Chronic Pain

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In the last couple of decades, there has been a significant shift in our general health.

Commonly, a person may seek out a Physical Therapist when they experience chronic joint pain. Traditional Physical Therapy may be helpful for a person with joint pain. But often, it is limited in success because the person has many underlying issues that could be contributing to their pain and joint problem. Often, we don’t realize that the joint pain is the effect, rather than the cause.

In the last couple of decades, there has been a significant shift in our general health. There seems to be more cases of infection and inflammation induced illness, such as Lyme disease or fibromyalgia to name a couple. Whereas, historically, a person would walk into a Physical Therapy clinic with a ‘clear-cut’ history of a car accident or back injury, today, our histories are much more complex. We complicate these injuries with additional inflammatory syndromes that can prolong healing, not to mention that they can contribute to other problems such as digestive issues and immune challenges. Using solely a traditional approach today is often not enough to help us reach optimal health. In some instances, a traditional approach is aggressive and invasive.

Our therapists understand chronic pain and treat it differently.

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This is our approach to chronic pain. As Physical Therapists, we look at movement and posture. As Holistic Physical Therapists, in addition to these very important factors, we consider the whole body. Holistic Physical Therapy uses a gentle form of bodywork called Manual Therapy to locate under-lying reasons for why someone experiences chronic pain. We treat fascia of colon to unlock the SI joints, fascia of liver to relieve low back pain, we treat fascia of circulatory vessels to help chronic neck pain, to name a few. By using gentle Manual Therapy to locate and treat these underlying problems, relief from chronic pain can be achieved.

 

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