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How Pivot Physical Therapists Manage Pain

Pivot Physical Therapists encourage you to #ChoosePT

Learn more during National Physical Therapy Month

Exercise

A study following 20,000 people over 11 years found that those who exercised on a regular basis, experienced less pain. And among those who exercised more than 3 times per week, chronic widespread pain was 28% less common. Physical therapists can prescribe exercise specific to your goals and needs.

Manual Therapy

Research supports a hands-on approach to treating pain. From carpal tunnel syndrome to low back pain3, this type of care can effectively reduce your pain and improve your movement. Physical therapists may use manipulation, joint and soft tissue mobilizations, and dry needling, as well as other strategies in your care.

Education

A large study conducted with military personnel demonstrated that those with back pain who received a 45 minute educational session about pain, were less likely to seek treatment than their peers who didn’t receive education about pain. Physical therapists will talk with you to make sure they understand your pain history, and help set realistic expectations about your treatment.

Teamwork

Recent studies have shown that developing a positive relationship with your physical therapist and being an active participant in your own recovery can impact your success. This is likely because physical therapists are able to directly work with you and assess how your pain responds to treatment.

When it comes to your healthiness, you have a choice. Choose more movement and getting back to healthiness. Choose physical therapy!

 

American Physical Therapy Association. (2018, October 1). National Physical Therapy Month – #CHOOSEPT. Retrieved from http://www.apta.org/NPTM/