Rehabilitation Specialist

Soma Healthcare Center

Lawrence Rugg, D.C.

Chiropractic Clinic located in Elmhurst, IL & Chicago, IL

Families in the Chicago and Elmhurst, Illinois, areas trust the experts at Soma Health Care Center for expert rehabilitation of their musculoskeletal injuries from sports, auto accidents, and workplace incidents. Our rehab specialists offer a holistic approach to your musculoskeletal injuries. Call today to make a rehabilitation appointment at our family practice.


How does rehabilitation work?

Rehabilitation is meant to restore function in the body, strengthen the muscles, reduce pain, and quicken recovery. Athletes with sports injuries see the specialists at Soma Health Care Center so they can recover faster and prevent further injuries. Rehabilitation appointments keep them in shape even while they’re injured. People who sustain auto accident injuries also see the specialists so they can return to full function gradually.

At your rehab appointment, a rehab specialist will address pain and bodily repair first. Then, once the pain and swelling go down, he or she can work on musculoskeletal repair using progressive exercises along with flexibility, mobility and coordination work. Finally, your specialist will use progressive conditioning exercises to get your body back into prime function.

Your specialist will encourage you to take an active role in your recovery. By performing exercises at home in between appointments, you will be able to improve your condition faster. The healthcare experts provide ongoing support so that you can make improvements in your daily life, from your walking gait to your workplace ergonomics, extending their services beyond your appointments.

Why is it important to rehab my injury?

Treatment is much more effective when you do it right away. Rehabilitation speeds recovery and reduces pain, helping you regain quality of life. It also helps prevent permanent damage. If you are an athlete, you can return to your sport faster with proper rehabilitation. Rehabilitation can also help you return to work and everyday activities faster than if your body was left to heal on its own.

Proper rehabilitation also helps prevent the recurrence of injury. The experts can help you make lifestyle changes to keep injuries from happening again. They’ll guide you with proper ergonomic training, nutrition counseling, posture retraining, conditioning exercises, and so much more.

Which conditions benefit from rehabilitation?

The experts at Soma Health Care Center rehabilitate people with musculoskeletal injuries, especially people with sports injuries and auto accident injuries. Conditions often treated include:

  • Tendonitis
  • Arthritis
  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Shoulder dislocation
  • Torn ligament or tendon
  • Meniscus tear
  • Hand injury
  • Rotator cuff injury
  • Lower back pain
  • Pulled muscle

Soma Health Care Center is a family practice that can treat injuries affecting any of your family members. If you want to improve your daily function after an injury, call now to make an appointment.