In 2005, the Wall Street Journal reported that about 75 million Americans suffer from chronic pain. The report said that the numbers are so high “in part because of poor access to and understanding of the best therapies available. Undertreated pain ruins lives[.] But innovations in pain management hold hope.”Even before the 2005 report, Function1st Physical Therapy has been practicing the most advanced evidence-based treatment protocols specifically designed for:
- Chronic pain from stroke
- Myalgia and Neuralgia
- Rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteoarthritis
- Gulf War Syndrome
- Lymes Disease
The Function1st Physical Therapy Pain Management Program provides easy access to the latest evidence-based drug free treatment options proven to be most effective.
At Function1st Physical Therapy our highly trained, caring professionals will design a treatment Program to address pain reduction, increase strength, reduce fatigue, improve balance, improve cardiovascular and musculoskeletal endurance, improve range of motion and return patients to their active lifestyle.
Exercise Components incorporate Pilates, Sara Meek’s exercises, cardiovascular equipment such as treadmills and bikes, strengthening activities including weights and resistance equipment, and a variety of balance and spinal strengthening activities.
Pain reduction techniques include manual techniques such as effleurage massage, myofascial release, muscle energy techniques, cranio-sacral therapy, gentle mobilizations as well as moist heat, ultrasound, electric stimulation, laser, and iontophoresis.