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Physical Therapy

Irvine Spine & Wellness Center Physical Therapy Room

Physical therapy is designed to strengthen muscles, improve balance and increase mobility.

Most people can benefit from physical therapy whether their condition stems from a simple ankle sprain, surgery or complex neurological disorders. Physical therapy is a conservative treatment method addressing the management, healing and prevention of injuries and disabilities. It uses non-invasive tools and programs to help improve total body function with a focus on pain relief, movement restoration and function, facilitation and adaptation associated with injury. Physical therapists are able to design attainable short and long term rehab goals with a realistic estimated time frame to achieve them. The lasting influence of physical therapy, functional restoration, is achieved by educating individuals to better understand their biomechanics (movement and structure), appreciate the importance of exercise, fitness and ergonomics to become better owners of the ‘machine’ that is their body.

Irvine Spine & Wellness Center is fully equipped to provide the best service to a wide range of patients, from those in need of rehabilitation immediately after surgery to individuals interested in attaining the best postural health and everyone in between.

What to Expect

While you may visit Irvine Spine & Wellness Center through a direct referral by your medical doctor, it is not required to have an outside referral to seek physical therapy services at our clinic. After examination by your doctor or one of our doctors at Irvine Spine & Wellness Center, you will be scheduled for an evaluation by our Physical Therapist. This visit may take approximately 60-90 minutes where the area of complaint is fully assessed. Your clinical findings will be discussed with the clinical staff to serve you to the fullest potential. A report of findings and the proposed treatment will be sent to your referring doctor when indicated. Future re-evaluations will be performed to measure your progress and customize your care according to your specific needs.

Your treatment will begin with a combination of one or more of the following and depending on your case, more advanced protocols such as neuromuscular rehabilitation, therapeutic exercises, cardiovascular work up and gait training may be added. General physical therapy services performed at Irvine Spine & Wellness Center include, but not limited to ultrasound, electrical muscle stimulation, interferential, heat/ice, myofascial therapy, mechanical traction, manual therapy, deep tissue massage, kinetic activities, personalized stretching program, wobble board, rocker board, disc, exercise ball, bean, weight and band exercises, cardiovascular and gait training.

We invite you to visit our state-of-the-art clinic in Irvine to get a tour of our facility and meet our staff. We are confident that you will be impressed by what our clinic has to offer. At Irvine Spine & Wellness Center, we are proud to be the “center of health for you and your family”.

The Physical Therapy Department at Irvine Spine & Wellness Center Treat the Following:

  • Hip, Knee, ankle & foot
  • Shoulder, elbow, Wrist & hand
  • Neck & back pain
  • Sports injuries
  • sprains & muscle strains
  • Pre & post surgical conditioning & strengthening
  • Fractures & other orthopedic conditions
  • Repetitive stress injuries
  • Chronic Fatigue & weakness
  • Problems with balance & mobility
  • Arthritis involving one or multiple joints
  • Neuro-rehabilitation program (post stroke, Parkinson)
  • Cancer recovery
  • Respiratory problems / poor cardiovascular endurance
  • And More!

Goals of Physical Therapy

The five main goals of the physical therapy staff at Irvine Spine & Wellness Center are:

  1. Patient Education:
    • Stretching and strengthening home exercise plans to manage pain and accelerate tissue healing
    • Ergonomic principles to address possible contributory factors to the pain and condition
  2. Accelerate healing process:
    • Pain reduction through the use of passive treatment modalities such as ultrasound, electrical muscle stimulation, interferential, traction, etc.
  3. Restore function
    • Provide muscular flexibility, joint mobility and spine motion through customized, condition based exercise programs
    • Strengthening exercise program to allow postural correction and restoration
  4. Return to normal activities and future occurrence prevention:
    • This is more than likely why you sought help at Irvine Spine & Wellness Center and by the end of your physical therapy treatment series you will likely be able to resume your activities of daily living pain free. The likelihood of any future injuries depends on how you apply the education you receive at each and every rehab session at Irvine Spine & Wellness Center
  5. Exacerbation management:
    • We equip you with ways to handle potential future exacerbations and enable you to avoid injuries that can come from a lack of knowledge.

Call Irvine Chiropractor office to schedule an appointment today!


Dr. Mamak Shakib
Irvine Chiropractor | (949) 552-5535