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Chronic Care Specialist

Pipeline Physical Therapy

Orthopedic Physical Therapists & Pelvic Floor Therapists located in Downtown Oceanside, Oceanside, CA

Millions of Americans suffer from a chronic disease or condition. Some of the most common chronic conditions, such as arthritis and degenerative disc disease, are also some of the leading causes of disability. The licensed doctors of physical therapy at Pipeline Physical Therapy offer chronic care to improve health and well-being for those suffering from a chronic health issue. To learn more about chronic care at Pipeline Physical Therapy, call the office in Oceanside, California, or book an appointment online today.

Chronic Care Q&A

What is chronic care physical therapy?

Chronic care is one of the many services offered at Pipeline Physical Therapy. Dedicated to optimizing physical health, function, mobility, and performance, the team of physical therapists provides individualized treatment plans to help those struggling to manage their chronic condition.

The purpose of chronic care is to help you regain control over your health and life and prevent complications related to your chronic disease or condition. With their chronic care services, the team helps you regain or maintain your independence. 

Who benefits from chronic care?

A chronic disease is any health condition that lasts longer than a year. You may benefit from chronic care at Pipeline Physical Therapy if your chronic disease is affecting your physical health and ability to carry out your day-to-day activities.

Some of the chronic diseases or conditions that benefit from physical therapy include:

  • Arthritis
  • Heart disease
  • Joint pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Anxiety or depression
  • Neck or back pain
  • Sciatica
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Neuropathy
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) 
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Diabetes
  • Cancer

Many of these chronic conditions develop due to lifestyle factors such as lack of physical activity. Additionally, these chronic issues make it harder to engage in physical activity.

The doctors of physical therapy at Pipeline Physical Therapy understand the value of exercise to manage a chronic condition. They develop individualized plans that improve your health and quality of life. 

What can I expect during a chronic care consultation?

When you visit Pipeline Physical Therapy for a chronic care consultation, you can expect comprehensive and attentive care. 

During your initial visit, your dedicated physical therapist asks detailed questions about your medical history, surgical history, and the types of medications you take. They also ask about your daily activities and how your chronic condition affects your ability to maintain independence.

Your physical therapist then assesses your general health by evaluating your muscle strength, joint flexibility, coordination, and balance. 

What treatments can I expect from chronic care?

Your dedicated physical therapist creates an individualized chronic care treatment plan specific to your needs and goals. Treatment may include:

  • Soft tissue mobilization and massage therapy
  • Therapeutic exercises
  • Neuromuscular rehabilitation, including motor control training
  • Joint mobilization
  • Hot and cold therapy
  • Hands-on manual therapy
  • Mechanical traction
  • Balance and coordination training
  • Corrective postural training
  • Home exercise program
  • Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) therapy 
  • Interferential current (IFC) therapy
  • Neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) therapy
  • Injury prevention

Your physical therapist schedules regular one-on-one sessions to teach you various exercises to improve health and independence. 

Pipeline Physical Therapy offers chronic care for people of all ages. Given their proximity to the Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, the dedicated team has helped a lot of military dependents improve their health and wellness.

To schedule your chronic care consultation, call Pipeline Physical Therapy, or book online today.