Physical Therapy for Chronic Pain

3 benefits physical therapy can offer for your chronic pain

Chronic pain affects roughly 20% of people in the U.S. Compared to the costs of care for heart disease, diabetes and cancer, chronic pain still ranks as the most expensive to treat. It can seriously disrupt your everyday activities, but that’s no reason to give up hope. Physical therapy can be an effective pain relief solution. It can arguably even be better for patients than opioid treatments are, due to its long-term benefits.

3 ways physical therapy can help you with your chronic pain

  • Manual manipulation — Manually manipulating the soft tissue at the source of your pain and even the neighboring areas can help remobilize tissue that may have become atrophied or weakened. Physical therapists may use this technique as a way to strengthen and relax muscles all at once. It can be used all over the body or in a more localized approach.
  • Regular exercises to reduce pain — Regular exercises supervised by a physical therapist are an effective way to reduce pain. Specific kinds of exercises, like strength training and aerobic exercises, are the two best types of workouts for those managing daily pain.
  • Posture correction and posture awareness — Physical therapists are trained to recognize the right posture for your body. They can tell when someone may have poor posture because of their pain. During a session, they can help bring your attention to any poor posture you may have developed over time. Then, you can work together to correct your positioning.

Can a physical therapist near me help me deal with my chronic pain?

If you have chronic pain that is hindering your quality of life, the experts at SOL Physical Therapy can provide you with personalized care. We can create treatment plans for your chronic pain using evidence-based physical therapy techniques that have been studied by professionals and designed to treat your pain at the source.

By choosing SOL Physical Therapy, you are choosing a state-of-the-art facility, highly educated physical therapists, and a determined administrative staff that will do everything in their power to make your sessions worth it.

Contact our team today for more information or to schedule an initial appointment.

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Sports + Orthopedic Leaders Physical Therapy & Performance Training serves the communities of Oakland, Alameda, Berkeley, Walnut Creek, Orinda, San Francisco and beyond. SOLPT’s award winning team of Physical Therapists, Performance Coaches and movement experts has helped thousands reach their rehabilitation and performance goals to move beyond pain. We're committed to helping anyone of any fitness level move effectively and more powerfully for a lifetime. We offer rehabilitation and performance services to all populations, with specialties in Sports Rehabilitation, Active Release Techniques, and Manual Therapy Techniques plus Personal and Small Group Training, Sport Clinics and Wellness Services.

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