Can Physical Therapy help?
Patients often present in pain and require immediate pain relief. Physical Therapy can provide symptom relief through the use of a combination of a number of treatment options available - manual therapy techniques, dry needling, electrotherapy, joint or muscle taping, massage, deep soft tissue work, stretching etc.
Pain can be longstanding/chronic, or acute, like just after an injury has occurred. Identifying the type of pain is important, as it will determine the treatment plan. Also, as pain can be sometimes very complex, it may also require referral or recommendation for other treatment types or to consult with other practitioners.
How can pain be resolved?
It is vital that a proper patient screening and assessment is undertaken to ensure the true causes(s) of pain can be identified. Once this has been done, an appropriate treatment is carried out, and also an appropriate home care rehabilitation program can be devised and implemented. Identifying the root cause of the pain is vital in order to achieve a full recovery. By only treating the symptoms and not the cause, the pain will return at some stage. You will also get the proper advice on how to manage your symptoms in between treatments, and to avoid aggravating the pain.