results are longer lasting than traditional treatments.
Even though you might experience some soreness or discomfort from the movements or treatments, it’s usually a “good” pain, and not an increase of your original problem.
Myth #2, “Physical therapy is for people who need wheelchairs.” Even though we do work people suffering from severe ailments such as spinal cord injuries, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, and severe arthritis, …we also work with children with torticollis or developmental issues, adults with lowback and neck injuries, and athletes who are seeking performance enhancement due to weaknesses and imbalances issues. The list can go on and on, and we won’t go into detail here, but we want you to understand that just about any pain, injury, or weakness stemming from muscles, joints, nerves, and/or tendons can be effectively treated through physical therapy.
Some of the Procedures include pressure point release, which in this procedure the therapist or the clinical assistant will search for muscles that are actively in spasm or causing the pain. They will then push on the muscle for about one to two minutes. Initially it will cause some soreness but it should diminish steadily. With this does it helps to normalize the muscle and improve circulation in that area. Another procedure would be soft tissue mobilization. This is where we will apply movement and force to the muscles, ligaments, nerves, or other soft tissue with our hands, or some devices. The purpose of this is to promote healing and normalization of those tissues. It’s very effective in reducing pain, and sometimes there’s discomfort but most of the time it’s a good type of discomfort. It’s not going to be increasing your original pain. Another procedure is joint mobilization. This is the application of movement to the joint, some type of force that we usually do this with our hands. The purpose of it is to increase the motion of that joint to module, reduce pain. Sometimes, once again, there might be a little bit of discomfort, but typically you feel a lot better afterwards. Another very important procedure is kinetic movement, movements that are designed to actually foster healing, movements that are designed to increase strength, and movements designed to increase flexibility and balance. A lot of pain in injury requires a rebalancing of the body, of the musculature, of the joints. These very, very customized and specific movements will help achieve that.
Many patients find significant relief their very first session. And depending on the complexity of your condition, most patients get better within 6-12 sessions. Some patients require ongoing maintenance and care on a regular basis but this is not typical.