Physical therapy can be a very valuable pain management tool for many East Texas patients following a work related injury, automobile accident, sports injury or home injury. A detailed physical therapy and rehabilitation program is administered by the Pain Recovery Center of Tyler’s physical therapists to help restore function, improve mobility, relieve pain, and prevent or limit permanent physical disabilities in patients suffering from injuries or disease.
Physical Therapy Benefits
Pain-free movement is critical to a patient’s quality of life. When a patient is suffering from pain, they often discontinue physical activities, avoid many daily activities and lose productivity at the work place. Physical therapy and rehabilitation aims to restore, maintain and promote overall fitness and health.
Physical therapy may be required in certain patients, including:
- Accident victims, such as work related injuries, automobile injuries, home injuries and sports injuries
- Individuals with disabling conditions, such as back pain, neck pain, arthritis, fibromyalgia, heart disease, fractures, head injuries, neuropathic pain and cerebral palsy
The main benefit of physical therapy is regaining motion and mobility without undergoing painful surgery and the associated recovery process. Another key benefit of physical therapy is avoiding long-term dependence on prescription medications.
Physical therapy involves a number of different types of pain management methods including to alleviate pain and improve mobility:
- Muscle stimulation
- Manipulation of joint and bones
- Manual therapy using hands or tools
What is a Physical Therapist?
The physical therapists at Pain Recovery Center of Tyler are highly educated and trained licensed professionals dedicated to helping patients reduce pain and improve mobility. In many cases, a physical therapist is able to help patients eliminate surgery and the need for numerous prescription medications.
Physical therapists are responsible for developing a rehabilitation treatment plan to help promote a patient’s ability to move, to reduce pain and to restore function following an injury or chronic health condition.
The physical therapists’ focus at Pain Recovery Center of Tyler is on strengthening patients so they "hold" their adjustments and get the maximum benefit from their pain management treatment program. Our rehabilitation department also works with East Texas patients to gain range of motion and assist with stretching exercises following an accident or chronic health condition.