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.
In a typical physical therapy session, you may do the following:
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 taking it easy on your joints.
Pain relief exercises – These exercises target the areas you are experiencing pain so that you become stronger and more flexible.
Stretching – Consists of gentle stretching. Your therapist will make sure that you’re warmed up and do not stretch too far.
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.
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:
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.
Our physical therapists arecertified and have advanced training and education to meet the needs of a wide range of patients including those with spine conditions, back and neck pain, headaches, and sports medicine. Contact Clearway Pain Solutions to schedule a consultation for physical therapy.