Millions of Americans suffer each day with pain that often goes untreated. Very few people, however, realize that physical therapy can offer healthy and empowering strategies for dealing with, limiting, and overcoming pain. Our therapists recognize the long-term disabling effects pain can have on your life. They are specially trained in pain management techniques and work closely with your physician to provide you with the most comprehensive care available.
Everyone experiences pain differently. Successful pain management plans are founded on a dimensional approach, which considers all the contributing biological, psychological, and social factors that cause the pain you experience. The physical therapist at SSPT work with you (and your health care providers) to understand your pain experience and develop pain management strategies focused on addressing the cause of your pain, relieving your symptoms, and educating you on how to manage your condition.
Physical therapy can be a highly effective treatment for breaking the pain cycle. At SSPT, your treatment may include a variety of approaches and modalities to address the cause of the pain, provide relief of symptoms (such as inflammation, stiffness and soreness), encourage the body to produce its own natural pain reliving symptoms, and help you manage the emotion and physical components of your condition. These may include:
Although you may think the last thing you want to do when you're in pain is move, therapeutic exercise is an essential component of a pain management plan. Our therapists will teach you how to move safely and functionally without causing pain, and the more you learn how to exercise to accommodate your pain, the less pain you'll feel and the more you'll be able to function on a daily basis.
Physical therapy can be highly effective for helping manage all types of chronic musculoskeletal and neuropathic pain conditions, including:
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