Physical Therapy Specialist

Park Cities ChiroSport

R Todd Petersen, D.C., DACBSP, OPA-C, ATC, LAT

Chiropractic and Rehabilitation Center & Board Certified in Sports Medicine located in Snider Plaza / University Park, Dallas, TX

Physical therapy effectively relieves all types of pain, improves physical function and mobility, and promotes healthy movement. At Park Cities ChiroSport in Dallas, Texas, highly trained chiropractor R. Todd Petersen, DC, employs a variety of physical therapies in his treatment plans. To learn how physical therapy and chiropractic care can work together, call the clinic or request an appointment online today.

Physical Therapy Q&A

What is physical therapy?

Physical therapy involves a vast array of techniques and modalities to decrease pain and restore mobility without drugs or invasive procedures. In addition to relieving pain, physical therapy can help reduce inflammation and increase strength, endurance, and range of motion.

As a skilled chiropractor, certified orthopedic physician assistant, and licensed and certified athletic trainer, Dr. Petersen has extensive experience using physical therapy techniques to treat people at Park Cities ChiroSport. 

His specialized sports medicine training has helped athletes of all levels, including Southern Methodist University’s athletic department.

What does physical therapy treat?

Physical therapy can treat a wide variety of medical conditions. Any type of musculoskeletal disorder can benefit from physical therapy, including back pain, neck pain, and carpal tunnel syndrome. At Park Cities ChiroSport, Dr. Petersen also uses physical therapy to treat sports injuries like tennis elbow.

What are some physical therapy techniques?

Depending on your particular needs, Dr. Petersen may recommend one or more of the following physical therapies for your treatment plan:

Exercise

Dr. Petersen teaches you therapeutic stretching and strengthening exercises you can perform at home for continued improvement.

Ultrasound

Ultrasound uses high-frequency sound waves to apply deep heat to injured soft tissues, including muscle strains, ligaments sprains, and tendinitis.

Hot and cold

Moist heat or hot packs can increase circulation and relax muscles while ice reduces inflammation. Both treatments decrease pain.

Massage

There are many types of therapeutic massages, such as deep tissue, sports massage, and trigger point massage. These hands-on therapies involve kneading muscles to decrease pain and promote circulation.

Joint mobilization

Joint mobilization is a type of passive therapy, which means Dr. Petersen moves your body for you. He gently moves your joint in certain directions to relieve pain and improve mobility.

Interferential current therapy

Interferential current therapy (ICT) is a type of electrical stimulation that relieves pain and facilitates tissue healing. ICT is a noninvasive treatment that painlessly sends gentle electrical currents through your skin to the source of pain.

Laser therapy

At Park Cities ChiroSport, Dr. Petersen uses a Multi Radiance cold laser to help injured tissues heal faster. Laser therapy is painless and takes only a few minutes.

To get started on a personalized physical therapy plan, call Park Cities ChiroSport, or book an appointment online today.