Physical therapy is a dynamic profession with an established theoretical and scientific basis for therapeutic interventions capable of restoring, maintaining, and promoting optimal physical function. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations point to “high-quality evidence” that treatments provided by physical therapists (PTs) are especially effective at reducing pain and improving function in cases of low back pain, fibromyalgia, and hip and knee osteoarthritis. Additionally, a number of studies show the efficacy of physical therapist interventions in preventing, minimizing, and, in some cases, eliminating pain in patients who are post-surgery, are struggling with cancer, have chronic, unrelenting pain and in other clinical scenarios.
The goal of pain management is to minimize pain, rather than eliminate it. Because, quite often, it is not always possible to completely eliminate pain. Other goals that are focused upon are to improve function and increase the quality of life.
During your evaluation we will examine your functional status and goals for improvement to select for you the very best management tools to help with controlling and managing your pain.
Pain is the most common reason for seeking medical care and the most common reason why people choose our physical therapy practice for help.