Physical Therapy

Back to Wellness Medical Center

Helmut Eichner, DC

Chiropractor located in Bend, OR

Whether you have recurring headaches, impaired movement, or joint pain, physical therapy at Back to Wellness Medical Center in Bend, Oregon, can help. Led by Helmut Eichner, DC, the team uses physical therapy to reduce pain and improve mobility when you’re recuperating from a problem with your musculoskeletal system. Call the office to learn more or use the online scheduling option.

Physical Therapy Q & A

What is physical therapy?

Back to Wellness Medical Center includes physical therapy as part of the clinic’s comprehensive menu of wellness programs to improve your health without surgery. 

Physical therapy is a natural way to treat muscular conditions and injuries through physical intervention, such as:

  • Mechanical force
  • Heat therapy
  • Cold therapy
  • Electrical stimulation
  • Exercise and stretching
  • Water therapy
  • Ultrasound

The goal of physical therapy is to optimize your physical ability and independence by decreasing pain and improving function so that you can get back to your normal activities. 

Who is a candidate for physical therapy?

If you receive a diagnosis for any of the following conditions, you’re an ideal candidate for physical therapy.

  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Physical injuries
  • Orthopedic problems
  • Bulging or herniated disc
  • Personal injuries
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Shoulder and rotator cuff pain
  • Muscle spasms
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Arthritis
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Tendonitis

The Back to Wellness Medical Center team is trained to thoroughly examine, diagnose, and treat problems that affect your musculoskeletal system. Their number one goal is to help you move free of pain or restriction and enjoy your life again. 

What does a physical therapy exam include?

Your first appointment with your physical therapist includes a thorough examination of your overall functionality, range of motion, pain tolerance, neurological condition, flexibility, balance, physical strength, and ease of movement. 

With this information in hand, the team makes a prognosis and writes a custom rehabilitation plan to treat your unique needs and goals.

What are the benefits of physical therapy?

The long list of the benefits of physical therapy are too numerous to name, but some of the main ways it helps you include:

  • Non-surgical and noninvasive 
  • Restores your physical strength
  • Improves balance
  • Increases core strength
  • Enhances flexibility
  • Minimizes or eliminates the need for medicine

In many cases, physical therapy coupled with chiropractic care at Back to Wellness Medical Center helps you avoid surgical intervention.

Back to Wellness Medical Center has an elite team of physical therapy rehabilitation specialists right on-site to help you regain your physical independence. 

To learn more about how physical therapy can improve your overall health and prolong your independence, call the office or use the online scheduling option.