Active Physical Therapy

What is Active Physical Therapy?

Active physical therapy involves the patient exerting physical effort to work toward regaining movement and range of motion after an injury or as a result of a chronic condition. Because you have an active role in the success of your rehabilitation, you are able to credit yourself for the progress you make and the positive impacts the therapy has on your life. 

Benefits of Active Physical Therapy

After an injury, pain and decreased range of motion can be major inhibitors to everyday life. A chronic condition that also results in daily pain and stress can greatly reduce your quality of life and overall happiness. 

Though active physical therapy can be painful, it should never push you to further injury. Minor pain in rehabilitation can result in long-term pain relief as your body adjusts and heals.

Long-Term Pain Relief: While active therapy may involve some discomfort, it is aimed at achieving lasting pain relief by addressing the root causes of pain through strength-building and increased mobility, rather than merely alleviating symptoms.

Improved Function and Strength: Through targeted exercises and stretches, active physical therapy strengthens the muscles and joints, which not only aids in stabilizing and healing the injured areas but also enhances overall functionality and endurance

Personalized Rehabilitation Experience: Utilizing a variety of equipment and techniques, each therapy plan is tailored to the individual's specific needs, allowing for a more effective and patient-centric approach to recovery.

Active vs. Passive Therapy

At Spine Time we always start out with Passive Therapy (Electrical Muscle Stimulation, Intersegmental Traction and Ultrasound) because the focus on treatment is to reduce inflammation and inflammation causes pain. As treatment continues to the next phase, an individual will be able to take an active role in Active Physical Therapy because the specific condition or injury has transitioned into the next phase (stabilization and strengthening the injured region(s). 

We use different stretches and exercises to regain ROM and Strength. In this phase the treatment will feel like a workout than therapy, but this is all to improve or regain movement and range of motion. Using workout equipment such as recumbent bicycles, ankle weights, weighted hand balls, Therabands, and much more allows you as the patient to work diligently under the guidance of your therapist during your rehabilitation.

Spine Time Services

Pain is caused by inflammation. We treat the cause and the symptoms of the underlying condition.

Active Physical Therapy

Tailored exercises and stretches to regain strength and improve mobility for long-term health benefits.

Chiropractic Adjustment

Manipulation of the spine improves joint mobility, and alleviates pain, improves health.

Chiropractic Exam

Assessment to pinpoint issues and create a personalized treatment plan for spinal health.

Electrical Stimulation

A therapy using electrical currents to stimulate muscle contractions and promote healing.

Ultrasound Therapy

Using sound waves to promote tissue healing, reduce inflammation, and alleviate pain.

Decompression Therapy

Gently stretching the spine to alleviate pressure on the spinal discs and promote healing.

Intersegmental Traction

During this therapy, we use a rolling table to gently stretch the spine and improve joint mobility.

Therapeutic Exercises

Activities designed to improve strength, flexibility, mobility, and prevent future injuries.

Massage Therapy

Kneading and pressing soft tissues alleviates pain, reduces stress, and promotes relaxation.


Diagnostic imaging to accurately identify spinal misalignments and guide precise treatment interventions.

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If you're ready to experience the benefits of Spine Time care, we're here to help! Our experienced chiropractors are dedicated to helping you achieve optimal health. 

We're committed to providing you with personalized care that meets your unique needs.

To schedule an appointment or learn more about our services, please fill out the contact form, and a member of our team will get back to you as soon as possible.