Are you in serious acute or chronic pain? Perhaps you’ve had an issue with your back or hip for a long time. Maybe you’re healing from an unforeseen sports injury, or you’re still coping with the effects of an automobile accident. No matter what the case may be, physical therapy can help you with any problem you’re having. If your pain is interfering with your everyday activities, please contact our clinic as soon as possible to book a physical therapy session.
Our physical therapists are experts in human mobility, and our practice uses a variety of drug-free, non-invasive, and successful strategies to help our patients in a variety of ways — far beyond symptom treatment.
Physical therapy treatments are effective in helping patients restore the healthy, joyful, and active lifestyle they desire and deserve for five reasons:
1. Physical therapists are able to identify hidden factors contributing to a patient’s pain.
Your discomfort will not be “masked” by a physical therapist. Our therapists uncover and address underlying issues that are contributing to your current health and putting you at risk for chronic problems.
Shortened muscles, scar tissue, range-of-motion limits, muscular activation issues, poor ergonomics, and body mechanics, and postural abnormalities are all common causes of chronic pain. If factors like these are left unaddressed, your symptom relief would likely be temporary at best.
Through services such as patient education, work-conditioning programs and other techniques previously mentioned, a physical therapist can address both symptom and cause of your pain condition.
2. You don’t have to worry about side effects with physical therapy.
Physical therapy treatments, unlike many drugs and invasive procedures, have a very minimal risk of side effects. They’re also still quite good at reducing pain, swelling, inflammation, and other symptoms associated with a patient’s disease. Physical therapy approaches involve minimal downtime and may be tweaked to ensure that everyone, from infants to elders, is safe to utilize.
3. Physical therapists work with their patients to help them achieve their full functional mobility, capacity, and performance.
A physical therapist helps patients improve coordination, core stability, endurance, agility, and any other physical skills that they can carry over into their sports, work, hobbies, and everyday life.
This is essential for young active people who are looking to improve performance, as well as the older population who are looking to avoid age-related debility.
In other words, our physical therapy team can manage your injury or disease now as well as help prevent injury in the future.
4. Attending physical therapy treatment means you won’t need opioids.
The current national opiate abuse epidemic implies that these potentially dangerous medicines are regularly overprescribed. For the treatment of many types of chronic pain, the CDC recommends physical therapy before narcotics.
Furthermore, physical therapy treatment procedures are “evidence-based,” which means they’ve been put to the test in scientific research studies to prove their safety, efficacy, and usefulness.
5. Physical therapy treatments are customized for the patient.
A typical physical therapy treatment plan is completely personalized for each individual patient. The major emphases of any treatment plan are to address the patient’s particular goals, resolve their impairments, and improve their recovery, functional independence, and long-term health. These aims can be achieved with the use of physical therapy strategies such as:
- Neuromuscular re-education, such as balance training.
- Modalities, such as ultrasound, kinesio taping, dry needling, orthotics and prosthetics fitting, electrical stimulation, or diathermy.
- Manual therapy, such as massage or joint mobilizations.
- Therapeutic exercises.
After undergoing a thorough examination with your physical therapist, you’ll receive an individualized treatment plan that will aim to accelerate your healing. This plan is modified to meet your specific needs and lifestyle, and it relies on your feedback throughout the process, giving you an active role in your recovery.
Call our office today
We know you’re tired of dealing with chronic pain, day in and day out. Are you prepared to find long-term relief, once and for all? Contact us today to make an appointment with one of our professional physical therapists and get started on your road to recovery!