Are you looking for help with physiotherapy in Palm Desert? The team at Go Healthcare is here to help.


Physiotherapy helps restore function, improve mobility, relieve pain, and prevent or limit permanent physical disabilities of patients suffering from injuries or disease. Physiotherapy or "medically directed rehab" helps restore, maintain, and promote overall fitness and health. Our Palm Desert patients include accident victims and individuals with disabling conditions such as low-back pain, arthritis, heart disease, fractures, head injuries, and cerebral palsy.

Treatment often includes exercise; especially for patients who have been immobilized or who lack flexibility, strength, or endurance. Physiotherapy helps encourage patients to use their muscles to increase their flexibility and range of motion. More advanced exercises focus on improving strength, balance, coordination, and endurance. The goal is to improve how an individual functions at work and at home.

Physiotherapy also helps treat a wide range of disorders; such as pediatrics, geriatrics, orthopedics, sports medicine, neurology, and cardiopulmonary physiotherapy.


Do I need to see a physician before I can receive physiotherapy?

Yes. All Physiotherapy patients have prescribed treatment from their physician prior to their therapy being scheduled.
What is the difference between a chiropractor and a physiotherapist?

Our physicians perform a comprehensive analysis of a range of motion, including identifying the joints involved, tissue limitations, muscular imbalances, and structural pathologies. A chiropractor will treat the spine and are able to order special tests like X-rays, MRIs and blood tests.


Go Healthcare of Palm Desert was designed to provide an ideal environment for healing your body, through chiropractic, massage or physiotherapy. When you arrive at Integrative, our physicians will take a thorough history, and evaluation of the entire body including posture and biomechanics, range of motion, and joint mobility to find out the cause of pain or disability. You will then discuss treatment options and goals so that we can customize a treatment plan catered to you.

Each session will last roughly one hour. The frequency of visits and the length of treatment is determined by the physician who prescribed the treatment.

The results are typically a result of the patient’s commitment. When the patient follows the plan, does their exercises as often as suggested, and using the proper techniques, the treatment is typically very successful.


It is a good idea to arrive at your physiotherapy appointment properly dressed. It is best that you wear snug comfortable clothing that doesn't restrict your movement. It is also a good idea to bring your insurance card, a form of identification, the prescription that your physician gave you, and if needed, your co-pay.


Electrical Muscle Stimulation

Electrical Muscle Stimulation is an exceptional way to help the body in the healing process. This is accomplished by sending a very small electrical current into the affected soft tissue injury or muscle spasm. The therapy utilizes this current in an effort to help reduce swelling and release trigger points that may have the muscle locked up. It does this by helping the body to release natural relievers of pain often referred to as endorphins.

Infrared Light Therapy

Infrared light is used in our office for many applications because its ability to speed up healing can be used across the board. Infrared light penetrates into the soft tissue of the body down to a cellular level. The midochadia (often referred to as the powerhouse of the cell) gets boosted by this therapy which causes the entire cell to have the ability to heal faster. This is a reparative treatment because of its ability to rebuild damaged tissue and make the applied area healthier over time. 

Intersegmental Traction

The fixation of joints can cause them to become more irritated and lead to more inflammation and pain when not treated correctly. Intersegmental Traction is meant to add the movement back into the spine. By creating movement in the spine it also stretches out the ligaments and muscles attached, speeding up recovery. The intersegmental traction also gives the spine more blood flow and oxygen that it desperately needs. 

Decompression Therapy

Decompression in our office can be used on the neck, back, and knees. What this helps with is opening up degenerating joints and increases the body’s ability to absorb water and nutrients into the smaller spaces. This, in turn, rejuvenates the joint and gives the area the nutrients it needs to keep the joint healthier, therefore increasing its lifespan. Decompression is a very effective therapy, especially when applied to loaded and pressurized joints. It also has the ability to help bulging/herniated discs, pinched nerves and arthritis of the spine. 

Neck traction

The goal of neck traction is to pull the head up and back over the shoulders. This is used to help not only with posture (which causes lots of issues), but also stretches the soft tissues in the neck, thereby releasing tension in the muscles, ligaments, and tendons. The effects of this treatment are usually fast acting and with continued use the results start to last longer as it retrains the body to be in better alignment.  

Myofascial Release

Muscles tend to tighten up and become restricted when there is a structural issue in the body. When these muscles tighten up in what is called “trigger points” they cause pain. Myofascial release is used to ease the tightness of muscles and therefore reduce pain. At our office we employ myofascial techniques that help release the tissues and encourage them to become more relaxed and soft. Myofascial release helps to improve function of the area treated and reduce pain.

If you are interested in Physiotherapy in Palm Desert, call our Go Healthcare team today!


9:00am - 12:30pm
2:30pm - 5:30pm

9:00am - 12:30pm

9:00am - 12:30pm
2:30pm - 5:30pm

2:30pm - 5:30pm

9:00am - 12:30pm


Go Healthcare

72880 Fred Waring Drive Suite D18
Palm Desert, CA 92260

(760) 346-4698