Musculoskeletal Therapy in Philadelphia, PA
Do you suffer from pain that prevents you from performing simple day-to-day tasks? Most people simply take pain relievers to mask symptoms. At World Wellness Health Institute, board-certified physician, Dr. Daniel Lebowitz performs musculoskeletal therapy to rid residents in Bala Cynwyd, Philadelphia, and the surrounding areas of Pennsylvania, of pain by determining the underlying cause of their discomfort and treating it hands-on.
What is Musculoskeletal Therapy?
As more and more people become familiar with the negative effects that drugs and chemicals have on the body, the more they are turning to alternative, drug-free treatments for therapies to issues such as pain. Musculoskeletal therapy deals with identifying and treating the root causes of pain in the parts of the musculoskeletal system – bones, skeleton, muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints and connective tissues.
Much of addressing pain involves simply taking a pill to relieve the pain without ever determining the why the pain is there. As we continually take pain relievers, over the counter or prescription, we accrue a buildup of toxins in our systems, primarily the colon, kidneys and liver. Musculoskeletal therapy involves a hands-on therapy that treats muscles and soft tissues in an effort to reduce pain, stiffness, and any other issues within the musculoskeletal system.
Benefits of Musculoskeletal Therapy
Musculoskeletal therapy offers relief to pain and treats the reason for that pain in addition to benefitting patients who continue to receive it by:
- Developing a stronger core
- Developing better posture
- Promoting flexibility
- Offering a positive sense of well-being
- Restoring a positive attitude as pain subsides
How is Musculoskeletal Therapy Performed?
The foundation of musculoskeletal therapy is that there is a connection between the core muscles (lower abdomen and back, hips and buttocks) and the spine, nerves, and joints of the upper body. The core muscles provide stability and strength in the upper and lower parts of the body, making it likely to develop some type of disorder in the upper body if the lower body is unstable or weak. This is usually due to poor core strength.
World Wellness Health Institute may treat pain with musculoskeletal therapy by first determining the cause of the pain, then treating that cause, as well as relieving the symptomatic pain through various techniques. The treatment involves analyzing the patient’s posture and alignment, then applying musculoskeletal techniques, such as providing patients with stretching exercises to increase flexibility and strengthen muscles, massaging joints and soft tissues, and developing a nutritional plan including supplements to decrease swelling and pain.
Musculoskeletal Therapy Preparation
With musculoskeletal therapy, Dr. Lebowitz’s focus is on determining the root cause of the pain in the joints, bones, muscles or other part of the system. Once the cause is determined, he works with patients to customize a plan using integrative medicine as a foundation of the treatment in terms of diet and exercise. He also recommends meditation practices in addition to techniques such as lymphatic drainage, deep tissue massage and other hands-on treatments to relieve pain.
Musculoskeletal Therapy Recovery
The recovery is different for everyone as it depends on the intensity of the pain, as well as the length and the cause. If the pain is due to a chronic condition, the goal is to relieve the pain and reduce the frequency of heightened pain. For acute conditions, the pain and the injury may resolve themselves within weeks. Following the recovery, it is important to maintain a musculoskeletal therapy regimen to prevent re-injury or injury to another part of the system.
How Much Does Musculoskeletal Therapy Cost?
The cost for musculoskeletal therapy differs for each patient depending on the source of the pain, what treatments are used to alleviate pain and whether the condition is chronic or acute. World Wellness Health Institute works with patients on an annual membership basis. In addition to keeping the number of patients at a manageable level, Dr. Lebowitz sees patients several times a year to evaluate current health or any issues that may have surfaced. During your consultation with Dr. Lebowitz, he can discuss the cost with you, as well as the wellness program and payment options, including financing through CareCredit®.
Is Musculoskeletal Therapy Right for Me?
If you suffer from chronic or acute pain anywhere in the musculoskeletal system whether from an injury or a chronic condition like arthritis, musculoskeletal therapy may be a very effective treatment for pain.
Musculoskeletal Therapy Consultation
During your consultation, Dr. Lebowitz performs an evaluation of your condition, as well as your posture and musculoskeletal alignment so he can tailor a therapy plan to alleviate the pain and heal the condition, if possible. Dr. Lebowitz values your input in developing your treatment plan and goes into great detail in explaining the options available so that you can have a say in the treatment protocol.
If you are experiencing pain associated with a chronic health condition or acute injury, musculoskeletal therapy offered at World Wellness Health Institute may be the solution. Dr. Daniel Lebowitz offers several treatments for musculoskeletal therapy to residents in Bala Cynwyd, Philadelphia and the surrounding areas of Pennsylvania. Contact us today!
*Individual results may vary