Physiotherapy in Chicago
Defined as, "the treatment or management of physical disabilities, malfunction or pain by exercise, massage, hydrotherapy, etc., without the use of medicines, surgery or radiation,” physiotherapy has been creating success stories since 460 BC.
A whole-body approach to physical health which uses consistent practice rather than bursts of treatment when necessary, physiotherapy keeps its practitioners fit for life with low-risk, cost-effective techniques.
Throughout the years, physical therapy has evolved to treat not only multiple types of injuries, but also to prevent the debilitation which occurs through many disease processes.
At Al Flores PT we strive to keep our Chicago clients in tip-top shape so they can suffer as little pain as possible in day-to-day life. Your schedule is tough enough without throwing back pain into the mix!
Our Key Team Member—You!
With a health care team branching out to physicians, nurses, occupational therapists, speech language pathologists and the physiotherapists themselves— the patient is not to be forgotten.
Modern physical therapy formed towards the end of the 19th century, and has always been a field that grows with the needs of its patients.
"Basic" physiotherapy can be summed up as encompassing four systems: neuro-musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, neurological and respiratory. Throughout the years however, the way in which therapists tend to these bodily systems has grown with each advance patients and society have made.
From Hippocrates introducing the idea of manual manipulation (massage) for pain relief, to the outcry for therapy during World War I and in the 1920s during an outbreak of polio, physiotherapists strive to provide the best care possible for our most important team member—you!
How Do I Sign Up?
While it used to be necessary for a new client to receive a referral from a doctor first, that is not always the case. If you are looking for a therapist, some clients may prefer to have their family doctor suggest a clinic, but you are welcome to reach out yourself.
Here at Al Flores PT, we're always open to accepting new clients from anywhere in beautiful Chicago, with our without referral.
The Future of Physiotherapy
Physiotherapy is an ever-growing science that is here to stay. Whether you’re suffering from back pain, you’re feeling the pangs of arthritis, you’ve twisted your ankle in a soccer game, or your child was born with physical disabilities, physical rehabilitation is your best bet at living your life the way you want.
As technology evolves, so does physiotherapy. Mobile apps and sensor technology are used regularly in the field now. Want to keep track of your program easily, see what exercises you’re supposed to do and which you’ve already accomplished? There’s an app for that. Not sure how many steps you’re up to for the day? We can track that!
Preventative measures change, our life expectancies change, our diets change even our sports games change! Chicago, like the rest of the world, is in the midst of this change all the time.
Technology is changing the face of physiotherapy we’re happy to have you along for the ride.