November 20, 2017
One of the most important strategies for relieving your pain is a customized exercise program. Your physical therapist will create a program that factors in your strengths, areas that need improvement, any chronic conditions, and your fitness level.
Physical therapy will help ease pain, allow you to move better, and promotes restorative sleep necessary for the body to repair and rejuvenate itself. It’s beneficial for preventing and mitigating the severity of recurrences and relapses. At your initial evaluation your physical therapist will discuss your areas of concern and your goals. They will also evaluate your gait (the way you walk), range of motion, strength, posture and alighnment. Then your therapist will create a personalized physical therapy program tailored to your needs, abilities and goals.
Your physical therapist may incorporate a number of complementary techniques into your treatment. Exercise can include aerobic movements, range of motion exercises and strengthening exercises. Manual manipulation is available if your movement is limited or you’re unable to participate in a traditional exercise program. The individualized plan will be adjusted to accommodate your progress.
Heat and cryogenic therapies may be utilized, along with ultrasound, electrical stimulation, LASER and dry needling. Water-based therapy is particularly beneficial if you have mobility limitations. You’ll be buoyed by the water, thereby reducing the effects of weight and gravity on your body by approximately one-third. It’s a gentle form of resistance training that can prepare you for more strenuous activities.
Your treatment may include therapeutic massage to ease pain, increase circulation, and maintain movement and flexibility. It stimulates the immune system, aids in detoxifying the body, stimulating the immune system, and relieves stress and inflammation.
Your physical therapy will alleviate pain during the day and promote restful sleep during the night. You don’t have to suffer with pain and sleepless nights when relief through physical therapy is so close at hand.Read the Newsletter