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Cornerstone Acupuncture Institute

Acupuncture & Chiropractic Clinics located in Irvine, CA & Fullerton, CA

If you feel like chronic pain and injury are holding you back from your full potential, physiotherapy can help you take back control of your body. Brian Lee, PhD, at Cornerstone Acupuncture Institute in Fullerton and Irvine, California, uses physiotherapy to help improve your overall quality of life. Physiotherapy focuses on prevention, intervention, and rehabilitation to alleviate pain and restore function. To learn more, call Cornerstone Acupuncture Institute today to book an appointment.

Physiotherapy Q & A

What is physiotherapy?

Physiotherapists help improve function and mobility in patients who have suffered from illness, injury, or disability. They focus on exercise, stretches, manual therapy, and health education to repair damage and restore function by targeting the root of your pain or injury, rather than the symptoms.

Are there different types of physiotherapy?

Physiotherapists can specialize in several different areas, including:


Musculoskeletal physiotherapy focuses on treating conditions like back pain, neck pain, sprains, arthritis, bursitis, joint pain, posture issues, and rehabilitation following an injury or accident.


Cardiothoracic physiotherapy treats cardiorespiratory disorders, such as emphysema, asthma, bronchitis, and more.


Neurological physiotherapy targets conditions of the nervous system, including Parkinson’s disease, brain injuries, and multiple sclerosis.

How does physiotherapy work?

There are many physiotherapy treatments and therapies that can help restore function in your muscles, ligaments, tendons, and more. These include:

Soft tissue mobilization

Soft tissue mobilization, or therapeutic massage, relaxes your muscles and helps repair damage. This is especially helpful following an accident or sports injury.


Ultrasound therapy uses sound waves to gently target tissue damage and speed up the recovery process. This technique stimulates circulation and blood flow to your tissues, muscles, tendons, and ligaments to reduce inflammation and relieve pain.

Range of motion (ROM) exercises

ROM exercises are special movements that help improve your mobility and range of motion following an injury or accident.

Heat and ice therapy

When used in combination with other physiotherapy treatments, heat and ice therapy can help soothe pain and reduce inflammation in your muscles and soft tissues.


Electrotherapy, in which the Cornerstone Acupuncture Institute specialist attaches electrodes to your skin, causes your damaged muscles to shorten. This prevents muscle atrophy and improves your range of motion.

Nutritional counseling and lifestyle changes

Certain lifestyle changes, like quitting smoking and limiting alcohol consumption, can promote healing and recovery, while diet changes reduce inflammation and swelling in the body.

At Cornerstone Acupuncture Institute, your chiropractor works with you to design a nutritional plan that targets your unique needs.

Physiotherapy repairs muscle damage naturally, so you don’t have to rely on opioids and other pain medications. For more information, call Cornerstone Acupuncture Institute to schedule an appointment today.