You don’t have to put up with discomfort any longer!
Leading a sedentary lifestyle, lack of exercise, poor nutrition, or an injury can all contribute to daily aches and pains. The bad news? This isn’t the kind of pain that is probably going to go away on its own. The good news? Our in-home physical therapist can put you back on the right track and help get rid of those aches and pains – all from the comfort of your own home!
Whether you have recently started waking up with generalized aches and pains, or suffering from chronic pain for a long time, physical therapy has been proven to be the best possible treatment method for you. Contact On the Go Therapy Services today to learn more about how physical therapy can help your pain condition!
Do you have persistent pain in part of your body?
If you’re experiencing nagging, persistent pain, it’s likely your quality of life has declined. Your physical therapist will work to educate you on ways to keep aches and pains at bay, by living a healthier lifestyle. This can range from advice on staying hydrated and enjoying better nutrition, to exercises and stretches you can do at home.
The goal is to get you to the point where you are motivated to stay healthy without the need for regular physical therapy sessions.
How physical therapy can relieve your symptoms
Physical therapy has a wide range of tactics and techniques that can be deployed to help with pain management. To name a few:
- Joint and bone manipulation
- Tissue massage
- Manual therapy
- Cold laser therapy to release endorphins
- Movement therapy and exercise
- Microcurrent stimulation to release serotonin
Within each of those categories, your in-home physical therapist has a lot of tools and techniques at their disposal. It’s important to remember that your physical therapy treatment program will not be like anyone else’s. It all depends on your physical condition, the source of your aches and pains, and the treatment methods that are most likely to meet with results.
How does a physical therapist diagnose your pain?
During your first appointment with an in-home physical therapist, you can expect to first have a conversation about your symptoms and medical history. Your therapist will also perform some diagnostic tests as well. You should be prepared to answer questions about past injuries that may be contributing to your current aches and pains. The in-home physical therapist may also ask you about your diet, exercise routine, and daily activities, so that they have a better idea of the possible cause or causes of your aches and pains.
Based on your description of your symptoms, you will then be given a series of physical tests. These will involve posture and range of motion exercises, and possibly some strength and resistance tests. When your therapist knows where you are experiencing aches and pains and has determined the likely causes, your customized physical therapy treatment plan will be drawn up.
Your mattress might be causing your pain
While the Better Sleep Council recommends replacing your mattress every 7 to 10 years, the way you feel in the morning is a better indicator that it’s time to replace what you’re sleeping on! If your mattress was once comfortable but now seems to be at the root of your aches and pains, don’t ignore it. Physical changes like injuries, surgery, and weight change can also change your body’s position as you sleep, necessitating a faster change in your mattress.
According to Spine Health, “Sleeping on the wrong mattress can cause or worsen lower back pain. Lack of support from a mattress reinforces poor sleeping posture, strains muscles and does not help keep the spine in alignment, all of which contribute to low back pain.
Sleep comfort is also sacrificed if a mattress does not match one’s individual preferences. A mattress that provides both comfort and back support helps reduce low back pain, allowing the structures in the spine to really rest and rejuvenate as you sleep.
How does inflammation cause pain?
If you suffer from generalized aches and pains when you wake up in the morning, it could be from inflammation.Our bodies build up inflammation in the tissues throughout the day. This can be extremely subtle and you may not notice it, even by the time you lie down to go to bed.
But when we get comfortable in bed, the inflammation can thicken and settle into your muscles. This starts to immobilize your joints and can lead to aches and pains when you wake up. That same process repeats, day after day. Eventually, if you do not make any lifestyle changes to correct the problem, chronic pain will set in. This is why you need to contact our office for a consultation, before the pain leads to more serious health problems you don’t want to be at the mercy of!
Contact our practice for pain relief
There’s no reason to live your life groaning in pain. If aches and pains are starting to lower your quality of life, it’s time to take that first positive step by calling our office. Contact On the Go Therapy Services today to schedule your first appointment with a trained and licensed in-home physical therapist!