Physical Therapy

Facilitating Strength, Mobility, and Recovery from Injury

The physical therapists at Arizona Chiropractic Group & Medical help patients reduce pain and improve their mobility and flexibility. Physical therapy is often a necessary component to rehabilitation following an injury or fall and is one of the foremost treatment methods for recovery. Physical therapy, together with chiropractic care, provides an effective, non-surgical treatment for various musculoskeletal injuries and diseases by enhancing flexibility, strength, movement, coordination, endurance, and balance. Pain management is achieved by teaching safe stretching, conditioning, and strengthening techniques.

Like a chiropractor, physical therapists use a hands-on, drug-free approach to treat patients suffering from pain due to an accident, injury, disease, or aging. Dr. Mioni and his staff of trained physical therapists are committed to rehabilitation programs that work to restore your daily, recreational, and work activities.

Benefits of Physical Therapy

Physical therapy focuses on improving muscle flexibility and strength, joint function, and proprioception (awareness of the position of the body in space), resulting in increased balance, coordination, kinesthetic awareness, and better posture. Physical therapy also reduces pain and dysfunction by correcting imbalances.

You Will Benefit from Physical Therapy If:

  • You want to overcome a balance condition
  • You want to prevent injury
  • You are living with pain
  • You want to move better
  • You need to heal an orthopedic problem or sports injury
  • You want to improve a neurological ailment
  • You have been in an auto accident or injured on the job
  • You want to improve your strength, endurance, and physical conditioning

Various Causes for Your Pain

People generally seek out physical therapy because they are in pain. That pain may be acute, meaning that it came on suddenly, likely due to a traumatic injury such as a torn ligament, strained muscle, ankle sprain or even a fracture; or it could be chronic, meaning it has been in your life for some time. Chronic pain often starts out as a minor annoyance but escalates into debilitating pain that can lead to missed work, decreased physical activity, and even depression. When pain affects your daily activities, physical therapy can often provide relief.

 

It Takes Two

Physical therapy requires active participation. Depending on the issue, we will likely recommend seeing a physical therapist 2-3 times per week (30-45 minutes) and incorporating daily home exercises, as dictated by your individual condition. Patients who participate in their recovery by completing the home exercises as advised by their physical therapist, benefit the most from their rehabilitation program.

Modalities of Physical Therapy

Physical therapy can comprise a variety of techniques including exercise, hot or cold packs, Kinesio tape, ultrasound, electrical nerve stimulation, and manual therapy. As important as what you DO, we will also help educate you on activities to avoid, such as certain twisting movements and excessive weight lifting. We will also help you understand proper body mechanics. At Arizona Chiropractic Group & Medical, we advocate for ownership. It is your body. We want you to understand how it functions and how to maintain it for many years to come.  

One of the more highly effective forms of physical therapy employed by the trained technicians at Arizona Chiropractic Group & Medical is Electrical Muscle Stimulation, or EMS. EMS uses electric impulses to cause the muscles to contract. EMS therapy is commonly used in the prevention of muscle atrophy due to inactivity or neuromuscular imbalance, which can occur after musculoskeletal injuries.

Kinesio Taping is also highly therapeutic and an effective pain reliever. Kinesio tape alleviates discomfort and facilitates lymphatic drainage my microscopically lifting the skin. This lifting affects convolution in the skin thus increasing interstitial space and allowing for a decrease in inflammation, reducing pressure while enabling a more effective flow of blood and lymphatic fluid in and out of the target area.

Reduced Recovery Time

Clinical studies have shown the greatest recovery within the least amount of time in patients who receive physical therapy in conjunction with chiropractic adjustments.

At Arizona Chiropractic Group & Medical, we work one-on-one with each of our patients to establish a treatment program that addresses individual goals and needs. Using a real world care approach involving therapeutic exercise, manual techniques, and home exercise programs, we ensure our patients are given the best opportunity to return to the highest level of function possible.

Whether you are injured on the job, during an athletic event, or are experiencing chronic pain, Dr. Mioni and his team can help improve and restore your physical ability and movement.

About the Team

 

At Arizona Chiropractic and Medical, our team’s primary direction is getting our patient on the journey to recovery by using our highly trained staff using therapies and treatments that have been proven over the years to get patients back to their normal life. Accidents and injuries not only cause physical injuries but mental as well, causing stress, frustration, confusion, and even anxiety making it hard to know what to do.

