Chronic pain occurs as a result of mixed signals from the nervous system for an extended period – it can be weeks, months or even years. A chronic pain may have started as a single episode, injury or no injury at all.
A physical therapist may use several techniques for pain management:
• Exercises to increase muscle strength and flexibility and endurance
• Assessing and improving posture and body mechanics such as gait
• Manual therapy which involves various techniques for moving muscles or manipulating and moving joints
• Teaching self-management strategies to reduce need for care and medication down the road
• Work towards goals which are important to you and your lifestyle
Manual therapy consists of specific, hands-on techniques that may be used to manipulate or mobilize your skin, bones and soft tissues. A therapist also can teach a patient how to become more aware of his or her posture and improve posture to reduce impact on different parts of the body.
If you are suffering from chronic pain or any type of injury physical therapy can help you! Please call 410.381.1574 or send L A R Physical Therapy an email to schedule an appointment.