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Physical Therapy Specialist

Centers for Pain Control and Vein Care

Pain Management Physicians & Vein Specialists located across Northwest Indiana

To help you fully recover from an injury or surgery, the pain management specialists at the Centers for Pain Control and Vein Care offer on-site physical therapy services. The skilled physical therapists at the offices in Hobart, LaPorte, Munster, and Valparaiso, Indiana, customize a care plan that promotes healing in your joints and muscles, so you can get back to your routine faster and reduce your risk for additional injuries. Find out how physical therapy can benefit your pain management plan by calling the Centers for Pain Control and Vein Care office nearest you or booking an appointment online today.

Physical Therapy Q & A

Why would I need physical therapy?

Physical therapy promotes the healing of your body following an injury or surgery. The providers at Centers for Pain Control and Vein Care may recommend physical therapy as your initial treatment for pain, as part of your rehabilitative process following surgery, or for an overall pain management treatment plan.

Some common conditions that can benefit from physical therapy include:

  • Arthritis
  • Sciatica
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Spine injuries
  • Back or neck pain
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Knee injuries
  • Carpal tunnel
  • Degenerative joint disease

You can participate in physical therapy at the Centers for Pain Control and Vein Care by making an appointment for yourself or by receiving a referral from your pain management physician before starting more aggressive treatments.

What’s involved in physical therapy?

During your initial visit, your physical therapist performs a physical exam to evaluate the range of motion you have in your spine and joints. They also assess your movements, balance, flexibility, and neurological function, as well as the location and severity of your pain.

Your therapist creates a care plan that addresses your existing needs and long-term goals. They teach you stretches and other exercises to boost your muscle strength and improve your overall function. In addition to in-office treatments, you can expect to learn exercises that you can do at home to keep you physically active.

Your physical therapy plan may also involve heat and ice therapy to treat pain and relieve muscle tension. The therapist might use ultrasound technology to heat deep muscle tissue and decrease pain or electrical stimulation to improve your mobility and help you find relief from pain and muscle spasms.

Depending on your condition, you may benefit from chiropractic care that uses manual manipulation techniques to restore spinal alignment.

What are the benefits of physical therapy?

Physical therapy offers many benefits. In some cases, you may be able to avoid surgery for an injury or disease by participating in therapy and helping your body heal naturally.

Other benefits of physical therapy include:

  • Decreased pain
  • Enhanced balance
  • Improved joint function
  • Reduced dependence on pain medications

Your physical therapist at the Centers for Pain Control and Vein Care can also provide resources to help you prevent additional injuries.

To learn more about the benefits of physical therapy for pain relief, call the Centers for Pain Control and Vein Care office nearest you or request a consultation online today.