Sometimes pain relief can be accomplished through physical therapy. Physical therapy (PT) involves treatments that focus on injury prevention and management of injuries or disabilities. PT helps to relieve pain, promote healing, and restore function and movement. PT is provided by a professionally trained physical therapist. A physical therapist is a specialist skilled and educated specifically in evaluation and conservative management including rehabilitation of musculoskeletal conditions.
How Is Physical Therapy Used to Treat Pain?
A physical therapist may focus on decreasing pain with either passive or active therapy. Examples of passive physical therapy include:
Examples of active physical therapy include:
- Movement based activities, including stretching and range of motion exercises
- Specific strengthening exercises
- Pain relief exercises
- Low-impact aerobic conditioning
Points to Consider About Physical Therapy and Pain
An important aspect to keep in mind about physical therapy and pain relief is that each individual may respond differently to therapy. People have different types of bodies, different patterns of movement, and different habits. At Alliance Health Company, our physical therapists and their trained staff can monitor each individual and attempt to correct improper habits and movement patterns. Contact us
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