Physical Therapy for Pain Management

We have all been there in times of injury. Moving our body seems like the last possible thing that we want to do, right? Most times, treatment includes laying in bed. Sometimes, we reach for the pain pills and a heating pad. However, it is possible to relieve certain types of pain with movement. Most importantly, find a Dr. of Physical Therapy with experience in multiple modalities!

“Physical therapy can be highly effective in treating all kinds of pain. We have patients with shoulder pain, lower back pain, knee pain and even headaches!”

Furthermore, alleviate

multiple conditions with physical therapy treatment:

  • Shoulder pain associated with injury & tendonitis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Neuropathic pain
  • Post-Surgery pain
  • Pre-surgery pain

Physical therapy strives to make patients stronger. Sometimes, injury occurs when a muscle group is weak. Weak muscles are a result of not exercising them enough to maintain body balance. What’s more, every muscle has a role. Pressure is put on surrounding muscles when one is underused. Therefore, these surrounding muscles take on more than their share of the work.

Physical therapy teaches people how to move their body in safe, useful ways. For example, Shoulder impingement can be the cause of pain. Shoulder impingement is a result of overusing the rotator cuff. A physical therapist will perform an evaluation to locate cause and tendons involved. Also, your posture and located tenderness can be part of an evaluation.

Lastly, the evaluation results are used to design a unique plan of care for each patient.

Physical therapy treatment options for chronic pain are as follow:

  • Massage
  • Manipulation of joints and bones
  • Manual therapy using hands or tools on soft tissue
  • Cold laser therapy to alleviate inflammation and pain and release endorphins
  • Microcurrent stimulation, which emits alpha waves into the brain and increases serotonin and dopamine to alleviate pain naturally
  • Movement therapy and exercise

It’s important that you connect quickly with your physical therapist after injury. Time is of the essence when it comes to recovery. We can help you with your doctor referral (if you need one). We are able to evaluate you without one (in most cases).

Call Dr. Parul today. She will take time to understand how to help your body!

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