Physical Therapy • Dr. Charles S. Corallo
Physical Therapy in Oakland, NJ | Dr. Charles S. Corallo
Board Certified by the Academy of Integrated Pain Management
Rehabilitation therapy is an important part of a treatment plan for many conditions. Physical therapy (also known as physiotherapy) is used effectively in helping relieve pain and heal injury. Additionally physiotherapy helps injured workers return to the workforce, people suffering from arthritis and people recovering from surgery.
Custom exercise and stretching programs help the body heal after an injury
Exercises may vary and change from patient to patient, but the goal is always the same. The aim of a rehabilitation program is to regain pre-injury levels in all aspects of physical fitness. Correction of muscle imbalance problems around the shoulder, hip or knee are addressed effectively with exercise rehabilitation guided by a trained professional. Core stability muscles are also an important part of the treatment of chronic lower back pain.
A full rehabilitation and strengthening program is essential to ensure full recovery and to prevent further injury or re-injury. These exercises sometimes include muscle stretching, joint mobility exercises or muscle strengthening exercises.
Benefits of exercise rehabilitation:
- Reduces or eliminates pain
- Can help avoid surgery
- Improves mobility
- Recover from or prevent sports injuries
- Improves balance
- Manages diabetes and vascular conditions
- Helps manage and prevent health issues due to aging
Exercise rehabilitation helps to improve flexibility and balance
Flexibility is the ability to extend or stretch without breaking. The term is usually used to describe muscles but can also be used to describe a movement involving a number of muscles. Flexibility is a vital part of maintaining a sound body and can be improved with physiotherapy. Balance can be difficult for the body after time regardless if you are injured or not. The body sometimes works to compensate for weak areas, ultimately throwing the body off-balance just from daily activities.
Physiotherapy treatment modalities used at our facility
Low-level laser light is used to target damaged tissue and reduce inflammation. This allows for acceleration of the body’s healing process and recovery from injury.
Lumbar decompression therapy is non-surgical, non-invasive, and typically does not involve pain medications. The treatment is not only safe and painless but comfortable and relaxing. Spinal traction allows us to gently separate the vertebrae from each other. This creates a vacuum inside the discs promoting diffusion of water, oxygen and other nutrient-rich fluids from the outside of the discs to the inside. Over time, the results of this therapy are quite dramatic in healing disc injuries in the neck and lower back.
Trigger point myofascial release is a safe and very effective hands-on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the myofascial connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion.
Physical therapy at Dr. Charles S. Corallo Chiropractic Physician
Visit our chiropractic, rehabilitation and nutritional center in the heart of Oakland, New Jersey at 191 Ramapo Valley Rd, Oakland, NJ 07436 or contact us to schedule your certified Department of Transportation physical examination: (201) 651-0051.