Arthritis, aches, pains, stiffness, challenges getting out of bed, climbing stairs and more…
Physical therapy is strongly recommended for any muscle, bone, joint, ligament, fascial, or cartilage injury or after surgery.
From head to toe, hands-on body work, known as manual therapies, such as Primal Reflex Release Techniques (PRRT), Associated Awareness Techniques (AAT), joint mobilization, manipulation and more is used to quickly break the pain cycle allowing motion and tolerance to exercise for restoring flexibility, strength, agility, balance and endurance for activities of daily living (ADL) and job performance. Graston Technique or Kinesio taping may be helpful. Modalities may be used to reduce pain, spasm, and inflammation, swelling and joint irritability. Modalities such as ultrasound, electrical stimulation, iontophoresis, spinal decompression/traction or biofeedback are commonly used. Instruction is provided in home self-care, postural correction and exercise. Ergonomic training is also incorporated in the plan of care. This is learning how to work safely to avoid pain and repetitive trauma.