goal is to provide patients with a comfortable, professional atmosphere
in which to receive the therapy or rehabilitative services prescribed by
their doctor at Sunrise Chiropractic or by their medical doctor. We
recognize that the services we provide are an integral part of the
doctor's overall prescription for care to help the patient lead a better
quality of life.
Sunrise Group offers rehabilitative services for a variety of injuries
and specializes in rehabilitation of musculoskeletal and disc injuries
to the spine. We help patients regain optimal spinal health and assist
them in a better functional quality of life and performance of
activities of daily living. The following modalities are utilized in
- Interferential electrical stimulation
- Cold Laser therapy
- Moist heat and cryotherapy
- Massage therapy / Neuromuscular Reeducation.
- Intersegmental traction
- Active care protocols/stretching
- Spinal rehabilitation utilizing stacked weight equipment
General Phases of Care
Phase I: Acute Phase
this initial phase, the treatment team focuses on diagnosis, treatment
plan development (if not provided by their medical doctor), and
instituting a treatment protocol to reduce pain and inflammation.
Physical therapy modalities are utilized to reduce inflammation,
address trigger point and scar tissue formation, decrease pain, assist
in the correction of range of motion or biomechanical abnormalities.
Phase II: Recovery Phase
Once the initial pain and inflammation are reduced, emphasis is
placed on helping the patient restore function. This includes returning
the patient to normal daily activities, while starting an exercise
program that is designed to help the patient regain flexibility and
strength. Proper evaluation of the supportive muscles of the spine is
critical to the long-term recovery of the patient. This applies to
preoperative cases, in an attempt to avoid or delay surgical
intervention. In post operative cases such an evaluation is imperative
to properly rehabilitate the supportive structures and provide the
patient a more rapid recovery, restore proper range of motion, and give
the patient a more favorable overall outcome.
proper evaluation includes isolating and testing the supportive muscles
unilaterally. Failure to properly isolate the muscle groups can lead to
asymmetrical development or rehabilitation and thus produce abnormal
stresses on the spinal joints and intervertebral discs. Additionally a
thorough evaluation includes evaluating the flexion/extension ratios to
insure proper support of the spinal structures.
Phase III: Maintenance Phase
goal of this phase is two fold: educating the patient on ways to
prevent further injury and strain to the back and neck, and helping the
patient to prevent further injury by improving strength and endurance.