In the face of this public health problem, there’s been a push for a return to more non-invasive and safer pain relief strategies, including physical therapy.
According to the American Academy of Pain Medicine, at least 100 million Americans are living with chronic pain (pain lasting longer than three months). As if this isn’t a troubling enough trend, in recent years, physicians have been prescribing more and more prescription pain medications, including opioids.
In the face of this public health problem, there’s been a push for a return to more non-invasive and safer pain relief strategies, including physical therapy. So whether your pain is acute or chronic in nature, we encourage you to get in touch with our physical therapy team for natural pain relief.
5 Ways a Physical Therapist Provides Effective Pain ReliefA physical therapist is a clinical expert in movement and dysfunction who uses a combination of manual and active techniques to help people recover from injury or illness affecting a variety of bodily systems. They provide pain relief for their patients in several ways:
1. A physical therapist uses techniques and services that have been rigorously studied and supported by scientific research.
2. Physical therapy techniques have minimal-to-no side effects.
3. A physical therapist provides pain relief by addressing pain at its root, rather than simply masking it.
On the other hand, a physical therapist carefully evaluates your body and identifies the underlying reasons for your pain. By addressing the underlying cause (like scar tissue or muscle length imbalances), your therapist can help you relieve and even prevent pain.