5 Reasons to Consider Physical Therapy for Pain Relief
Is acute or chronic back pain interfering with your daily life? You are not alone if you suffer from daily aches and pains. Four out of every five Canadian adults will experience at least one episode of back pain at some point in their lives, but you don’t have to live this way.
Our physical therapists at Paul Wiener Physical Therapy Clinic, chiropractors, acupuncturists, and massage therapists are movement experts with the knowledge and skills to get to the bottom of your back pain.
When you schedule an appointment with one of our therapists, you’ll gain access to a number of effective pain-relieving modalities as well as a personalized treatment plan designed just for you.
Request an appointment with us today to learn more about how working with our physical therapist can help you get back to your active, normal lifestyle, and keep reading for the 5 benefits of physical therapy.
5 benefits of our integrated therapy programs
1. You’ll gain access to pain-relieving modalities such as massage therapy.
Any time you sustain an injury to your back, your body will form adhesions — bands of tough scar tissue — around the injury.
These adhesions can restrict your movement, cause serious inflammation and pain, and may delay your recovery if left untreated.
The good news is, your massage therapist’s techniques can deal with those adhesions very efficiently. A licensed massage therapist can use specific techniques that target and break up the adhesions. This will, in turn, loosen and unbind your muscles.
Massage may be a critical part of your therapy program because being adhesion-free is important for relieving pain and restoring a proper range of motion.
2. You’ll gain the benefits of acupuncture.
Acupuncture is a safe and effective method of treatment that can be performed by a licensed acupuncturist. This type of treatment works to reduce pain and muscle tension, while simultaneously improving mobility.
Acupuncture has been proven to treat numerous musculoskeletal issues, including acute and chronic injuries, overuse injuries, neck pain, headaches, back pain, sciatica, muscle spasms, muscle strains, tendinitis, knee pain, hip pain, fibromyalgia, tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, and more!
3. You’ll avoid harmful side effects.
Physical therapy and massage therapy techniques require less downtime, can be changed, and are safe for use on people of all ages.
As opposed to solutions like medications and invasive procedures, physical therapy services have a very low risk of side effects while remaining highly effective for reducing soreness, inflammation, pain, and swelling.
Physical therapy and massage are also helpful with recovery in regard to injury, illness, and disease. Why opt for the negative side effects of over-the-counter medications and opioid prescriptions when something much safer is available to you?
4. Integrating physical therapy with chiropractic care.
While our physical therapists focus on reducing your pain and increasing your mobility so you may maintain an active lifestyle, chiropractic care can restore spinal alignment and uninterrupted nerve flow to the rest of your body, enhancing your overall health.
Many find they recover faster and sustain wellness longer when integrating chiropractic care with other specialties like physical therapy.
At Paul Wiener Physical Therapy Clinic, you have the option of integrating chiropractic care with your existing physical therapy plan, based on your condition and individual needs. A chiropractor is extensively trained in adjusting the spine and extremity joints with manipulation and mobilization techniques.
5. Receiving an individualized treatment plan, just for you.
Choosing the right treatment route means your plan of care and recovery will be completely customized to fit your needs.
The main objectives of any physical therapy care plan is to address a patient’s physical goals, pinpoint and treat the pain source, optimize the patient’s ability to function independently and set him or her up for long-term success.
These outcomes can be achieved through the following kinds of physical therapy techniques:
Manual therapy, such as joint mobilizations and massage therapy
Dry-needling, electrical stimulation, ultrasound, diathermy, orthotics and prosthetics, and Kinesio taping
Neuromuscular re-education, for example, balance training
Acupuncture and chiropractic care
Your physical therapist will conduct a thorough checkup and look at your medical history. Then you’ll receive an individualized treatment plan, and the healing can begin! Your plan is adapted to address your specific needs and ideal lifestyle.
The success of the plan relies on your feedback throughout the treatment process, which gives you more control over your recovery.
Are you ready to start living a more comfortable life?
Are you ready to finally find long-lasting relief and stop settling for constant discomfort and pain? Discover the holistic methods of physical therapy, massage, acupuncture, and chiropractic care today.