Vitality Health Center -  - Integrative Medicine Specialist

Vitality Health Center

Integrative Medicine Specialists & Chiropractors located in Santa Monica, CA

Physical Therapy Specialist

Your physical therapist should be able to treat your body as a whole, so you can recover quickly. The caring practitioners at Vitality Health Center specialize in total body care. They use a combination of physical therapy, chiropractic care, massage therapy, and specialized exercises to get you back on top. The Santa Monica, California office offers flexible scheduling and can often see you within a day.

Physical Therapy Q and A

Why would I need physical therapy?

If you’re not performing at your best, or are struggling with normal everyday activities, physical therapy can help get you back on track. The goal of your treatment plan is to make you stronger, so that your muscle strength and endurance matches your own personal fitness level. You might need physical therapy to:

  • Help you recover after a surgery or injury
  • Treat and manage arthritis
  • Rebuild muscle strength after being sedentary for a long time
  • Improve symptoms of COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
  • Treat chronic back pain or sciatica

What happens during a physical therapy session?

Each team member personally works with you, providing massage, stretching, and motion exercises, depending on your needs. They’ll also probably have you work with a therapist who can teach you exercises that start building up your muscle mass. You should continue to do many of these exercises at home, so make sure you’re fully comfortable with them before leaving the office.

Often times, men and women are treated with soft tissue healing systems, including cold laser, ultrasound, or electric stimulation. These gentle treatments help tissues heal, so you can recover more quickly.

These sessions are tailored to meet your physical needs, as well as your busy schedule. While you may not realize it during your physical therapy session, your body is actually working. You’ll likely need ice or heat on the affected area for a few minutes before you head out.

How many physical therapy sessions will I need?

Every physical therapy treatment plan is tailored to the patient, so it depends on you. During your initial consultation, your practitioner goes over realistic expectations with you, allowing you to plan accordingly. They’ll probably start treating you the same day.

On average, men and women needing physical therapy schedule 2-3 sessions per week. You may continue these treatments for 3-4 months or longer, depending on how quickly you heal. Or if you need maintenance, for dealing with arthritis, as an example, you may need only to come in once a week, or several times a month.

Major Insurance Providers Accepted

At Vitality Health Center, we accept all PPO plans. Here is a list of some of the plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed.

Blue Cross
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Shield

Words from our patients

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    "Dr. Rothman really takes a unique and medically sound scientific approach to chiropractic work. Glad we found him... Highly recommend."

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    "Vitality Health Center has been my oasis of relief ever since I moved to SoCal 10 years ago. My health has never been better as a result of Dr. Rothman and his team."

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    "I received great information about the source of my pain as well as some tips to strengthen muscle in addition to an awesome massage."

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    "The individual care and concern for my well being is very strongly conveyed each and every time. I have lost over 25 lbs without dieting."

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    "I have seen improvements and even have had friends tell me they see my back straightening out. The staff is incredible and always fun."

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Vitality Health Center
2232 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 101
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Phone: 310-421-2723
Fax: 310-396-3645
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