Dr. Twila Henderson is a chiropractor who is also certified in physiotherapy; this unique combination of training and skills mean she is well-positioned to help relieve pain, restore strength and promote function in her patients with physical rehabilitation techniques. Serving the residents of Denton, Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas.
As the name implies, the goal of physical rehabilitation is to return the body to its previous state of health or improve overall health. Although damage may be irreversible in some cases, physical rehabilitation can reverse/prevent movement limitations that interfere with many daily activities. Physical rehabilitation in chiropractic includes spinal manipulation, joint adjustments, massage, exercises, and stretching. Even when full recovery is not possible, physical rehabilitation can maximize function and help the patient learn to cope with limitations.
One of the goals of physical rehabilitation is to retrain the body to move correctly. Poor posture is endemic in American society, and sitting at a desk or in front of a computer for long hours often leads to neck and back pain. Surgery can cause physical limitations, while soft tissue injury may limit the ability to move or walk. After a fracture heals, the patient must work to regain strength and flexibility in the injured extremity. All of these conditions and many other musculoskeletal problems can be helped by physical rehabilitation.
A great addition to our rehab area, the Vibeplate is an innovative, stable, stationary vibration platform that we have patients do their exercises and stretches on. This professional tool helps increase range of motion, decrease pain and increase blood circulation.
Physical rehabilitation has two major goals. The first is to relieve pain. Spinal adjustment and massage restore proper alignment and can relieve muscle spasm or tension that causes pain. People who hurt typically adjust their posture or gait to protect the painful area; this results in a cascade of other problems as the entire musculoskeletal system is thrown out of balance. Physical rehabilitation also helps people regain mobility and function -- the second major goal. Stretching muscles, exercise and changes in body mechanics can all promote mobility.
Rehabilitation focuses on the musculoskeletal system, as does chiropractic. When disease or dysfunction in the nervous system, joints or muscles creates misalignment, pain, and increasing disability often result. Chiropractic adjustments correct the alignment problems and improve strength and balance, physical performance and functional capacity. Chiropractors also treat myofascial pain (the fascia is the dense covering over a muscle) to help decrease pain and improve motor control and strength.
Brain Body Connection Chiropractic believes in the value of chiropractic care for you and your family. Our chiropractic office participates in most insurance programs, but please call us if you have any questions about whether you can use your insurance to pay for your chiropractic care. For patients who have little or no chiropractic insurance coverage, flexible payment programs can be arranged through CareCredit. To learn more about our payment options for chiropractic and wellness care, you can call our office directly and one of our friendly staff members will be happy to answer all your questions.
"Takes her time with her patients to do muscle work so that your adjustment stays in place. "
"The quality and personable attitude put forward by Dr. Twila Henderson and her staff is not only comforting, but effective."
"I love her! She is wonderful, kind and really cares that you get to a better place physically. She will take extra time to ensure you 'feel' a difference."
"I had a foot injury that Dr. Twila fixed in time for my 5K , and with her help I ran my fastest time. I recommend her to everyone who mentions pain!"
"When I first came to see Dr. Twila, I could hardly walk. She has helped me immensely! With her hard work, I've kept my back from falling back into a state of disrepair."
" Today I was in pain. I work all day walking outside on cement, and it was going to be a bad day. Dr. Twila worked on my back on her day off and I am now pain free."