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Rehab Center in Johnston

In addition to chiropractic care, Schultz Chiropractic & Acupuncture specializes in physical rehabilitation. Our rehab center is open to those with acute pain, as well as people with post-operative needs.

Our approach to physical rehabilitation involves restoring strength, endurance, and flexibility to your body following a loss of function. Whether you need rehabilitation to reduce your pain and discomfort or to help you heal after surgery, we have something for you.

Learn more about our approach to physical rehabilitation.

We offer physical rehabilitation for the spine, hips, knees, and shoulders. We also provide post-surgical rehabilitation. Our approach to care is personal, including one-on-one care that is designed specifically for you.

We offer in-house as well as take-home exercises to those who want to get better as quickly as possible. Each of our recommended physical rehabilitation plans is chosen with your unique condition in mind. Dr. Schultz and Shelly do not only prescribe your exercises, but they support you as you progress through them.

If you are having a relapse or you are frustrated that you are not yet completely well, you have come to the right place. Of course, we are also more than glad to help you recover from surgery. Dr. Schultz and Shelly have the knowledge and skill to give you the rehabilitative care you need. You can be confident with us on your side.

Most people that come to us for physical rehabilitation are deconditioned due to injury or surgical recovery. Soft tissue work and core stabilization are essential components of the healing process. Our hope is to get the spine functional through chiropractic care and give it additional support through adjunctive rehabilitative methods.

For those in need of rehabilitative care, we suggest that you come to your appointment in comfortable clothing that you can move in. Exercise clothing is most often preferred. While most patients prefer to complete their exercise routines in the comfort of their own homes, it is best to come prepared.

Because each patient is different, it is hard to predict the cost of care. Some patients require more rehabilitative care than others. We are happy to discuss your financial options at the time of your initial appointment.

When you come in for your initial appointment, you will first complete a series of intake paperwork. These forms will detail your health history and current condition, allowing us to get a better idea of how to help you. You will then meet with Dr. Schultz for an in-depth consultation and non-invasive physical examination. He will also put you through a functional test to measure your strength and range of motion. These tests will be revisited every six weeks to monitor your progress.

The information from your consultation, physical examination, and functional tests will help Dr. Schultz come up with a plan of care to help you heal and reach your overarching health goals. He will tailor your first set of exercises to your immediate needs. If necessary, you will begin your exercises with us.

If you have homework, which is more typical of our approach, Dr. Schultz will review it with you before you leave. You will also have access to explicit instructions with pictures to help you at home. We welcome questions and concerns at any time.


How long will I need rehabilitative care?

Length of care depends on the individual. More severe cases may require months of intentional exercise, while minor cases might only need a few weeks of additional support.

We do not rush physical rehabilitation. While we want to help you get better quickly, it is even more important to us to help you heal both properly and completely. Talk to us to find out how much physical rehabilitation you might need to get better.

Does physical rehabilitation hurt?

No. While some of our recommended exercises might be uncomfortable, they do not hurt. Slight soreness is not uncommon following exercise.

Because healing is not universal, we cannot guarantee how each patient will feel after physical rehabilitation. Rest assured, we carefully select each exercise routine and are happy to answer your questions as you move through them.

Can physical rehabilitation resolve everything?

Physical rehabilitation is only one part of recovery. It is not meant to be a cure-all, but it is intended to assist the body as it heals. Physical rehabilitation is a natural adjunctive service that is used to expedite the healing process.

Do I need a referral from my physician?

No. If we agree that physical rehabilitation might be a good option for you, you can begin care on your own accord.

Do you work with medical doctors?

Yes. We work with medical doctors on an as-needed basis to be sure that our patients are getting what they need to achieve comfort and wellness.

Start Healing Today

You deserve to live comfortably and do the things you love. Our rehab center Johnston includes personalized care, such as customized exercise routines and regular progress checks.

Contact Schultz Chiropractic & Acupuncture to start healing today!


Physical Rehabilitation Johnston, Urbandale, Ankeny, West Des Moines IA | (515) 270-2924