is going to help your healing and physical therapy experience immensely. It’s also vital that you complete the home exercise program you were given on a regular basis. Remember that if you have any questions about your treatment program or healing, do not hesitate to ask your physical therapist. We are all here for you and want to help you make the best progress.
This final step includes stretching, strength training, and core activation. As we mentioned earlier, you should be continuing your home exercise program and regularly scheduled visits. While it's important to continue your training, keep in mind that physical therapy treatments may cause some mild soreness or swelling. This is completely normal but if the pain is disturbing your ability to function, or is more intense than usual, contact your therapist immediately. Taking care of yourself through this process is extremely important.
Physical therapy is an incredible tool that you can utilize to help heal and strengthen your body from multiple types of injuries and pain. No matter what type of recovery process you are going through, we can help. All of our doctors are experts when it comes to treating all types of issues. Some of the benefits of physical therapy include:
Your health is our number one priority. No matter what type of physical therapy or injury therapy you’re needing, let us help you recover and heal. All of our patients have seen improved physical functioning with decreased pain levels, all helping them return to their daily lives. Our physical therapists are here to help you and create customized and personal treatment plans to fit your needs and your lifestyle.
At Life Wellness Center, we’re helping you live a stronger, healthier, and pain-free life. All of our team members are here to assist you by combining the talent and disciplines of chiropractic care, physical therapy, and massage therapy. We help you restore pain-free range of motion and return to normal daily activities, allowing you to get well and stay well. We currently have two convenient locations in Eagan and Lakeville. Connect with us today to schedule an appointment or if you have any questions regarding your treatment.
"My family has been going to Life Wellness Center for several years and we are completely satisfied with our experiences. In addition to a great chiropractic staff, they offer PT for a variety off issues. Dr. Chris and Jaime are excellent to work with and use multiple techniques to help you improve such as dry needling, bodyweight exercise, electric stim, etc. I highly recommend them."
- Jared Brandt –