These days, more and more people are tuning into what Physical Therapy can bring to the table for innovative treatments. There are so many specializations under physical therapy and it’s amazing how it has evolved through the years. But if you take a look at it, they all have one goal: effective treatment that could lead to us, going back to our normal routine.
Holistic Physical Therapy is very much known among Physical Therapists. It is basically talking about treating a patient on a whole new level. They treat the body as a whole and not just the chief complaint and diagnosis.
What is Holistic Physical Therapy?
It is usually a blend of proven traditional medicine with, you guessed it right – a holistic approach, taking into consideration the outside factors contributing to the injury of the patient. A person’s lifestyle, diet, stress, and other elements can actually play an important role in the longevity of the injury or physical condition. With Holistic Physical Therapy, your therapist won’t just provide you with treatment sessions, they will give you the education regarding the changes that happen to your body because of the injury as well as how those changes affect your life.
Holistic Physical Therapy would assess not only the very important factors leading to the injury but also the body as a whole. They use a gentle form of bodywork called Integrative Manual Therapy (IMT) that will be further discussed during your session, to locate underlying reasons why someone experiences, for example, chronic pain.
Think of the huge difference it will make to your body, holistic Physical Therapy techniques such as gentle hands-on IMT can restore mobility to the spine and lower back, correct the position of the pelvis and the sacrum, and restore normal alignment between the lumbar spine and your sacrum. After the muscle spasm is released, the normal muscle tissue helps to maintain joint mobility, which can then allow the person to return to stretching and exercise programs.
Why should you choose Holistic Physical Therapy?
You might still be skeptical about it, we understand. But a holistic approach will encompass not only physical exercises but hands-on technique and individualized programs that will guide you on your healing journey.
Stress is a major risk factor in why people are more prone to injury. Mental health is very important and is always included in Holistic Physical Therapy. Your physical well-being such as diet and lifestyle also have a role. they’ll take all of these things into account to figure out a plan to get your health on the right track.
Holistic Physical Therapy has been in motion for the past years and physical therapists have learned so much about the most effective ways to approach health and wellness. Mental health, social health, spiritual and physical health are always interconnected to one successful recovery.
If stress and poor diet, for example, can impact your physical health, expect that your mental and emotional health is also affected by it. Just imagine athletes getting injured for months and not being able to play for a season. That’s where Holistic Physical therapy is applied. Holistic PT doesn’t reject traditional medicine, rather a holistic approach to physical therapy builds upon a traditional approach by incorporating other aspects of health that are likely affecting your physical condition.
Tribeca Physical Therapy is officially reopened for in-person physical therapy sessions and continues to offer Telehealth PT or Virtual PT. Call us at 2124068080 or message us and book your first session free.