Top Reasons Why Seeing a Physical Therapist & Chiropractor Work Well Together

Dr. Joshua Mitchell

When accidents happen and you have hurt your body in some way, you’ll always end up either going to the chiropractor to get adjusted or to a physical therapist to regain strength in those particular muscles. Now, both of these, on their own, are great things for your body, but, did you know that both treatments actually work well together? With that in mind, we are going to talk about the benefits of both and also show you top reasons why they work well together. So, read on, learn more and enjoy!

Benefits of Chiropractic Care in Valencia, CA

Throughout the body and central nervous system pressure and tension tends to build up, especially in areas like in the spinal column. When this happens, it can actually cause quite a lot of symptoms to form. That is where chiropractors come into play. They are highly trained to find those tension-filled areas of the body and remove any interferences found by using specific chiropractic adjustments. Now, the adjustments themselves not only help to lessen the pain as well as muscle tension, but also promote the increase in a range of motion. With each of these minor benefits, it helps to improve the patient’s short-term health and well-being overall.

Benefits of a Physical Therapist in Valencia, CA

On the flip side of things, physical therapy is used to find weaknesses in the joints of the body as well as in the spine. Once found, a physical therapist uses the information collected to strength the muscles and stabilize the joints in the body. Likewise, physical therapists use many different forms of treatment such as: electrical muscle stimulation, therapeutic exercises and many others. This is all to strengthen the specific muscles of the body that need to improve. Now, the exercises and treatments themselves are not designed to lessen the pain in your body, but is used to promote the improvement and growth of muscles within the body. With each of these benefits, this helps the patient’s long-term health and well-being overall.

The Benefits Using the Combination of the Two

Although not many chiropractors and physical therapists work together, you’ll notice how they both have amazing benefits which you can take advantage of, together, to get the best of both short-term and long-term health benefits.

For short-term, you can use chiropractic care in Valencia, CA to get benefits such as:

  • Increase in range of motion.
  • Decrease in pain.
  • Decrease in muscle tension.

And for long-term, you can use a physical therapist in Valencia, CA to get benefits such as:

  • Improvement in joints.
  • Increase in new muscle growth.
  • Increase in strength of existing muscles.


In conclusion, it’s important to remember that regardless of how much benefit is within each of these, you should always consult both your chiropractor and physical therapist to see if going to the other will negatively affect the work they are doing with you. That being said, if you would like to know more about the treatments that we offer here at Valencia Sports Medicine then visit our treatment options page for more info.

Contact Us

If you need any of the treatments we mentioned in this article, or any others, please feel free to contact us at (661) 490-9221 or request an appointment. You can even come to visit us at 27430 The Old Rd, Valencia, CA 91355. See you there!

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