A majority of pain can be relieved through physical therapy, making it a great first step towards pain alleviation. Physical therapy assists in improving mobility, restoring function, and relieving pain through the combination of stretching and strengthening exercises and medical massages. Along with your personalized and structured physical therapy regimen, modalities like electrical stimulation or ultrasound are also typically used on the affected area to facilitate and promote healing.
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, also referred to as Physiatry, is the evaluation, diagnosis, and non-surgical treatment of conditions, illnesses, or injuries associated with your musculoskeletal system, including your muscles, ligaments, tendons, nerves and bones. Physiatrists treat a wide variety of conditions and often direct a team of rehabilitation specialists. Treatment regimens typically involve a combination of manual medicine and modalities, injections, and physical therapy.
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