Physical Therapy for Pain Management

February 16th, 2018

As America combats a devastating opioid epidemic, safe, non-opioid treatments have never been of greater need.

Physical therapy is among the safe, effective alternatives recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in guidelines urging the avoidance of opioids for most pain treatment.

Whereas opioids only mask the sensation of pain, physical therapists diagnose and treat pain through movement.

Whether you or someone you care about is recovering from an injury or dealing with a chronic health problem, the physical & occupational therapists at SIH can help you resume your independence and return to your daily activities. Helping people of all ages, physical therapy is a conservative approach to managing mobility problems. Physical therapy may help you avoid surgery, reduce or eliminate pain, decrease the need for medication, prevent falls and improve balance.

Personalized Treatment Plan

Physical therapists at SIH work collaboratively with you to provide a program that meets your needs. Our approach involves education, manual therapies and exercise. Our physical therapists will help you establish goals and create a personalized plan, including activities related to strengthening, range of motion, mobility and endurance. We use unique therapies and exercise approaches that may not be available through your primary doctor.

Team Approach

Some conditions, such as heart and lung problems, as well as a spinal cord injury and stroke, require a team to provide care and may include not only physical therapists but occupational and speech therapists, doctors, nurses, social workers, psychologists and others. Our advanced experience draws on their unique backgrounds to deliver the best possible care for you.

We know injuries and chronic health conditions can have a major impact on your life. A 21-year alliance with the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, #1 Rehabilitation Hospital by U.S. News & World Reports, allows patients to access expert care at managing your physical challenges and ultimately getting you to being as active as possible.

Talk with a physical & occupational therapist from Rehab Unlimited about safer ways to manage pain. Call 800.597.5790 to find a Rehab Unlimited location near you.