Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Oak Brook Medical Group

Chiropractors & Pain Relief Clinic located in Oak Brook, IL

Rehabilitation Q & A

What is rehabilitation?

All too often, people assume that rehabilitation means recovering from a very specific injury. Your provider at Oak Medical Group takes a much broader view of rehabilitation and works with your entire body to:

  • Heal the injury naturally
  • Strengthen your body to prevent re-injury
  • Address the structural weaknesses that led to the injury
  • Ensure that your body’s support systems are aligned

This approach to rehabbing your injury is designed to help you heal properly by freeing up your body’s own powerful, healing resources. Oak Brook Medical Group’s holistic approach takes into consideration that your body is a complex system of moving parts, which all need to work together. So, rather than solely focussing on the injured area, the provider ensures that your entire musculoskeletal system functions properly to support and aid in the injury.

What injuries does rehabilitation address?

The team at Oak Brook Medical Group are able to address most musculoskeletal problems. To give you an idea of the scope of the rehabilitation practice, here’s a sample of the most commonly injured areas:

  • Neck (whiplash)
  • Back
  • Knee
  • Shoulder
  • Elbow

Whether it’s a soft tissue injury, such as a tendon, muscle, or ligament, or a bone fracture, your provider can help unblock your body’s natural resources and realigns the structures within your body to promote better healing of the injured area.

What treatments are used for rehabilitation?

When you come in for rehabilitation, the goal is twofold: 1) To alleviate any pain you may be feeling, and 2) To help you regain full function. To do this, your provider concentrates first on ensuring that your spine is properly aligned.

Spinal adjustments play a critical role in injuries, no matter where they’re located, because they allow your brain to signal your body and send in resources wherever needed, without disruptions caused by blockages along your body’s main conduit.

Once he’s restored the proper flow of resources, your provider targets your injury with the following:

  • Total body vibration plates
  • Stretching
  • Nerve decompression
  • Massage therapy
  • Corrective exercises
  • Traction, if necessary

The team at Oak Brook Medical Group don’t mask your symptoms with unnecessary drugs, but go straight to the heart of the matter and heals your injury from the inside out.

To learn more about rehabilitation at Oak Brook Medical Group, call the office or schedule an appointment using the online booking tool.