If you’ve had recent surgery or suffer from an injury or chronic pain, the experts at Superior Physical Medicine in Yorba Linda, California, are here for you. Kevin Shaevitz, DC, and his physical medicine team offer physical therapy, chiropractic care, and medical intervention to accelerate healing. If you live in Orange County or the Anaheim Hills area, schedule an appointment with Superior Physical Medicine by calling the office or requesting an appointment online.

Physical Therapy Q & A

What is physical therapy?

Physical therapy at Superior Physical Medicine uses cutting-edge rehabilitation and pain relief strategies to help your body heal naturally. It can reduce or eliminate the need for harsh pain medications or invasive surgical procedures.

Physical therapy can get you back on your feet quickly to reclaim your life. Chiropractors and physical therapists work together at Superior Physical Medicine to offer you the best possible outcome.

When is physical therapy needed?

Physical medicine specialists at Superior Physical Medicine might recommend physical therapy to enhance healing if you suffer from:

  • Post-surgery pain
  • Back or neck pain
  • Shoulder, hip, or knee pain
  • Headaches
  • Arthritis pain
  • Automobile or sports-related injuries
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Neuropathy
  • Myofascial pain syndrome
  • Scoliosis or other spine disorders

Physical therapy helps treat numerous musculoskeletal disorders responsible for pain, limited mobility, stiffness, weakness, or decreased range of motion. It strengthens muscles and joints to accelerate healing and prevent re-injury.

Is physical therapy right for me?

To find out if you’re a candidate for physical therapy, the Superior Physical Medicine team discusses your symptoms and medical history. They complete a physical exam to evaluate painful or injured areas — and use blood tests, X-rays, CT scans, MRIs, or other imaging procedures to diagnose your condition and create a treatment plan.

What should I expect during physical therapy?

During physical therapy sessions at Superior Physical Medicine, your provider helps you complete injury-specific strength and stretching exercises tailored to your needs. They let you know which movements to complete at home between sessions to speed up your recovery.

Dr. Shaevitz and your physical therapist work together to help you achieve the best possible outcome. They might also recommend:

  • Chiropractic adjustments
  • Graston Technique®
  • Massage therapy
  • Regenerative medicine
  • Joint injections
  • Anti-inflammatory medicines
  • Acupuncture
  • Dietary changes
  • CBD
  • Homeopathic supplements
  • Medical weight loss

The goal is to avoid harsh medications and invasive surgery whenever possible. However, if you do need surgery to repair a severe musculoskeletal injury, physical therapy can speed up your recovery.

Don’t live with an injury or chronic pain when numerous holistic treatments are available at Superior Physical Medicine. Schedule an appointment by phone or online to find out if you’re a good candidate for physical therapy.