Rehabilitation

Westheimer Medical Group

Integrated Medical Practice located in Houston, TX

If you’ve recently been in a car accident, had surgery, or suffered from a sports-related injury, proper rehabilitation helps your body recover faster so you can avoid addictive pain medication and invasive surgery. At Westheimer Medical Group in Houston, the holistic medical team assists you with rehabilitation strengthening and stretching exercises to restore your quality of life. Call to learn more or book an appointment online today.

Rehabilitation Q & A

What is rehabilitation?

Rehabilitation helps you recover from surgery, illness, or an injury. Rehab programs focus on:

  • Improving strength
  • Increasing range of motion
  • Improving the quality of life
  • Occupational or physical therapy techniques
  • Pain management
  • Faster recovery after surgery

The specific rehabilitation exercises and stretches you’ll complete and the length of your rehab program depends on the type and severity of your injury.

Why might I need rehabilitation?

Your doctor may recommend you complete a rehabilitation program at Westheimer Medical Group if you suffer from:

  • Whiplash
  • Slow healing after surgery
  • Strains or sprains
  • Chronic neck, back, or knee pain
  • Spinal injuries
  • Joint injuries
  • Nerve pain
  • Difficulty performing essential activities of daily living
  • Limited range of motion

Rehabilitation reduces recovery time so you can resume the activities you once enjoyed. The experts at Westheimer Medical Group use holistic methods during rehab to enhance your body’s natural ability to heal itself. To maximize results, your doctor may recommend rehab exercises combined with other therapies.

What should I expect during rehabilitation?

When you arrive at a rehabilitation appointment at Westheimer Medical Group, you might participate in:

Strengthening exercises

If you’ve been injured, your provider helps you complete strengthening exercises at or near the site of the injury to speed up recovery time, enhance healing, and avoid further muscle or joint damage.

Stretching exercises

Your doctor works with you to complete site-specific stretches after an injury to increase the range of motion, enhance healing, and ease the pain.

 

Heat and cold treatment

Your provider shows you how to apply heat and cold treatment in the office and at home to reduce inflammation and recovery time.

Other holistic remedies

In addition to traditional rehabilitation strengthening and stretching exercises, your provider may recommend other methods to enhance healing and restore the quality of life, such as:

  • Massage
  • Nutritional counseling

When a speedy recovery is your goal, call Westheimer Medical Group to schedule a rehabilitation appointment or book one using the online scheduling tool.