ABChiropractic Family & Wellness, Physical Therapy, St. Charles
We offer myofascial decompression (cupping therapy), instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM), joint mobilizations/manipulations/high velocity low amplitude techniques for both spine and extremity, muscle energy techniques, functional movement patterns, and posture correction/stabilization.
We use physical therapy in conjunction with our chiropractic care to help with any musculoskeletal condition.
Expert chiropractic and physical therapy services in St. Charles County, MO.
Are you suffering from chronic or injury-related pain? ABChiropractic Family & Wellness, the number one chiropractic office in St. Charles, MO, can help. Our expert team knows that a combination of chiropractic and physical therapy is the best way to reduce discomfort and enhance your overall well-being.
Meet Our Team
Our team at ABChiropractic combines years of experience with earnest compassion and quality care. Drs. Mario Awwad, Glenn R. Ezell, and Ryan Faulkner each completed their doctoral studies at the prestigious Logan University of Chiropractic. In addition to unbeatable chiropractic care, ABChiropractic Family & Wellness also offers top-notch physical therapy.
Our physical therapist, Dr, Adriana Saladrigas DPT, specializes in the seamless fusion of physical therapy with chiropractic care. At ABChiropractic Family & Wellness, patients can access the best chiropractic and physical therapy care available, all under one roof.
Physical Therapy Explained
Simply put, physical therapy incorporates many different techniques and modalities to help address muscle issues. It is often prescribed as a treatment for sports injuries, physical trauma, and chronic pain. Despite popular belief, physical therapy is not just a set of crunches or ten minutes on a stationary bike. In addition to fitness exercises, the process can also include hands on muscle work, trigger point manipulation, deep tissue massage, and modalities like joint manipulation.
At ABChiropractic Family & Wellness, our physical therapist Dr. Adriana specializes in the unique fusion of chiropractic care with physical therapy. With an expert lineup of chiropractic doctors, Dr. Adriana can design the perfect PT routine to pair with your chiropractic treatments. With both physical therapy and chiropractic care available at our facility, you can avoid the hassle of finding different doctors and making multiple trips to various offices.
The Research on Pairing Physical Therapy With Chiropractic Care
- How does chiropractic work?
- Chiropractic care focuses on correcting vertebral subluxations, or spinal misalignments, that can cause pain, inflammation, and loss of functionality. Using a series of gentle adjustments, our doctors will relieve the pressure on your spine that contributes to physical discomfort.
- How does physical therapy help?
- While physical therapy and chiropractic care used to be mutually exclusive, modern research shows that the two treatments complement each other very well. Chiropractors have begun to suggest following up with a PT doctor and vice versa. Why? Physical therapy strengthens your muscles, which will allow them to hold spinal adjustments longer. Studies show that neither chiropractic nor physical therapy is better than the other for decreasing pain - the real magic begins when patients combine the two.
Dr. Adriana, ABChiropractic’s Dedicated Physical Therapist
Dr. Adriana Saladrigas, DPT is ABChiropractic Family & Wellness' resident physical therapist. After completing both her undergraduate studies and her doctoral program at the University of Missouri, Dr. Adriana went on to earn her diplomate in orthopedics. She has been practicing her elevated brand of physical therapy since 2015.
While many physical therapists only prescribe a set of exercises, Dr. Adriana believes in a more hands-on approach. She employs deep muscle work, trigger point manipulation, and other manual therapies to help her patients strengthen their muscles, relearn their gait, and promote proper posture. She may also use physical therapy modalities like hot and cold packs, cupping therapy, high velocity low amplitude techniques, and instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization.
Dr. Adriana frequently collaborates with our expert team of chiropractors at ABChiropractic Family & Wellness to determine the best integration of physical therapy and chiropractic into your health regimen.
The Physical Therapy Process at ABChiropractic
Your first appointment at ABChiropractic Family & Wellness will consist of a consultation with one of our doctors. They will conduct a full survey of your symptoms and triggers. A thorough physical examination will take place, which includes palpation and a posture evaluation. X-rays are also taken to better see the problems and determine if they can help you. After interpreting the results of your exam and x-rays, your doctor will recommend a personalized treatment plan and potentially set you up for a physical therapy evaluation. In some cases, you may be able to attend your very first physical therapy session on the same day as your evaluation.
Our physical therapist, Dr. Adriana, can also offer insight into determining the best treatment plan for you. With our joint staff of chiropractors and physical therapists, you will receive a customized regimen that is specifically tailored to you.
"I started physical therapy a few weeks ago with Adriana, and she is the best! She takes the time to understand your goals and the pain or discomfort you are in. She makes sure you understand why she's having you do the movements or exercises and why it will help you heal. I look forward to more sessions with her!"
Schedule an Appointment at ABChiropractic Family & Wellness
If your chronic or injury-related pain is limiting your functionality and keeping you from living your best life in St. Charles County, our expert staff at ABChiropractic Family & Wellness can help - and we have the glowing reviews to prove it. With our unique blend of chiropractic care and physical therapy, you can finally say goodbye to pain.