Certain pain conditions can be successfully treated through physical therapy, occupational therapies and acupuncture.
Physical therapy (PT), also known as physiotherapy, involves the treatment, healing, and prevention of injuries or disabilities. PT helps to relieve pain, promote healing, and restore function and movement.
Under the direction of our pain management specialist, a therapist can focus on decreasing pain with either passive or active therapy.
Examples of passive physical therapy include:
- Heat/ice packs
- TENS units
Examples of active physical therapy include:
- Manual Therapy and Massage
- Strengthening exercises
- Pain relief exercises
- Low-impact aerobic conditioning
- Aquatic exercises
Our physical therapy is prescribed and directed by our pain management physician to meet each patient’s individual needs based on specific diagnosis. Each patient may respond differently to therapy due to different body status, different movement patterns, different spine alignment, and different habits. Our pain management physician works with physical therapist and their train staff to monitor each individual patient and develop a program to correct improper habits, alignments, and movement patterns. The end result is not only prompt pain relief, but also long term pain prevention plan.
Similar to physical therapy, occupational therapy focuses treatment area in the upper extremities with similar techniques. Acupuncture uses energy flow philosophy of traditional Eastern Medicine to minimize soft tissue pain and improve musculo-skeletal blood circulation.
We offer rehab programs that integrate physical therapy, occupational therapy and acupuncture in complement with medication therapy and interventional procedures to expedite your pain relief.
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