Eliminate Pain Without MedicationPhysical therapists can help reduce and manage many types of pain, including low back pain, which affects up to 80 percent of Americans during their lifetime. Allowing a Physical Therapist to mobilizes the spine along with specifically prescribed exercises can help alleviate the pain and can have long-lasting effects.
1 If you are at risk of heart disease, the American Heart Association encourages seeing a physical therapist for the initial treatment of pain resulting from tendinitis/bursitis, degenerative joint problems (osteoarthritis), and inflammatory joint problems (rheumatoid arthritis), rather than prescription pain medication. 2 Our Physical Therapists are a great alternative to medication and surgery for musculoskeletal pain. Research shows individuals who receive active physical therapy experience greater improvement in function and decreased pain intensity. 3 No matter what part of your body hurts, our Physical Therapists at First Choice Physical Therapy can help you alleviate or manage pain without costly medication or other invasive methods, in many cases. 4 Speaking of pain-had any non painful surgeries lately? Physical therapists can help you avoid painful, invasive and expensive surgery, in many instances.
Research shows that Physical Therapists, combined with comprehensive medical management, are just as effective as surgery when it comes to relieving the pain and stiffness of moderate to severe osteoarthritis of the knee, low back pain and many other common areas of pain. 5 Pursuing an exercise program designed specifically by a Physical Therapist can be one of the best protections from injury and surgery. Explore the many ways in which our Physical Therapists at First Choice Physical Therapy can help you improve your mobility.
As always, First Choice Physical Therapy is here to help. Our desire is to get you better without pills and without painful surgeries. Over the past 12 years we have helped tens of thousands alleviate pain and avoid surgery. What are you waiting for? Call today to let one of our highly skilled, trained and caring Doctors of Physical Therapy evaluate you today. Two locations to PAGE 2serve you-Lynn Haven and our Newest Location on Panama City Beach in the Grand Panama Village.
To your Health,
Dr. Wade M. Rinehart
Doctor of Physical Therapy
First Choice Physical Therapy
“Our PhysicalTherapists are a great alternative to medication and surgery for musculoskeletal pain.”Dr. Wade Rinehart
Excerpts of this article taken from the APTA website and the following Journals:
1 Spine, July 2008
2 Circulation, February 2007
3 Spine, July 2008
4 Spine, July 2008
5 New England Journal of Medicine September, 2008