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Physical Therapy in Mesa AZ, Don’t live with the PAIN!
If you think that growing older automatically leads to back pain, here’s some great news; it doesn’t! Many people suffer from pain which can be chronic or from previous injuries. Yet, many people still believe their aches and pains are a natural part of aging. They’re not. A good physical therapy program can help maintain your physical abilities, as well as maximize your potential for enjoying your normal activities. Our effective Mesa AZ physical therapy program can also prevent or limit physical deformity, and allow you to enjoy for example walking, bending, reaching, running, and playing tennis or golf. Range of motion and strengthening exercises can prolong your mobility which has been proven in reducing other chronic debilitating conditions such as heart disease and stroke.
Knowing The Right Expert To Help You
Physical therapists are medical musculo-skeletal specialists, meaning they are the experts when it comes to the mechanics of the body and how the muscles, joints and skeletal structure work with one another. Good physical therapy recognizes that the most effective treatments are not modalities that depend solely on ultrasound, cold or heat therapy, but rather a skilled hands-on approach to examination and treatment. Studies have proven that manual therapy and specific exercises producebetter and faster results than traditional exercise based physical therapy.
Treating The Cause Of Your Back Pain
At On the Mend On the Move Physical Therapy it is our goal to find the cause of the symptom and correct it, not just treat the symptom. By treating the root cause of the pain, patients can remain in a healthier state longer. At On the Mend On the Move Physical Therapy our highly trained and skilled physical therapists use proven hands-on manual therapy techniques to help people of all ages become free of pain and get back to living. If your back pain prevents you from standing for long periods, bending down to pick up objects, or getting up and down from the floor to play with children or grandchildren it’s time to come to On the Mend On the Move Physical Therapy and restore your quality of life.
Call today so you can get the relief you need and deserve. Our 2 office provide Physical Therapy in Mesa AZ.
Boradway and Power 480-354-2911 or Country Club and Baseline 480-436-5099
Mesa AZ Physical Therapist Helping with Pain Management
When you are in pain, there are many options that can help reduce your pain. Physical therapy (PT) involves the treatment, healing and prevention of injuries or disabilities. PT helps to relieve pain, promote healing, and restore function and movement. The therapists at On the Mend On the Move Physical Therapy focus on decreasing your pain. Treatments include:
- Manual therapy
- Pain relief exercises
- Strengthening exercises
- Low-impact conditioning
- Specific Core Strengthening
The result is safe and effective pain relief with a return to the normal activities you enjoy. Give us a call today so we can get you back to the activities you love!
Mesa AZ Physical Therapist Safely Treating Back Pain
After an episode of low back pain has lasted more than a week, or if there are frequent recurrences of low back pain, it is important to visit a physical therapist for back treatment. In general, the goals of back pain exercises and physical therapy are to decrease pain, increase function, and provide education on a maintenance program to safely prevent further recurrences. The Mesa AZ Physical Therapists at On The Mend On The Move Physical Therapy specialize in this!
Passive physical therapy modalities (heat/ice packs, TENS units, ultrasound) are only done when necessary to help the patient reduce pain and inflammation. On The Mend On The Move Physical Therapy specializes in manual therapy treatment and individualized exercise programs to rehabilitate the spine. This means hands on therapeutic approach for you! The body functions best when we maintain the natural alignment of all the curves of the spine. This natural alignment is called “neutral spine.” This is the position where there is the least stress on the bones, discs, nerves, ligaments, muscles and tendons of the back.
The On The Mend On The Move Physical Therapy in Mesa AZ safely teaches you how to maintain neutral spine in all daily activities, which significantly lowers the risk of re-injury to the spine as well as decreases pain. We also teach you safe body mechanics which can be incorporated into your daily life. Every patient receives customized treatments and exercises to ensure they are recovering safely and with the best results. When patients are taught how to take care of themselves, they take control of their own lives. They are encouraged and empowered to get better and stay better. This is what we want for all of our patients!
Come Get the RESULTS YOU DESERVE!
Physical Therapy in Mesa AZ Helping People with Aches and Pains
Many people have aches or pains in their neck and back, but it may not always be isolated to those regions. The pain can also travel into arms or head/forehead as well as radiate into the gluts, groin, hip and legs/feet. Each episode of back stiffness and pain can become progressively worse and last longer and travel farther from its origin. If you don’t stop the cycle and figure out the cause of each episode, accumulation of damage to your body may lead to eventual failure of the spinal structures.
However, if you address and treat the root cause of your pain early, drastic measures such as surgery can often be avoided.
ICE & HEAT
For muscle pain from overuse or injury, rest that body part and take acetaminophen or ibuprofen depending on what your doctor may advise you is best. Apply ice for the first 24 – 72 hours of an injury to reduce pain and inflammation. After that, heat often feels more soothing.
Be sure to get plenty of sleep and try to reduce stress. The amount of sleep is dependent on your body. Some people only require 7 hours, others 9. Also, make sure you have a good mattress and sleep on your side or back with pillow support for your legs. If you sleep on your side, put the pillow between your legs. If you sleep on your back, put the pillow behind your thighs.
Regular exercise can help restore proper muscle tone. Walking, cycling and swimming are good aerobic activities to try. Be sure to warm up before exercising and cool down afterward. A On The Mend On The Move PT, providing physical therapy in Mesa AZ, can teach you stretching, toning, and aerobic exercises to feel better and stay pain-free. Drink lots of fluids, begin slowly, and increase workouts gradually. Avoid high-impact aerobic activities and weight lifting when injured or while in pain. Consult one of our therapists or your doctor before trying exercises you are unsure of doing.
Physical therapy is the science of blending medical physiology with exercises and hands on techniques. These principles are then applied to the body when an injury is sustained. Physical therapy for back and neck conditions focuses on rehabilitating the structures that support the spine and its joints including muscles, tendons, and ligaments.
Finally, all of the Physical Therapists in our Mesa AZ offices are Doctors of Physical Therapy. They are able to provide quick relief to sports injuries or injuries that have built up over a long period of time. Patients who have needed to use medications in the past have been able to stop using them and are able to manage their own symptoms if they feel the pain coming on again.
Call one of our 2 Physical Therapy Offices in Mesa AZ today to get back to the activities and quality of life you are used to! Broadway and Sossaman 480-354-2911 or Country Club and Baseline 480-436-5099.
Mesa AZ Physical Therapy offering free class!
We are very pleased to offer the following class. The class is open to all Physical Therapists in Mesa AZ, Physical Therapy Students, Doctors, PA’s, Patients and the general public.