5 Reasons to Consider Physiotherapy for Pain Relief

Physiotherapy for Pain Relief

Is acute or chronic back pain interfering with your daily life? You are not alone if you suffer from daily aches and pains. Four out of every five Canadian adults will experience at least one episode of back pain at some point in their lives, but you don’t have to live this way.

Our physiotherapists, chiropractors, acupuncturists, and massage therapists are movement experts with the knowledge and skills to get to the bottom of your back pain.

When you schedule an appointment with one of our therapists, you’ll gain access to a number of effective pain-relieving modalities as well as a personalized treatment plan designed just for you.

Request an appointment with us today to learn more about how working with a Creekwood Physiotherapy therapist can help you get back to your active, normal lifestyle, and keep reading for 5 benefits of physiotherapy.

5 benefits of our integrated therapy programs

1. You’ll gain access to pain-relieving modalities such as massage therapy. 

Any time you sustain an injury to your back, your body will form adhesions — bands of tough scar tissue — around the injury.

These adhesions can restrict your movement, cause serious inflammation and pain, and may delay your recovery if left untreated.

The good news is, your massage therapist’s techniques can deal with those adhesions very efficiently. A licensed massage therapist can use specific techniques that target and break up the adhesions. This will in turn, loosen and unbind your muscles.

Massage may be a critical part of your therapy program because being adhesion-free is important for relieving pain and restoring a proper range of motion.

2. You’ll gain the benefits of acupuncture.

Acupuncture is a safe and effective method of treatment that can be performed by a licensed acupuncturist. This type of treatment works to reduce pain and muscle tension, while simultaneously improving mobility.

Acupuncture has been proven to treat numerous musculoskeletal issues, including acute and chronic injuries, overuse injuries, neck pain, headaches, back pain, sciatica, muscle spasms, muscle strains, tendinitis, knee pain, hip pain, fibromyalgia, tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, and more!

3. You’ll avoid harmful side effects.

Physiotherapy and massage therapy techniques require less downtime, can be changed, and are safe for use on people of all ages.

As opposed to solutions like medications and invasive procedures, physiotherapy services have a very low risk of side effects while remaining highly effective for reducing soreness, inflammation, pain, and swelling.

Physiotherapy and massage are also helpful with recovery in regards to injury, illness, and disease. Why opt for negative side effects of over-the-counter medications and opioid prescriptions when something much safer is available to you?

4. Integrating physiotherapy with chiropractic care.

While our physiotherapists focus on reducing your pain and increasing your mobility so you may maintain an active lifestyle, chiropractic care can restore spinal alignment and uninterrupted nerve flow to the rest of your body, enhancing your overall health.

Many find they recover faster and sustain wellness longer when integrating chiropractic care with other specialties like physiotherapy.

At Creekwood Physiotherapy, you have the option of integrating chiropractic care with your existing physiotherapy plan, based on your condition and individual needs. A chiropractor is extensively trained in adjusting the spine and extremity joints with manipulation and mobilization techniques.

5. Receiving an individualized treatment plan, just for you.

Choosing the right treatment route means your plan of care and recovery will be completely customized to fit your needs.

The main objectives of any physiotherapy care plan is to address a patient’s physical goals, pinpoint and treat the pain source, optimize the patient’s ability to function independently, and set him or her up for long-term success.

These outcomes can be achieved through the following kinds of physiotherapy techniques:

  • Manual therapy, such as joint mobilizations and massage therapy
  • Therapeutic exercises
  • Dry-needling, electrical stimulation, ultrasound, diathermy, orthotics and prosthetics, and kinesio taping
  • Neuromuscular re-education, for example, balance training
  • Acupuncture and chiropractic care

Your physiotherapist will conduct a thorough checkup and look at your medical history. Then you’ll receive an individualized treatment plan, and the healing can begin! Your plan is adapted to address your specific needs and ideal lifestyle.

The success of the plan relies on your feedback throughout the treatment process, which gives you more control in your recovery.

How can physiotherapy help relieve my pain?

Hip and knee pain can be extremely frustrating because it appears that no matter what you do, if you move, you will experience pain. However, there are ways to reduce your pain in the long run.

It may take some time and effort on your part, but physiotherapy has been shown time and again to help patients of all ages and backgrounds reduce hip and knee pain.

Why does physiotherapy provide such long-lasting pain relief? There are several reasons for this, including:

  • Helping you live a healthy and active life. Chronic hip and knee pain can be improved significantly through regular exercise and a healthy lifestyle. Of course, you have to be able to move without significant pain to exercise – something that is made much easier by physiotherapy. Your physiotherapist can help you improve your hip and knee pain significantly and teach you ways to exercise so that you avoid injuring your joints. Through physiotherapy, you can regain strength and mobility so that you can lead a more active lifestyle.
  • Discovering how to move in the proper ways. Many times the pain you are experiencing in your hip and knee is related to unhealthy movement patterns. They may have been learned over time or in response to an initial injury. Those unhealthy movements cause added strain on your joints and lead to further pain and injuries. Your physiotherapist will help identify unhealthy movement patterns and give you advice to replace those patterns with ones that will protect your joints from further injury.
  • Preventing future injuries. One of the big frustrations with joint pain is that it never seems to fully go away. Even if you rest for a while and feel better, when you go out and start moving again the injury can flare up all over again. But with physiotherapy exercises, you get much stronger than you were before. The added strength allows your muscles to better support your joints, so you are less likely to experience additional irritation in the joint.

 

Are you ready to start living a more comfortable life?

Are you ready to finally find long-lasting relief and stop settling for constant discomfort and pain? Discover the holistic methods of physiotherapy, massage, acupuncture, and chiropractic care today.

Contact Creekwood Physiotherapy in Edmonton, AB today to request an appointment and start on the path towards a more painless life.

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