Physical therapy is easy to understand but difficult to explain. It is a special area of health care that deals with working with the musculoskeletal system of the body to evaluate, diagnose and treat problems of movement. Professional physical therapists can help restore and improve functionality through the use of therapeutic means including exercise, chiropractic adjustment, electrical stimulation, heat, cold and massage.
Physical therapy is often necessary following injury or illness. It also can be beneficial along with other types of treatment to offset the effects of aging or environmental factors. At Integrated Health of Southern Illinois, our Physical Therapist and Physical Therapy Assistants are fully accredited and licensed, and they work in direct consultation with our providers, as well as with other therapy services to provide the very best in care.