Are you experiencing any pain in your neck, back, or spine due to an injury or illness? If so, you could benefit from seeking relief from physical therapy.

What is physical therapy? It is the process of treating patients who are struggling with back and neck pain, and any other disabilities, injuries, or illnesses. Focusing on alleviating pain and increasing range of motion, physical therapy is an effective integrated healthcare and pain management treatment. With a hands-on, personalized approach to their treatments, physical therapists work with you one-on-one to guide your therapy and healing process.

So how can it help you? There are many benefits of working with a physical therapist to bring back mobility into your body and relieve pain throughout. In addition to treating pain and increasing overall mobility, physical therapy can also be used to prevent any injuries or disabilities from occurring in the future. The best part about it is that you don’t have to go under the knife to experience pain relief and improved function. You’ll meet with a physical therapist who will be hands-on with your treatment to find the best exercises and stretches for you that will be effective at alleviating any of the discomfort you’re experiencing.

Working with a physical therapist can help with improve your mobility and motion; offer a secondary option to surgery; and integratedly manage pain without the use of medication.

Improve Your Mobility And Range Of Motion

After dealing with an injury or healing from an illness, your overall mobility can be affected. Normal everyday activities that used to be so easy and mindless suddenly become difficult to muster energy for. Performing day-to-day tasks can become tiresome, like walking up the stairs, putting dishes in the dishwasher, and even taking a shower. A physical therapist will work with you to build strength, balance, and flexibility, all while working to treat the pain you are experiencing.

Avoid Surgery

Sometimes surgery is unavoidable, but there are instances where physical therapy can provide an effective, non-invasive alternative. That said, if you are undergoing surgery, working with a physical therapist before and after the procedure can greatly benefit your healing process and improve your overall quality of life.

Manage Pain Without Medication

A physical therapist will work with you one-on-one to control the pain you’re experiencing. The treatment that they create for and with you can bring great relief to the pain and discomfort you’re experiencing, ultimately reducing your need for long-term medication. Working with a physical therapist will improve your overall bodily function while relieving pain, resulting in an effective, non-invasive, and integrated approach.

Here at Orland Park Integrated Health, our physical therapy options are used to effectively manage pain in a non-invasive way. We have a variety of pain treatment and physical therapy options available through our integrated health services, including core muscle work, low-impact aerobic training, strengthening exercises, and stretching, just to name a few. Contact our health center today to learn more and to schedule an appointment with our physical therapist.