Treatment for pain, poor range of motion, or stiffness can make a big difference in your overall health and wellness. Here at PT Link Physical Therapy, we work with residents in Findlay, Bowling Green, and the surrounding areas to help you improve your health. Physical therapy is safe way to deal with chronic pain, or acute pain caused by an injury. There are no negative side effects to physical therapy, and it does not interfere with other types of treatment for the same condition.
Get to the Root Cause of Your Pain
When you work with a physical therapist here at PT Link Physical Therapy, the root cause of your pain will be identified. You will go through a careful evaluation, and a series of tests will be done to figure out what is going on. Once the cause of your pain is identified, a treatment plan is created that is specific for your needs. This plan will outline your goals, and your progress will be tracked after each session. With the root cause of your pain uncovered, it is then possible to try and correct the problem.
How Often You’ll Go to Physical Therapy
In the early stages of your treatment, you can expect to see a physical therapist two or three times a week. Treatment is progressive, and consistent care is going to help you heal faster. Your treatment may be more passive in the beginning, and involve hot or cold therapy, ultrasound, stretching, or soft tissue mobilization. As circulation improves, and your muscles heal, you will start to learn exercises that you will do in the office and as part of a home exercise program.
Your Home Exercises
Your exercise plan is designed to help you build strength and endurance slowly over time. Your exercises should not cause you pain, or further distress with your injuries. Pay attention, and ask questions if you aren’t sure how to do an exercise. Follow all the stretching guidelines you are provided, and stop an exercise if it causes you pain. If an exercise hurts, let your physical therapist know that the exercise is an issue. The more consistent you are with your home exercise program, the easier it will be for you to heal.
Physical Therapy for Better Health and Wellness
Pain often leads to a sedentary lifestyle, and this is going to have a negative impact on your overall health. You might feel pain in a number of areas on your body, especially when you haven’t been active for a while. When you address problem areas through physical therapy, you can become more active without pain. As you start to move more, your overall health will improve. Movement helps to regulate blood sugar levels, and improves cardiovascular health.
Schedule Your Physical Therapy Today
If you are in pain, and you want to start getting mobile, it’s time to schedule with a physical therapist at PT Link Physical Therapy. We will meet with you to talk about what is going on with your body, and develop a treatment plan that is unique for you. You will be able to manage pain levels, and improve your health when you work closely with a physical therapist. Give yourself the help you need to live a more active, healthier life.