Colopy Chiropractic and Wellness Center -  - Chiropractor

Dr. Joe Colopy

Chiropractor located in Arlington, TX

Physical Therapy

Chiropractic care manipulates the musculoskeletal system to improve alignment and relieve pain, while physical therapy uses exercise to support recovery, strengthen muscles and relieve pain. One treatment restores motion, the other helps maintain it. Dr. Joe Colopy at Colopy Chiropractic and Wellness Center in Arlington, Texas has the expertise in both areas to create a multimodal treatment plan that delivers optimal rehabilitation. When physical therapy and chiropractic care are used together, you have the best chance of staying active and healthy.

Physical Therapy Q & A

What is physical therapy?

Physical therapy focuses on treating people with health conditions that interfere with their ability to move and to perform the normal activities of daily living. This type of therapy is often used to:

  • Recover from soft tissue injuries and disorders
  • Increase range of motion
  • Improve muscle strength
  • Improve posture and body mechanics
  • Restore balance
  • Reduce risk of future injury

What treatments are used during physical therapy?

Structured exercise is the primary treatment modality used during physical therapy. It’s also frequently an integral part of a chiropractic treatment plan, which is why the two compliment one another.

Additional treatments used for physical therapy include:

  • Electrical stimulation: Low-voltage electrical current provides pain relief
  • Mechanical traction: Relieves lower back and neck pain, increases mobility, alleviates pressure on spinal nerves
  • Manual therapeutics: Force applied manually to relieve pain and improve range of motion
  • Postural training: Identifies areas of imbalance and stress that contribute to pain and functional impairment, then restores proper alignment
  • Deep tissue massage: Reduces tension, pain, and other uncomfortable sensations.

Can you learn therapeutic exercises to do at home?

Yes, Dr. Colopy works with patients to devise an individualized home rehabilitation plan. He also teaches about body mechanics and how proper movement helps prevent pain while maintaining spinal and whole body balance.

Dr. Colopy will help you recognize when to push through the pain and when pain signals that it’s time to take a break so that you can exercise in confidence. He also offers guidance about activities you should avoid.

What can you expect from musculoskeletal rehabilitation at Colopy Chiropractic and Wellness Center?

Dr. Colopy has specialized training and experience in neuromusculoskeletal rehabilitation and physical therapy. Following a weightlifting injury that resulted in severe back pain, he was also a chiropractic patient, so he understands your struggles and concerns.

His goal is to ensure your functional rehabilitation with an optimal combination of individualized chiropractic care and physical therapy. This type of rehabilitation successfully relieves pain caused by diverse conditions, including:

  • Muscle spasms
  • Spine misalignment
  • Herniated disc
  • Scoliosis
  • Lower back and neck pain
  • Trauma: Sprains and fractures
  • Repetitive stress injuries.

Whether you need help with a home rehabilitation program, formal physical therapy, or chiropractic techniques, contact Dr. Colopy to schedule a consultation and learn whether physical therapy will relieve your pain and improve your wellness.

Major Insurance Providers Accepted

Most insurance plans are accepted at Colopy Chiropractic. We accept auto accidents and personal injury cases that have resulted in back pain, neck pain, headaches, or other related pain conditions. Because there are so many insurance plans out there, and because coverage for chiropractic care varies widely, our office will verify your plans chiropractic benefits following your initial visit. At this time, we are not accepting Medicare and Medicaid.

Blue Cross

Words from our patients

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    "Best care that I have ever received. I would not have made it through my pregnancy if it weren't for Dr. Colopy!"

    Jaalisa B.
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    "Dr. Joe is well spoken, knowledgeable, and practices with patient centered care. I wholeheartedly recommend Colopy Chiropractic!"

    Christian D.
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    "Dr. Joe is amazing. He is very skilled at what he does, caring and understanding of the body changes during pregnancy. I highly recommend him."

    Zahira J.
  • facebook

    "Family friendly atmosphere, knowledgeable, helpful staff dedicated to wellness and helping the body heal the healthy and natural way!"

    Verified Patient
  • Healthgrades

    "My neck pain and migraines are virtually gone thanks to my treatment plan."

    Verified Patient
  • facebook

    "The BEST chiropractor I have ever been to. Also, great atmosphere and a family feel in the office! So glad I found them!"

    Kristil G.
  • Google+

    "With just a few adjustments, my pain and stiffness is virtually gone! I strongly recommend Colopy Chiropractic to anyone who is suffering from back or neck pain."

    Ami H.
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    "Dr. Joe is working wonders on me. HIGHLY recommend him! Don't settle for less than awesome chiropractic care!!"

    Irene W.
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    "I had back pain when I would wake up in the morning for years. Since going to Dr. Joe, it has dramatically reduced and I am resting far better at night."

    Manny F.
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    "Dr. Joe is very knowledgeable and does an excellent job explaining everything. Looking forward to my continued treatment!"

    Holly M.
Colopy Chiropractic and Wellness Center
5717 SW Green Oaks Blvd.
Arlington, TX 76017
Phone: 682-777-0570
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Joe Colopy
5717 SW Green Oaks Blvd.
Arlington, TX 76017