Understanding the Benefits of Physical Therapy in Chiropractic Care

By Dr. Drew Voelsch

When it comes to spinal health, we understand that optimal results often require a multifaceted approach that addresses the various factors contributing to pain, discomfort, and dysfunction. At Forza Chiropractic, we are committed to providing comprehensive, intent-driven care based on our patients’ unique needs, focusing on back pain, neck pain, headaches and migraines, chiropractic biophysics, and physical therapy. One key component in our holistic approach to spinal health is the integration of physical therapy techniques into our treatment plans.

Physical therapy is a valuable part of chiropractic care, as it focuses on improving function, reducing pain, and preventing future injuries. From strengthening weak muscles and improving flexibility to rehabilitation after surgery, physical therapy complements chiropractic adjustments by targeting the root causes of pain and dysfunction. As a result, patients can enjoy enhanced mobility, a more balanced musculoskeletal system, and better overall well-being.

The Role of Physical Therapy in Chiropractic Care

Physical therapy plays an essential role in chiropractic care by complementing spinal adjustments and directly targeting the underlying causes of pain and dysfunction. This synergy between chiropractic adjustments and physical therapy techniques results in a potent combination that addresses the structural, muscular, and biomechanical aspects of spinal health. Some key functions of physical therapy in chiropractic care include:

  • Strengthening Weak Muscles: Weak muscles can contribute to poor posture and spinal misalignments, leading to pain and discomfort. Physical therapy focuses on targeted exercises to strengthen these muscles, promoting optimal spinal alignment and alleviating pain.
  • Improving Flexibility: Limited flexibility can negatively affect spinal health and contribute to pain and dysfunction. Physical therapy aims to enhance flexibility through stretches and exercises designed to loosen tight muscles and increase the range of motion.
  • Rehabilitation: Physical therapy is an integral part of the rehabilitation process after injuries, surgeries, or other significant spinal health incidents. It helps patients regain strength, function, and mobility, assisting in their journey to full recovery.
  • Injury Prevention: By promoting a balanced musculoskeletal system, physical therapy minimizes the risk of future injuries, ensuring long-term spinal health and well-being.

Common Physical Therapy Techniques Used in Chiropractic Care

Physical therapy in chiropractic care utilizes a variety of techniques to address patients’ unique needs. Some commonly employed methods include:

  • Therapeutic Exercises: Therapeutic exercises are designed to target specific muscles and areas of the body. These exercises can help improve strength, flexibility, and range of motion while addressing muscle imbalances and enhancing overall function.
  • Soft Tissue Mobilization: Soft-tissue mobilization techniques focus on releasing tension and adhesions within muscles, fascia, and other soft tissues, promoting optimal function and reducing pain.
  • Joint Mobilization: Joint mobilization techniques aim to increase joint mobility and improve overall function by addressing restrictions within the joint capsule and surrounding tissues.
  • Balance and Coordination Training: Balance and coordination training focuses on improving stability, proprioception, and overall body awareness, preventing falls and minimizing the risk of injuries.

Benefits of Integrating Physical Therapy into Chiropractic Care

Incorporating physical therapy into your chiropractic care regimen provides numerous benefits to your overall spinal health, including:

  • A Comprehensive Approach to Wellness: Integrating physical therapy with chiropractic care ensures that all aspects of spinal health, such as structural alignment, muscular strength, and biomechanics, are addressed, resulting in a more comprehensive approach to wellness.
  • Enhanced Recovery: Combining physical therapy techniques with chiropractic adjustments can promote faster healing, reduced inflammation, and improved recovery after injuries, surgeries, or other significant spinal health incidents.
  • Minimized Risk of Future Injuries: By strengthening weak muscles, improving flexibility, and promoting proper biomechanics, physical therapy minimizes the risk of future injuries, reducing the likelihood of chronic pain issues and ensuring long-term spinal health.
  • Customized , Personalized Care: Physical therapy allows for the creation of customized treatment plans tailored to address each patient’s unique needs and spinal health goals, ensuring optimal outcomes and improved overall well-being.

Our Approach at Forza Chiropractic

At Forza Chiropractic, our team of skilled practitioners is dedicated to providing you with the highest quality care by integrating a range of therapeutic techniques, including chiropractic adjustments, chiropractic biophysics, and physical therapy. To achieve the best results, our treatment plans are personalized and intent-driven, specifically designed to suit your individual needs and spinal health goals.

During your initial consultation, we’ll perform a thorough evaluation to identify any underlying issues and assess your overall spinal health. Based on this assessment, we’ll develop a customized treatment plan that incorporates chiropractic adjustments, physical therapy techniques, and other therapies as needed. Our ultimate goal is to help you achieve lasting improvements in spinal health, enabling you to enjoy the benefits of increased mobility, reduced pain, and an enhanced quality of life.


Incorporating physical therapy into chiropractic care is a powerful approach to address the various factors that contribute to spinal health problems. When combined with chiropractic adjustments, these therapies work together to address structural imbalances, promote muscle strength, and improve overall flexibility and function. This comprehensive, personalized approach results in enhanced recovery, better injury prevention, and improved overall well-being.

Looking to achieve optimal spinal health and improve your overall well-being? Look no further than Forza Chiropractic! Our dedicated team offers a unique integration of chiropractic care and physical therapy techniques to help you take your spinal health journey to the next level. With our comprehensive approach to care and personalized treatment plans, we’re confident that we can help you achieve a happier, healthier you. Contact us today to schedule your initial consultation and discover the life-changing potential of combining chiropractic care and physical therapy.