Physical Therapy

Arlington Pain & Therapy

Pain Management Physicians & Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine Specialists located in Arlington, TX & Mansfield, TX

When you’re in pain, you may think rest is the best thing for you. But inactivity may worsen your pain. The experienced team at Arlington Pain & Therapy understands the importance of activity when it comes to pain management, which is why physical therapy is such an important part of their treatment philosophy. To schedule an appointment with the pain specialists or physical therapist, call the office today.

Physical Therapy Q & A

What is physical therapy?

Physical therapy is a specialized area of health care that focuses on improving functional limitations so you can get you back to doing the things you enjoy without pain. The physical therapists at Arlington Pain & Therapy have undergone years of highly specialized training so they can properly evaluate and assess your physical limitations and then design an exercise program that improves your overall function and health.

In many cases, working with a physical therapist to help you manage your pain may help prevent your need for more invasive interventions, such as surgery. The physical therapists at Arlington Pain & Therapy use various techniques to restore function, including active, passive and strengthening exercises.

Am I a good candidate for physical therapy?

Your specialist at Arlington Pain & Therapy determines if you’re a good candidate for physical therapy. You may be referred to physical therapy for:

  • Sports injury
  • Work or personal injury
  • Recovery after surgery
  • Chronic pain management

You may also get a referral to an occupational therapy program to help you live better with your injury or disability.

What can I expect during physical therapy?

Your physical therapy program is individualized to meet your specific functional and mobility goals while keeping your medical history and physical abilities in mind. During your initial evaluation, your therapist spends a lot of time with you reviewing your health and assessing your physical strength and limitations. Your therapist also works with you to develop your functional goals, which helps direct treatment.

Your treatment may include:

  • Strengthening exercises
  • Stretching and range of motion exercises
  • Massage, heat, or cold therapy

To help you reach your functional goals, your therapist may have you come in for one-on-one treatment a few times a week for several weeks. Your therapist may also provide you with an at-home exercise program to help you maintain the progress made during therapy and potentially get better faster.

The team at Arlington Pain & Therapy focus on improving your quality of life, restoring function, and reducing pain. Physical therapy is an important part of your treatment plan that can help you achieve these goals. For comprehensive pain management, call Arlington Pain & Therapy today.