Advanced rehabilitation is a treatment methodology that combines spinal adjustments with soft-tissue therapy to provide a long term solution to pain relief.
While advanced rehabilitation is not a new field, it has evolved over the last century as technologies have advanced progress has been made to reduce and eradicate pain with new methodologies and procedures. Forms of therapy were used centuries ago. Hippocrates advocated massage and Hector used hydrotherapy system and in 1895 cured a man’s deafness by giving the first spinal adjustment. While Chiropractic was controversial for decades, in the last 40 years it has gained a reputation for solving physical ailments when no other treatment could.
Pain treatment up through the 1940s primarily consisted of exercise, massage, and traction, with some medications for pain management. Manipulative procedures to the spine and extremity joints combined with (water therapy) in 460 B.C. The earliest documented origins of actual rehabilitation as a professional group date back to 1894 when nurses in England formed the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy. In the United States, Physical Therapy began in 1914 in Portland, Oregon, with Reed College and Walter Reed Hospital graduating the first physical therapists, then called “reconstruction aides.” These were nurses with a background in physical education needed to help manage the devastating effects of the First World War.
Chiropractic has its origins in the late 19th century. Daniel David Palmer, a magnetic healer; recognized the relationship of spinal displacement and the reduced function of the nervous therapy began to be practiced, especially in the British Commonwealth countries, in the early 1950s, Up until this point, there was no known practice of combination of exercise and manipulative therapy in existence.
While this was an accepted practice in Europe, the United States has just begun to combine rehabilitation and chiropractic. Health First Chiropractic is one of the only facilities throughout the Triad which does so.
In the 1980s, the explosion of technology and computers led to more technical advances in rehabilitation. Some of these advances have continued to grow, with computerized modalities such as ultrasound, electric stimulators, and iontophoresis with the latest advances in therapeutic cold laser, which finally gained FDA approval in the United States in 2002.
Health First Chiropractic is the industry leader, as the premier source for pain relief using chiropractic, rehabilitation, and these cutting edge technologies.