When acute or chronic pain conditions limit your ability to move and function, physical therapy may be the right alternative pain management option. Physical therapy addresses physical pains such as inflammation, stiffness, and soreness with a combination of exercise, manipulation, and massage. Additionally, it helps the body heal by encouraging the production of the body’s natural pain-relieving chemicals. The experts at Regional Pain Institute will work with you to determine which course of physical therapy is the best approach for your physical pains or illness and develop a treatment plan aimed to restore your ability to move, reduce pain, and restore function.
The main goal of physical therapy is to improve mobility, relieve pain, and re-establish physical functions and overall fitness. Depending on your acute or chronic pain condition, your physical therapy plan may focus on flexibility, strength, balance, and/or endurance. To do so, the physicians at Regional Pain Institute will cater your physical therapy program to treat problems, or prevent problems, that affect the musculoskeletal system, neuromuscular system, cardiovascular system, or pulmonary system.
Results from physical therapy are not immediate and can often be frustrating for patients. Often times, pain is slightly increased in the early stages as you begin moving a part of that body that has been affected with acute or chronic pain. The professionals at Regional Pain Institute will review a physical therapy plan with you, potentially including regular home exercise to be performed on a routine basis. If you think physical therapy may be the best course of action for your acute or chronic pain, schedule a consultation with us today to learn more about physical therapy and our other acute and chronic pain management options.