Chronic Pain Physical Therapy Specialist

Clinical Pain Consultants, S.C.

Pain Management located in Wauwatosa, WI

Chronic pain is one of the leading causes of long-term disability in the United States. Over 100 million Americans live with the condition, and one in 10 experiences daily pain for at least three months. Physical therapy can relieve symptoms in conditions that have no cure. The team at Clinical Pain Consultants, in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, have training in chronic pain physical therapy and pain relief management. Call today to schedule an appointment and see how they can help you.

Chronic Pain Physical Therapy

What is chronic pain physical therapy?

Physical therapy is commonly associated with sports injuries and recovery following surgery. It’s also a popular component of chronic pain relief. As with other, similar treatments, chronic pain physical therapy is a hands-on approach that includes massage, rehabilitation therapies, and exercise. Unlike sports physical therapy, however, it’s more gradual and progressive.

Physicians use physical therapy to treat people who will never fully recover from their ailment as a way to get them back to doing more of what they love and to make it possible for them to do daily tasks such as getting out of bed or strolling to the grocery store without being in constant pain.

Your physician evaluates your condition and devises a course of physical therapy that’ll help effectively manage pain relief without pushing you beyond what you can endure.

What are the benefits of chronic pain physical therapy?

Chronic pain physical therapy takes a slow, steady approach that not only helps the body heal itself by encouraging it to produce natural pain-relieving chemicals but also directly targets soreness, stiffness, and inflammation. It helps by providing more joint stability, strengthened muscles, and improved joint flexibility. 

Your chronic pain physical therapist focuses on strengthening weaker areas and explores any symptoms occurring as a direct result of your compensating for pain elsewhere.

Physical therapy is an effective treatment plan for chronic pain, especially when combined with medication. Speak with the team at Clinical Pain Consultants about how your symptoms will benefit from incorporating it into your weekly routine.

What techniques does chronic pain physical therapy use?

Chronic pain physical therapy may vary each session, depending on the target area, your pain level, and progress from prior sessions. Your chronic pain therapy plan can include:

  • Acute orthopedic rehabilitation
  • Biofeedback training
  • Electrotherapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Hot and cold treatment
  • Strengthening exercises
  • Massage
  • Gentle stretching
  • Pain-relief exercises
  • Low-impact aerobic training
  • Yoga
  • Therapeutic ultrasound
  • Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS)

The team at Clinical Pain Consultants sees chronic pain physical therapy as a progressive treatment plan. They never push you beyond your limits, and view every session as a successful step forward on your road to regaining a more full life. Start doing the things you enjoy once more. Call today and schedule a consultation.