We follow the bio-psycho-social model of pain treatment which focuses on the tissues of the body (which is the bio) and also the psychological and social factors that influence pain. Our program provides intensive education and one-on-one training.
Benefits of using a Physical and Occupational Therapist are numerous. Physical and Occupational therapists examine, evaluate and treat patients who have conditions such as back pain, neck pain, burns, wounds, osteoporosis, developmental disabilities, carpal tunnel syndrome, and countless other conditions affecting an individual’s ability to move freely and without pain. Therapists are evidence-based health care professionals who offer cost-effective treatment that helps improve motion and relieve pain. Highly educated, physical and occupational therapists graduating today must have a graduate degree – either a master’s or a clinical doctorate from an accredited therapy program before taking the national licensure examination that allows them to practice.
Motion is essential to your quality of life. Whether it is an everyday task such as emptying the dishwasher, a sports activity like golf, or an essential activity such as performing your job, a physical or occupational therapist can help you improve mobility and function. Physical therapists and occupational therapists also help prevent injuries and promote a healthy lifestyle by improving strength, flexibility, balance and coordination.
While surgery can be the best course of treatment for certain diagnoses, there is evidence to indicate that physical therapy can offer an alternative. Considering conservative options to surgery is a hallmark of good care. Physical therapy is one of these options for many individuals. When there is a need for surgery, physical therapists and occupational therapists can enhance the outcome both before and after surgery. Additionally, for those individuals whose health conditions prevent surgery from being an option, therapy can be invaluable in helping to improve or maintain the quality of life.
According to the Centers for Disaese Control and Prevention (CDC), sales of prescription opioids have quadrupled in the United States, even though “there has not been an overall change in the amount of pain that Americans report.”
A physical therapist or occupational therapist can help patient control pain, often reducing the need for long-term use of medications. Studies reveal that individuals who receive physical and occupational therapy experience greater improvement in function with less pain. While recognizing that medication is an essential component in the management of many acute and chronic conditions, physical therapy and occupational therapy can provide an alternative to the long-term use of medications for the management of pain and certain other health conditions.
The following are health conditions commonly seen by Physical and Occupational Therapists:
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