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There are many different causes of acute and chronic pain. Whether it be the result of a medical condition, injury or trauma, or just overuse, persistent pain can make it very difficult to perform even the most basic daily tasks. One of the first remedies often prescribed for pain is physical therapy. It is a conservative and entirely non-invasive way to treat many types of pain.
What is Physical Therapy?
Physical therapy is a pain management technique that involves performing low-impact exercises, stretches, and specific movements to increase strength and improve mobility throughout the body.
This enhanced strength and overall functionality allows your body to cope with physical stressors more effectively and can result in pain relief, especially when paired with other services. Physical Therapy is unique in that it can completed in-office or virtually.
How Can Physical Therapy Help Me?
A practitioner of physical therapy is called a physical therapist. Physical therapists are highly trained professionals. They require a master’s degree and must be licensed by the state before they can see patients.
A physical therapist assesses your overall health and wellness, and then prescribes a custom regimen of physical therapy activities to treat your specific condition. Physical therapy includes a wide variety of exercises and activities, which allows treatment to be very individualized for each patient. In some cases, an appropriate physical therapy plan can remedy pain issues.
Physical Therapy at Twin Cities Pain Clinic
The physical therapy team at Twin Cities Pain Clinic has more than 50 years of combined experience treating acute and chronic pain. They collaborate directly with our medical team to coordinate an optimal plan of care that may include both physical therapy and medical intervention.
Our physical therapy treatment times run longer than the industry standard, lasting from 45 minutes to an hour. Longer treatment time allows for individual patient care and better outcomes. For chronic pain patients, the additional time allows us to identify lifestyle factors that may be the source of a patient’s pain. This unique approach and commitment to care is why Twin Cities Pain Clinic is a designated Postural Restoration Certified (PRC) Center.
Schedule an appointment with a Twin Cities Pain Clinic provider to discuss if a physical therapy can help with your pain.
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