One of the most common questions asked here at Pro-Active is “What should I wear for my session?” Today were here to tell you!
During any session at PAMT you will have the option to either undress to your level of comfort or to remain fully clothed - about half of our clients choose each option. Our therapists are highly trained and skilled in techniques to ensure that staying fully clothed will not hinder your appointment or therapeutic results in any way. The most important thing is that you feel completely comfortable so that the maximum level of healing can happen. In the case of whether to remain clothed or not, the choice is 100% dictated by the personal preference of each client.
If you choose to undress, it does not really matter what you wear into the office. If your choice is to stay fully or partially clothed, wear something comfortable! It can be difficult (though not impossible) to work over heavy fabrics like denim because it does not stretch or move very well. Good alternatives are yoga pants, leggings or athletic shorts paired with a loose t-shirt. Wearing loose fitting and stretchy clothing will make sure your therapist is able to fully assess problem areas and range of motions concerns.
Remember that you are in control of your own session and the best thing to do is to speak openly with your therapist. Just let your therapist know at the beginning of your session that you would like to stay clothed. It’s that simple. Clearly communicating with your therapist will aid us in keeping you Active for Life!
If you have any questions or concerns about what to wear for your session, give the office a call at 610-932-8888.
If you are one of millions of Americans suffering from chronic ailments such as lower back or neck pain, it can be difficult to know whether going to the chiropractor or getting a massage will alleviate your pain. The answer, which may surprise you, is often both. Today, chiropractic work and massage therapy are often seen as two sides of the same coin. Rather than being incompatible like many once thought, these types of bodywork are actually complementary.
Here at PAMT we regularly work closely with our trusted network of local chiropractors to make sure our clients are receiving all of the care they need. Massage therapy works with soft tissues to improve mobility and pain levels while chiropractic work is used to resolve structural issues within the body. This means that massage is useful before and/or after a chiropractic adjustment so that muscles can easily adapt to the new structural foundation of your body. Massage used before adjustments relieves muscle tension that may be pulling joints out of alignment and aids the body’s ability to receive a more complete adjustment. Massage used after adjustments helps the body to recover and to relearn a new ‘normal’ position.
Many clients have found that chiropractic care in tandem with massage therapy was the best answer for them. This approach ensures that any structural and soft tissue problems are addressed together. Both treatment options are holistic in nature and focus on the underlying conditions and sources of your pain rather than just the symptoms. Together these treatments can keep you Active for Life!