Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation Specialist
Rehabilitation is aimed at helping patients return to their normal levels of activity as quickly as possible, relieving pain, stiffness, and other symptoms with treatments tailored to each patient’s medical needs and treatment goals. As a top chiropractor at Bloomingdale Chiropractor in Bloomingdale, Illinois, Dr. Katie Bendis offers a comprehensive array of rehabilitation services for her patients, focusing on each patient’s specific needs for optimal long-term outcomes.

Rehabilitation Q&A

by Katie Bendis, DC

What is chiropractic rehabilitation?

Chiropractic rehabilitation is a customized program of care that focuses on helping patients relieve pain and recover strength, flexibility, mobility, and function following an injury or surgery. Rehabilitation relies on an array of in-office and at-home treatments and techniques that can be combined to suit each patient’s individual needs and symptoms, helping them recover and feel better without the long-term use of pain medications or invasive medical procedures.

Dr. Bendis is skilled in tailoring rehabilitation programs for patients of all ages, including athletes and anyone who’s experienced an injury due to an accident. Plus, she has extensive experience in helping patients with chronic issues like arthritis or fibromyalgia, as well as patients who have had surgery.

What happens during a rehabilitation treatment program?

Every rehabilitation program begins with a physical exam and a hands-on evaluation of the spine and musculoskeletal system to assess the extent of symptoms and injuries.

In some cases, x-rays may be ordered to provide additional in-depth information, and records of prior surgery or other treatments will also be reviewed.

Dr. Bendis will discuss the patient’s symptoms and concerns, as well as their goals for their treatment. Then she’ll work with the patient to develop a custom plan of care focused on achieving those goals.

Treatment options include spinal adjustments, therapeutic exercises, and stretching to help improve flexibility and range of motion while decreasing inflammation, stiffness, and pain.

Throughout the rehabilitation program, Dr. Bendis will perform evaluations to ensure the treatments remain on track and focus on the patient’s symptoms and objectives.

In addition to performing in-office treatments and evaluations, Dr. Bendis will provide patients with exercise routines they can perform at home to speed healing and restore range of motion and flexibility more quickly.

How long does rehabilitation take?

Dr. Bendis creates every rehabilitation program based on the individual patient’s unique needs and treatment objectives. That means the length of time for any rehabilitation program can vary, depending on the patient’s injuries, symptoms, overall health and lifestyle, and goals. An estimate of the length of rehabilitation therapy may be determined after the initial evaluation, with refinements made following subsequent evaluations throughout the course of therapy.

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