If you’re obese or overweight, you may benefit from working with a local chiropractor. An adult is considered obese if they have a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or more. Obesity can lead to many health conditions, including type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke, sleep apnea and depression. A local chiropractor is a medical provider who treats conditions of the nervous system and musculoskeletal system. Some health conditions a local chiropractor may treat include rheumatoid arthritis, sports injuries, fibromyalgia, gout, and osteoporosis.
A local chiropractor can use a variety of techniques to treat patients, including prescribing at-home exercise (from Pilates to leg lunges); manual manipulation; spinal adjustment; hot and cold therapies; nutritional counseling and musculoskeletal ultrasound. Working with a local chiropractor can help you improve mobility, flexibility, balance, strength and posture. If you’re managing a chronic health condition such as diabetes, arthritis or irritable bowel syndrome (IBD), working with a local chiropractor can also be beneficial. Your local chiropractor can also work with your health care team (from your local urologist to your endocrinologist).
Types of Chiropractor for the Hip
• Initially, a gait evaluation to assess how you are walking
• Range of motion and strengthening exercises
• Manual therapy (hands-on manipulation)
• Ultrasound: This deep heating treatment is administered by your physical therapist using a wand that’s connected to an ultrasound machine pressed against your skin.
• Dry needling and/or acupuncture: Some patients find relief from a practitioner inserting short, thin needles into pressure points.
• TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation): Your chiropractor may use this technique to decrease pain around injury.
• Taping: Your chiropractor may tape the injured site to provide support and stability while you heal.
• Heat therapy: The physiotherapist may incorporate heat into your treatment to reduce pain, increase circulation and relax the muscles.
• Massage and other soft tissue techniques