Patients who use medication to try and reduce pain will only build and encourage a dependence on the medication for relief over time. In many cases, medication will only mask the pain for short periods of time and increase the level of pain to return when the patient does not take another dosage of the medication. At Axxess Therapy Group, we offer physical therapy as an alternative treatment to medication and surgery.
This non-invasive option helps the patient’s body heal naturally and gradually over time so the patient does not need to go through intensive procedures. Surgery may be the first choice patients may choose, but it may not be necessary. In many cases, physical therapy will be the major component of treatment that helps a patient avoid continued pain and truly return to a healthy lifestyle.
Treatment involves education and participation
Physical therapy involves patient education and participation in order to be truly effective. We will teach patients to manage and relieve their pain through regular physical therapy techniques. The goal is to help patients understand and utilize the techniques to treat the pain after the initial sessions of physical therapy. We understand that patients may not be able to visit our clinic every single day and want to give them the necessary exercises to help relax the body.
This way, patients can continue long-term health after they discontinue physical therapy sessions at our clinic. We will help patients learn the techniques that promote the ability to move, reduce pain and help restore function in daily life. While we can help patients within a large age range from children to seniors, patients need to keep up active participation. Physical therapy is not a magical cure-all treatment that only requires one session. However, with a few sessions and a willingness to continue the exercises, patients will experience a long-term change to their health.
Since each patient is unique and their conditions will vary, we will customize the treatment on a patient by patient basis. The physical therapy techniques that work for one patient may not work for another. We will also adjust the treatment plan as the patient needs. With these techniques, patients can continue to prevent their symptoms from flaring up and avoid requiring more treatment in the future.
Contrary to popular belief, physical therapy is more than completing a few stretches or a massage. Physical therapy involves techniques that target the specific areas of pain that hinder mobility. We help to relieve the pain with natural means instead of building dependence to a substance.
If you are in need of physical therapy or chiropractic treatment, give us a call at (352) 304-8513. We will schedule an appointment, review your current health situation and develop a treatment plan to lead to a life free of the pain.
If you would like to learn more about physical-therapy and the various treatments we provide, call (352) 304-8513 to schedule a consultation.