Physical Therapy for Chronic Pain
Chronic pain can leave you feeling powerless. You want to do the things you used to before pain took over your life, but often you just can’t. And to make things more challenging, your treatment plan may involve nothing more than medications that only mask the symptoms.
Physical Therapy Founded in Exercise Therapy
One of the best ways to take control of chronic illness and help reclaim your health is through exercise. But many people with chronic pain just don’t do it because, well, they believe it hurts. Our physical therapists have more formal training in exercise therapy than any other clinic in Oregon, which means we can help you move in a way that limits pain and is most beneficial to your mind and body.
At c.h. Physical Therapy, we show people how to make proper exercise the basis for treating chronic pain. In fact, it’s our main specialty. We have taught thousands of people in the Portland area to manage their chronic pain by using movements that protect sensitive areas.
Our work uses peer-reviewed, evidence-based exercises that have the potential to reduce the need for medication and surgery.
Physical therapists at our Portland clinic help people with:
- Chronic back pain
- Chronic neck pain
- Chronic shoulder pain
- Chronic arm pain
- Chronic spine pain
- Chronic hip pain
- Chronic knee pain
- Chronic foot/ankle pain
- Autoimmune diseases, like fibromyalgia and Rheumatoid Arthritis
What to Expect When Treating Chronic Pain With Physical Therapy
During your first session, your physical therapist will determine the main cause(s) of your pain. Things such as weakness, tightness and lack of coordination are often to blame for many of the symptoms people experience. In fact, according to research, chronic back pain is often caused by overstressing the spine with unsafe movements or lack of movement during daily activities (Arch Phys Med Rehab 2012).
After we determine the cause(s) of pain, we’ll design a treatment plan to correct them. We’ll review the plan with you in detail and share it with your doctor (with your permission, of course). Treatment will involve the right exercises performed at the right intensity and with proper technique. We’ll help you through it at each step of the way. We’ll also work closely with your doctor throughout the process to help ensure uninterrupted and consistent care.
Worried about cost? You should know our services are covered by insurance, including Medicare, Medicaid, Blue Cross, Cigna, PacificSource and many others.
Get Help With Your Chronic Pain in Portland
We’d like to start putting together a custom plan that treats your chronic pain. Call us at 503-601-9000 or use our online form get started scheduling your first session. We can answer any of your questions and talk with you about exactly how physical therapy can help you.
Let’s Talk About Your Chronic Pain
We’d like to start putting together a custom plan for you. Just call or email us with your requirements and we’ll get started today!
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