Physical Therapy For Pain Relief: Everything You Need To Know
Physical therapy is a wide ranging treatment which can help with a huge variety of different conditions. It can be used as an effective remedy for pain, and is used for pain relief and management all over the body. Here’s everything you need to know about physical therapy and how it could help you…
What Is Physical Therapy?
There are many different types of physical therapy, from musculoskeletal therapy to osteopathy to physiotherapy. Physical therapy is the term used to describe hands-on therapy which uses manipulation to treat various problems.
Physical therapy can help to relieve pain by increasing blood flow to certain areas, promoting healing and restoring function.
Which Types Of Pain Can It Help With?
Depending on the type of therapy, there are many different conditions that can be eased by therapy.
- Physiotherapy – physiotherapy is used for a wide range of conditions to increase range of movement and help with rehabilitation after injuries.
- Musculoskeletal therapy (MSK therapy) – this is similar to physiotherapy but uses a more hands-on approach. The treatment may involve a combination of mobilisation, manipulation, low level laser therapy, an exercise programme, return to fitness planning, injury prevention advice and functional rehabilitation. This helps to relieve pain and increase mobility.
- Osteopathy – osteopaths use manual therapy to stretch, massage, move and manipulate joints, helping to alleviate pain without the need for drugs. They can help with a wide range of conditions, including arthritis and fibromyalgia.
Who Can Have Physical Therapy?
Physiotherapists, musculoskeletal therapists and osteopaths are all trained to treat people with a variety of conditions and a variety of ages. From babies to the elderly, anyone can benefit from this therapy. Your therapist will put together a completely personalised treatment plan, designed for you to treat your specific condition.
You don’t need a referral from a doctor to visit a clinic like ours, so anyone is welcome to try the treatment and experience the benefits for themselves.
What If The Therapy Doesn’t Work?
Your therapist will be trained to assess the treatment they are providing and tweak it where necessary to improve results. If this still doesn’t work, they may refer you to another medical professional for further treatment.
Where Can I Find A Physical Therapist?
Here at Northwich Foot Clinic, we have a highly experienced musculoskeletal therapist and sports rehabilitator who works with premier league football teams across the North West, and a dedicated osteopath who also specialises in women’s health osteopathy. Whatever your condition, they will be able to help. If you are not sure whether you need to see an osteopath or a musculoskeletal therapist, simply get in touch today and we will be happy to help you. We have been helping people from across Cheshire and beyond manage their pain for over eight years from our friendly clinic.