Physical therapy is a vital component of a comprehensive pain management program. It addresses the physical side of inflammation, stiffness, and soreness through exercise, manipulation, and massage. These techniques work together to help the body heal itself by stimulating the production of natural pain relieving chemicals.
It is important for patients to understand physical inactivity increases the risk for chronic pain. The less you move, the more pain you’ll most likely experience. A highly trained physical therapist will work in conjunction with our pain specialists to design a therapy regimen focused on restoring the physical ability of a patient, allowing them to gain functionality back into their everyday life.
Facts about Physical Therapy
The following list contains a few of the most common ailments PT can treat:
- Neuromusculoskeltal pain and dysfunction
- Neck & Back pain and dysfunction
- Pelvic pain and dysfunction
- Upper extremity pain and dysfunction
- Lower extremity pain and dysfunction
- Jaw pain and headache
Goals of Physical Therapy:
- Relieve pain and discomfort
- Decrease Impairment and dysfunction
- Improve or maintain function
- Prevent or minimize disability
- Educate the patient to be effective in self management