Physical therapy is an approach to pain relief that focuses on improving mobility, function, and overall quality of life. It involves the use of various techniques and exercises to address pain, promote healing, and restore physical strength and flexibility.
Our physical therapists are trained healthcare professionals who assess and develop personalized treatment plans for individuals experiencing pain. They may use a combination of manual therapy techniques, therapeutic exercises, and modalities to help alleviate pain and improve function.
Manual therapy techniques used in physical therapy may include joint mobilization, soft tissue mobilization, and manual stretching. These techniques aim to reduce pain, improve joint mobility, and release muscle tension.
Therapeutic exercises prescribed by physical therapists are tailored to the individual’s specific needs and may include strengthening exercises, stretching exercises, and balance training. These exercises help improve muscle strength, flexibility, and stability, which can reduce pain and improve overall function.
Modalities such as heat or cold therapy, ultrasound, electrical stimulation, and traction may also be used in physical therapy to provide pain relief and promote healing.
Physical therapy can be beneficial for various conditions that cause pain, including musculoskeletal injuries, chronic pain conditions, post-surgical rehabilitation, and neurological disorders. It is often used as a conservative treatment option before considering more invasive interventions, such as surgery.
It is important to note that physical therapy should be performed under the guidance of a licensed physical therapist who can assess the individual’s condition and develop an appropriate treatment plan. They can also provide education on proper body mechanics, posture, and ergonomics to prevent future pain and injury.
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