How do physical therapists deal with pain
- The first step is to stop whatever is making your pain worse. This may mean suspending a specific exercise, for example. The next step is to communicate with your PT. Expressing your concerns allows your therapist to identify the problem and take steps to change it so you can continue healing, but without pain.
Does physical therapy improve pain?
- Physical therapists are movement experts who treat pain and improve quality of life through hands-on care, patient education, and prescribed movement. They help people manage or eliminate pain and reduce the need for surgery and pain medicines, such as opioids, in many cases.
What are 3 different types of pain management?
- Pain medicines. physical therapies (such as heat or cold packs, massage, hydrotherapy and exercise) psychological therapies (such as cognitive behavioural therapy, relaxation techniques and meditation) mind and body techniques (such as acupuncture)