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Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy

Clearway physical therapists help people at any stage of life deal with pain, reduced movement, and physical ability due to the natural aging process, injuries or other illnesses. Our physical therapists work with the rest of the Clearway care team to conduct a full health evaluation, which includes bones, muscles, joints, fascia, motor control, coordination, joint mobility, and other factors.

46% of patients undergoing physical therapy are looking for relief from some form of spine pain.

What is Physical Therapy?

In a typical physical therapy session, you may experience one or more of the following therapies to help manage your pain:

  • Strengthening exercises: Using machines, resistance bands, or your own body weight (squats, lunges, and push-ups).
  • Low-impact aerobics training: This training will increase your heart rate, while also causing minimal impact on your joints.
  • Pain relief exercises: These exercises target areas that are causing your pain so that you become stronger and more flexible to help restore your daily function.
  • Stretching: This common treatment is extremely beneficial in helping reducing pain by creating more flexibility in your joints and muscles.
  • Massage therapy: a form of treatment in which a licensed massage therapist will provide you with a hands-on massage of your muscles, ligaments, joints and tendons.

How is Physical Therapy Performed?

Physical therapists are not only experts in treating pain, but also at finding the source of the pain. These professionals will look for areas of weakness or stiffness that could possibly be adding stress to the area that hurts. In managing chronic pain, it is important to understand the underlying cause of pain and treat it based on the individual case, using either strengthening and flexibility exercises, manual therapy, posture awareness, or body mechanics instruction.

Clearway Pain Solutions physical therapy facilities are properly equipped to conduct comprehensive evaluations and execute treatment plans. Our trained and licensed physical therapists are here to take care of you through all phases of rehabilitation and healing.

When you visit one of our physical therapy offices, you can expect:

  • To go through a thorough physical examination (including medical history, movement, flexibility, joint movement and muscle performance)
  • To receive a prognosis and plan of care that include goals
  • To receive physical therapy based on your therapists prognosis
  • To receive recommendations on additional care you may need after therapy is complete
  • Our patients receive one-on-one care from the same therapist for the duration of their therapy with a focus on delivering quality treatment that focuses on the cause of the pain rather than just the symptoms.

We are committed to putting our patient’s needs first by developing individualized treatment programs for each person depending on their condition. We use the latest research and most effective techniques to provide our patients with the professional care they deserve, and we expect positive outcomes as a result of it.

Manual Therapy

Manual therapy is a specialized form of physical therapy that is delivered using the hands instead of a machine or device. It is a hands-on treatment of muscles, ligaments, joints, and tendons and encompasses a broad group of sophisticated techniques performed with the hands and by trained physical therapists.

Manual therapy’s main purpose is to decrease pain and increase function. This technique is also proven to get you better, faster, as we work individually with patients to meet their needs. This translates to being able to return to work sooner, less out-of-pocket expenses, and avoiding taking any extra medications.

Manual therapy is performed by a uniquely trained physical therapist by using their hands to put pressure on muscle tissue and manipulate joints. This technique is done to attempt to relax tense muscles and restricted joints in order to decrease back pain caused by muscle spasm, joint dysfunction, and muscle tension. One of the techniques to employ manual therapy is to use soft tissue work. This technique applies pressure to the soft tissue of the body, such as the muscle, and helps to relax the muscle, increase circulation, break up scar tissue, and ease the pain in the soft tissue. Another technique used is mobilization/manipulation. This specific technique uses measured movements of varying speed, force, and distances to twist, pull, or push bones and joints into position.

How does Physical Therapy Work?

Physical Therapy offers patients many benefits that will help improve their quality of life. As a pain management practice, we understand how vital physical therapy is to helping people control pain regardless of the cause. Certain therapy techniques and exercises are aimed at mobilizing your joints and soft tissues as well as helping your regain muscle function. Pain management using therapy has helped many people avoid the use of and dependence on pain pills while still living a pain-free life. Other benefits of physical therapy include:

  • Avoiding surgery
  • Improve balance and mobility
  • Help regain lost capabilities
  • Help athletes return to their activity
  • Can prevent further or additional injuries
  • Recover from surgery or injury

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Request an Appointment

Are you ready to alleviate your pain and restore your physical function so you can live your best life – the one you want and deserve? The entire Clearway team is ready to help.

To request an appointment, please click the button below. You will be routed to our Patient Portal, where you can register with us by providing us with some basic information. We will get back as quickly as possible to set up and confirm your appointment day and time. Just below the form, we provide answers to some of the most frequently asked questions, as well.

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