Functional Rehabilitation

Chiropractic & Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation located in Austin, TX

Functional Rehabilitation

Functional rehabilitation helps accelerate your recovery after an illness, accident, or injury. At Pinnacle Sports Performance and Rehabilitation, which has two locations in Austin, Texas, Ryan Anderson, DC, Logan Reiff, DC, and the team use functional rehabilitation to assist athletes and non-athletes alike. A combination of pain management, lifestyle changes, and exercise can reduce inflammation, improve mobility, and help you return to your favorite activities. Call the nearest Pinnacle Sports Performance and Rehabilitation office to schedule a functional rehabilitation consultation, or book your appointment online today. 

Functional Rehabilitation Q & A

I’m recovering from an injury. Will functional rehabilitation help?

Yes. Functional rehabilitation uses patient education, pain management, and hands-on therapies, like chiropractic care or massage, to promote healing after an illness or injury. 

Though many people associate functional rehabilitation with athletes and weekend warriors, it benefits anyone who leads an active or physically demanding lifestyle. 

What types of medical conditions benefit from functional rehabilitation?

The Pinnacle Sports Performance and Rehabilitation team uses functional rehabilitation to treat various medical conditions, including:

  • Sciatica
  • Low back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Joint pain
  • Sports injuries
  • Auto-accident injuries
  • Work injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Tendinitis
  • Bursitis
  • Repetitive strain injuries (e.g., carpal tunnel syndrome and plantar fasciitis)

Some people enroll in functional therapy after a significant medical event, like a heart attack or stroke.

I’ve heard functional rehabilitation has phases? What are they?

At Pinnacle Sports Performance and Rehabilitation, functional rehabilitation occurs in three phases, including:

Initial post-injury phase

The first phase of functional rehabilitation focuses on pain management. It uses a combination of in-office treatments and at-home therapies to reduce inflammation and prevent your injury from getting worse. 

Once your symptoms improve enough to perform basic movements, you move on to the second phase of treatment.

Recovery phase

During the recovery phase of treatment, the Pinnacle Sports Performance and Rehabilitation team helps you regain your full range of motion, strength, and agility. They do this with various stretches, strengthening exercises, and flexibility training. 

At Pinnacle Sports Performance and Recovery, the team promotes healing with Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS). This therapeutic approach uses specific exercises and therapeutic treatments to stimulate the movement control centers in your brain. Stimulating these centers speeds up your recovery and restores your body to balance.

Functional phase

Once you’re able to return to your normal activities without pain, you move to the functional phase of therapy. 

During this phase, the team helps you master more complex movements with endurance and strength training. They also monitor your progress, make necessary adjustments to prevent recurring injuries, and help you return to work or athletic competition.

How long does functional rehabilitation take?

The time that functional rehabilitation takes depends on the severity of your injury and goals. To ensure lasting outcomes, the Pinnacle Sports Performance and Rehabilitation team usually recommends at least eight weeks of regular therapy sessions. At the end of this period, they reevaluate your injury and provide further instruction.

Call the nearest Pinnacle Sports Performance and Rehabilitation office to schedule a functional rehabilitation appointment, or book your visit online today.


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