Physical Therapy Specialist

Space City Pain Specialists

Pain Management Physicians located in Webster, League City, Baytown, and Lake Jackson, TX

An essential aspect of healing from an injury or recovering from chronic pain is a comprehensive physical therapy program. The skilled providers at Space City Pain Specialists in Webster and Baytown, serving League City, Texas City, Clear Lake, and Friendswood, Texas prescribe physical therapy treatments for numerous injuries and pain conditions to restore your health as quickly as possible. If you want to regain your physical strength and reduce your need for narcotic pain medication, call Space City Pain Specialists to learn more about physical therapy or book an appointment online today.

Physical Therapy Q & A

What is physical therapy?

Physical therapy is a pain management technique involving light exercise. This approach helps you gradually build muscle mass, regain strength, and enjoy long-term pain relief without the use of narcotics.

There are several benefits to physical therapy in addition to pain management. Not only is regular exercise an important aspect of a healthy life, these activities are also specially designed for you and your overall fitness to support your recovery.

While physical therapy can be challenging when you begin, it often helps you recover quicker, strengthens your body, improves your balance and mobility, and boosts your mood. In many cases, it can also reduce or eliminate your need for narcotic pain relievers.

What can I expect from physical therapy?

Your physical therapy strategy is designed by a trained physical therapist who guides you through a series of light exercises that target the source of your pain or injury.

Common physical therapy exercises often include:

  • Planks
  • Stretching
  • Squats
  • Exercises to improve your posture

Your physical therapist also acts as your personal trainer by demonstrating the exercises and ensuring you use the proper form and technique to avoid reinjury. They also work to keep you motivated, so you don’t give up even when you feel like quitting.

How long does physical therapy last?

At Space City Pain Specialists, your physical therapist determines the number and length of your physical therapy sessions depending on the severity and cause of your pain. If you suffer from severe pain in numerous areas of your body, it’s common to have a lengthier physical therapy regimen. In most cases, your physical therapy sessions change over time as your condition improves.

When you’ve made significant improvements, your physical therapist may transition your regimen to an at-home physical therapy program. At this point, they provide carefully selected exercises and a schedule that must be followed closely so you keep growing stronger and eliminating pain.

Your physical therapist works closely with you to manage serious pain problems using the most advanced therapeutic treatments available to get you back to what you love doing as soon as possible. Your progress is also closely monitored to ensure your success.

To learn more about physical therapy, call Space City Pain Specialists or schedule an appointment online today.