“What do I do”? is a question that most patients ask themselves after an injury and how do I deal with the unknowns of medical and insurance? We have managed the care of accident injury patients with our Medical, Chiropractic and Physical Therapy for 20 years. We worked as a team to help guide you in your recovery and through the unknowns. That is what we do, we care.

About The Team

At Arizona Chiropractic and Medical, our team’s primary direction is getting our patient on the journey to recovery by using our highly trained staff using therapies and treatments that have been proven over the years to get patients back to their normal life. Accidents and injuries not only cause physical injuries but mental as well, causing stress, frustration, confusion, and even anxiety making it hard to know what to do.

“What do I do”? is a question that most patients ask themselves after an injury and how do I deal with the unknowns of medical and insurance? We have managed the care of accident injury patients with our Medical, Chiropractic and Physical Therapy for 20 years. We worked as a team to help guide you in your recovery and through the unknowns. That is what we do, we care.

Meet Dr. Alejandro Mioni

With a focus on patient care and management, Dr. Alejandro Amador Mioni has treated over 10,000 patients and given over 200,000 treatments during the last 20 years of practice. In 1999, he graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic West in San Jose, California and has remained committed to Palmer diversified, auto and car injury treatment, case management, and Chiropractic Biophysics since that time.

Dr. Mioni has known his wife since he was eight years old and has been happily married to her for the last 25 years. He speaks Spanish and has three children—a son and two daughters. When they married 25 years ago, Dr. Mioni’s wife began her career at Southwest Airlines in order for Dr. Mioni to have flight benefits to fly home every weekend to see her and the children.

His son went to college on a wrestling scholarship and wrestled for the Olympic Training Center at Northern Michigan University.  He is in the Navy now and currently training to be a Navy Seal (fingers crossed). His oldest daughter graduated from the University of Arizona and is also in the Navy, training to be a Nuclear Engineer. Their youngest daughter is going to ASU on an Academic Scholarship, having been accepted into the Barrett Honors College. She is studying Medicine.

 

Dr. Mioni is the baby in his family and is a first-generation United States Citizen. His parents came to the United States in the late 60s from Mexico City. In the early 70s, Dr. Mioni was born in Phoenix, Arizona.

Dr. Mioni has many hobbies, and his wife says he has all the stuff in their closet and garage to prove it. He earned a bronze medal in the Junior Olympics as a Marksman. He likes to ride ATVs and UTVs. He likes building remote controlled electric trucks and cars, flying kites, swimming, riding bikes, playing board games, corn hole, golf, and pinball machines. He enjoys racing cars, and scuba diving. He also loves movies. And yet, his main priority is—without a doubt—his family.

Meet Dr. Alejandro Mioni

With a focus on patient care and management, Dr. Alejandro Amador Mioni has treated over 10,000 patients and given over 200,000 treatments during the last 20 years of practice. In 1999, he graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic West in San Jose, California and has remained committed to Palmer diversified, auto and car injury treatment, case management, and Chiropractic Biophysics since that time.

Dr. Mioni has known his wife since he was eight years old and has been happily married to her for the last 25 years. He speaks Spanish and has three children—a son and two daughters. When they married 25 years ago, Dr. Mioni’s wife began her career at Southwest Airlines in order for Dr. Mioni to have flight benefits to fly home every weekend to see her and the children.

His son went to college on a wrestling scholarship and wrestled for the Olympic Training Center at Northern Michigan University.  He is in the Navy now and currently training to be a Navy Seal (fingers crossed). His oldest daughter graduated from the University of Arizona and is also in the Navy, training to be a Nuclear Engineer. Their youngest daughter is going to ASU on an Academic Scholarship, having been accepted into the Barrett Honors College. She is studying Medicine.

Dr. Mioni is the baby in his family and is a first-generation United States Citizen. His parents came to the United States in the late 60s from Mexico City. In the early 70s, Dr. Mioni was born in Phoenix, Arizona.

Dr. Mioni has many hobbies, and his wife says he has all the stuff in their closet and garage to prove it. He earned a bronze medal in the Junior Olympics as a Marksman. He likes to ride ATVs and UTVs. He likes building remote controlled electric trucks and cars, flying kites, swimming, riding bikes, playing board games, corn hole, golf, and pinball machines. He enjoys racing cars, and scuba diving. He also loves movies. And yet, his main priority is—without a doubt—his family.

Our Office

At Arizona Chiropractic and Medical, our team’s primary direction is getting our patient on the journey to recovery by using our highly trained staff using therapies and treatments that have been proven over the years to get patients back to their normal life.