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Why the Chiropractor/Massage Therapist is Only Part of the Answer

Everyone loves going to get a professional massage. They're awesome. You feel rejuvenated, relaxed, and ready to tackle the rest of your day. People also love going to the chiropractor. They twist you into a life-sized pretzel and then snap, crackle, pop! You feel like a million bucks walking out of there. But I'm sure you've noticed that you don't feel this way for very long. Before you know it, you're going back multiple times a week to get your "routine adjustments" that they've convinced you you'll need for the rest of eternity. I'm not here to knock either profession, but I am going to tell you why you don't need to sign a life-long contract with either of them to feel great every day.

The reason why going to the chiropractor or massage therapist is only part of the answer to feeling great is because these are both passive treatments. You go to them and they do all the work. This makes you reliant on going to them to "get fixed". This is how they have you coming back to them 1-2 times per week every week. They don't show you how to maintain this feeling on your own. It's understandable, it would hurt their business model. Why would they give you the answers to keeping yourself healthy when they could have you come pay them every time you feel out of sorts. This is where Physical Therapy comes in. Here at Rise Above PT we offer you an active solution for your active problems. This is what creates the value that many of our patients rave about. We may start off a treatment with similar techniques to a chiropractor or massage therapist but we then show you specific exercises to help you maintain that feeling.

By coaching you through targeted exercises that will keep you feeling great, we put you in the drivers seat of your own recovery. This means that instead of going for another chiropractor or massage appointment, you can simply do your own "adjustments" from the comfort of your own home. The adjustments that we provide simply create a new 'window of pain-free activity'; the key to keeping this window open is by reinforcing it with the proper movements and utilizing your new pain-free motion.

Would you rather pay for an adjustment 1-2 times per week for the rest of your life or learn how to "adjust" yourself and maintain your pain-free lifestyle in 2-4 visits total? The choice is all yours. Call now to experience the difference at Rise Above Physical Therapy today!

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