Rehabilitation Specialist

Advocate Integrated Medicine

Physical Medicine & Regenerative Medicine located in Johnson City, TN

Rehabilitation at Advocate Integrated Medicine can help you recover from injury or surgery, and it also reduces chronic pain while improving your physical function. The team has extensive experience in providing effective rehabilitative therapies for patients of all ages in Johnson City, Tennessee. They offer personalized rehab plans to address your unique concerns and goals so you can heal and feel your best. To book an appointment, call or schedule online today.

Rehabilitation Q & A

What types of rehabilitation services are available?

At Advocate Integrated Medicine, the team provides a comprehensive array of rehabilitation therapies to help you recover after an injury or surgery, heal from chronic pain, and improve your physical performance overall. Types of services available include:

  • Exercises using body weight, resistance bands, and free weights
  • Specialized stretches
  • Electrical nerve stimulation
  • Hot and cold therapy
  • Therapeutic ultrasound
  • Athletic taping and bracing
  • Posture, gait, and balance training

The team also provides nutritional and lifestyle counseling so that you can incorporate your rehab program and other health-promoting activities into your daily life for maximum results.

What are the benefits of rehabilitation?

Depending on the types of rehab therapies you receive for your diagnosis or physical condition, you may experience some or all of the following benefits:

  • Decreased pain and inflammation
  • Increased range of motion
  • Improved coordination
  • Better circulation
  • Increased muscle strength
  • Better balance and posture
  • Improved flexibility
  • Increased spine and joint stability and function

The team works with you to meet all of your physical health goals, beginning with getting you out of pain and back to your normal daily activities. Additional visits may focus on improving your physical function overall so that you can safely return to exercise or your favorite sports.

When is rehabilitation recommended?

Anyone can benefit from a rehabilitation treatment plan. Advocate Integrated Medicine most often recommends rehabilitation for the following conditions:

  • Sciatica
  • Lower back pain
  • Arthritis
  • Neuropathy
  • Chronic joint pain
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Knee pain
  • Sprains and strains
  • Post-surgical recovery

Rehabilitation can also complement the regenerative medicine and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatments that are available at Advocate Integrated Medicine.

What should I expect during a rehabilitation visit?

During your rehab visit, you should arrive wearing athletic clothing and with a bottle of water and a towel. Your provider begins your visit with a warmup that may include heat therapy, electrical nerve stimulation, or light cardiovascular exercise, such as walking on a treadmill or cycling on a stationary bike.

When you’re warmed up, your provider takes you through a series of exercises aimed at addressing your diagnosis. These exercises typically focus on rebuilding strength and mobility in the injured area, which can prevent future re-injuries or chronic pain. Afterward, your provider helps you cool down with ice therapy, soft tissue therapy, or gentle stretching. Rehab visits usually last about one hour.

To schedule a rehabilitation session at Advocate Integrated Medicine, call or click to book online now.