What is Physical Medicine?
Physical Medicine Modalities and Therapeutic Procedures is a science-based profession that takes a holistic approach to a patient’s health and well-being. This includes the patient’s general lifestyle. In part, Physical Medicine Modalities specifically refers to any physical agent that is applied to produce therapeutic change to biologic tissues. Therapeutic Procedures means the application of clinical skills and services, including massage, among other procedures.
The patient’s involvement in their own care is key to successfully treating their health-related issues. Only through education, awareness, empowerment, and participation in their own treatment will the patient see improvement.
Physical Medicine is a very important part of the treatment you receive at AZ Chiropractic. Most patients who suffer from pain will see greater results when treating the joints and skeletal areas as well as the muscular system. At AZ Chiropractic, we use a more biomechanical and evidence-based approach, concentrating on symptom relief through the function of healthy joints, nerves and muscles, resulting in reducing your painful musculoskeletal conditions. Muscles are such an important part of getting the most benefit with your chiropractic care. Several patients at AZ Chiropractic have seen great benefits with their treatment in their back pain, knee pain, shoulder pain, and the therapy provided after surgical procedures. Your pain is usually a combination of things going on inside your body. That is why you will get the best results with adjustments, along with massage and Physical Medicine Modalities and Therapeutic Procedures.
In Arizona, Doctors of Chiropractic are licensed physicians that do not require referrals. All of our doctors at AZ Chiropractic have their secondary licenses in Physical Medicine Modalities and Therapeutic Procedures and include this type of care in most treatment plans. In addition, we can bill health insurance for those services without a referral from your medical doctor. Although we are classified as physicians, prescribing medication is not in our scope of practice. We do have a medical provider in our office who can help with prescriptions in cases where they are needed.