Pain Management + Physical Therapy = Results!!

Pain Management is successful when using a multi-modal approach to the plan of care—injections, medications, therapy, nutrition, and behavioral changes. Physical Therapy is a KEY component. Interventional pain management used concurrently with Physical Therapy has yielded significantly greater pain relief for patients than just utilizing one treatment approach.

Physical therapy is an effective tool alongside your prescribed interventional procedures for assisting in managing your pain. Physical therapy (PT) involves targeted exercises and techniques that can help improve overall functionality. By incorporating physical therapy into your pain management treatment plan, you can regain strength, flexibility, and mobility; helping to reduce pain and improve quality of life.

Physical Therapy for Pain Management: Exercises and Techniques for Rehabilitation

Physical therapy can offer a range of benefits when it comes to assisting with pain management.

Some key advantages include:

  1. Increased Mobility: Physical therapy helps restore mobility and flexibility by targeting specific muscle groups and strengthening weak muscles. This reduces the strain on joints and helps relieve pain.
  2. Reduced Pain: By performing exercises and techniques under the guidance of a physical therapist, you can learn additional techniques to manage your pain more effectively.
  3. Improved Strength: Physical therapy often includes strength training exercises to rebuild muscle and reduce pain. By strengthening muscles, it can assist in the prevention of further injuries and can improve overall physical function.
  4. Enhanced Balance: Pain can impair balance and increase the risk of falls. Physical therapy can help regain balance and stability, reducing the risk of injuries.
  5. Education and Prevention: Physical therapists provide education and guidance on proper body mechanics, posture, and activity modifications to help prevent further injuries.

Exercises and Techniques for Pain Management

Physical therapy involves a combination of exercises and techniques tailored to your specific needs. Some common exercises used in physical therapy for pain management may include:

  1. Range of Motion (ROM) ExercisesROM exercises help maintain or restore joint flexibility. They help decrease pain and improve joint function. Common ROM exercises include shoulder circles, knee bends, and ankle circles.
  2. Strengthening ExercisesStrengthening exercises target specific muscle groups to improve strength and stability. They can help relieve pain by distributing forces throughout the body and supporting joints. Common strengthening exercises include bodyweight exercises, resistance bands, and weight machines.
  3. Balance ExercisesBalance exercises can help with regaining stability and prevent falls. They improve coordination which can reduce the risk of injury. Common balance exercises can include single-leg stands, heel-to-toe walking, or standing on an uneven surface.
  4. Stretching ExercisesStretching exercises increase flexibility and help with alleviating pain. They help relax tight muscles and reduce the risk of muscle imbalances. Common stretching exercises may include hamstring stretches, shoulder stretches, or back stretches.

One of our Key partners in Physical Therapy is eXact PT.

Their approach is very similar to SJPS, in that they create a personalized approach to your therapy and coordinate the methodology to work alongside your pain management providers.

They implement an effective therapy treatment plan for your specific condition, ensuring a comprehensive approach to your care. You can learn more about eXact Physical Therapy at .

If you are struggling with pain, please schedule an appointment with SJPS today to discuss if physical therapy is right for you!

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