Many individuals will first go to their general practitioner when they are searching for some form of pain relief and improved function in their body. While a general practitioner may be able to help you, more often than not they will send you on to physical therapy for a variety of ailments from knee pain to problems with your hands or back. Sometimes you may feel like they’re just passing you off to someone else, but that’s simply not the case. Physical therapy, and an experienced physical therapist, can help improve your life and reduce your pain in many cases. Why is this?
Many problems that are associated with skeletal pain happen because the surrounding muscles and tissue aren’t strong enough to support the bones and keep the joints appropriately separated. A lot of back pain can be helped by a good physical therapist as strengthening the core can allow the vertebrae to support themselves so they don’t compress the supporting discs.
This method holds true for many different musculoskeletal pain problems. By “lengthening and strengthening” a variety of muscles throughout the body, physical therapy provides additional support for the skeletal system.
Additionally, physical therapists understand the importance of strengthening stabilizer muscles and less commonly used muscle groups that may be associated with your pain. Exercises that seem simple suddenly become difficult when they are targeting weak muscles.
At Progressive Health and Rehab, we take a holistic approach to treating your pain. Our physical therapists and chiropractors are ready to help you on your journey to a pain-free life. Call to book an appointment today!