Physical therapy is a physical treatment modality that promotes optimal health and functional independence through physical intervention (therapy using mechanical force and movements). The goal of physical therapy is to improve mobility and decrease pain, making daily tasks and activities more manageable.
At Michigan Pain Consultants, we have physical therapists available onsite at five of our six Pain Management Centers.
A Physical Therapist is educated to understand the interaction of all the body parts. With this knowledge, they begin with a thorough examination to diagnose the problem and begin treatment. A Physical Therapist teaches you how to improve your body awareness. Manual therapy combined with therapeutic exercises helps you to relax better, and move more freely for longer periods. Michigan Pain Consultants Physical Therapists advise on proper posture & body movement at home and in the work place, treating injuries, consulting on fitness, strength and endurance training. Ask your Pain Specialist if your pain management program should include PT.