5 Physical Therapy Tips for Back Pain
posted: Jul. 30, 2021.
Back pain can put a damper on even the most beautiful of days. You could be walking on the beach, sharing a day with your family in the sun, or simply doing tasks around the house, and the minute you feel that twinge of discomfort, that special moment can turn into a physical (and mental!) bother.
Every patient’s condition is different, and while we wish we had the answer to all injuries, we do know one thing: that physical therapy works.
Physical therapy, often called PT, uses several approaches for treating injuries. These treatment methods include prescribing specific exercises to strengthen weak muscles, using electrotherapy and shockwaves to stimulate muscles and tendons to reduce pain, and teaching patients how to move safely and more effectively.
Physical therapy can appear overwhelming at first, but over time, every patient eventually sees the benefits.
If you’re interested in trying physical therapy for your back pain, use these five tips to help you through the physical therapy process:
1. Just Start
Just like with anything - all you have to do is start. Book that consultation. Make sure you’re committed to a time that you won’t back out of. And begin. The hardest part is showing up for yourself, but once you get into a routine with this new method, it will almost come as second nature. Find the best physical therapist near you (aka La Ruffa Chiropractic & Sports Rehab!) and get started on your physical therapy journey. Back pain waits for no one, and the longer you wait, the longer the discomfort will progress.
2. Listen to your Physical Therapist
We are trained professionals, and we know a thing or two about our industry. We are here to help, so we encourage you to listen and trust us. While you might be hesitant and you might want to handle this yourself, you truly need an expert with credentials to help you treat your back pain.
We emphasize improving your total health to reduce the risk of pain or illness. You are guaranteed personal attention from our caring medical staff when you visit La Ruffa Chiropractic & Sports Rehab in Jupiter.
3. If it hurts, speak up
While we do have years of experience and countless credentials, we won’t be able to tell if you are in pain unless you speak up. You know your body best. If an exercise or movement is too much for you, just let our staff know and we will revise the plan to meet your custom needs.
4. Trust your plan of care
Our credentials, years of experience, and dedicated staff will create a plan of care specifically for you. Our team, headed by Dr. August La Ruffa, will personally custom tailor a program for your needs using the least invasive and the most effective techniques and treatments used in the practice of functional medicine. Trust our team and our plan of care and we will make sure to take good care of you and get you on a path towards freedom from back pain.
5. Prepare for the long haul
We want to preface that your back pain will not go away overnight. Like all good things, good results just take time. While we wish we could wave a magic wand and make you feel better instantly, sometimes that is not the case. It’s a long road ahead, but you have an incredible team behind your back at La Ruffa Chiropractic & Sports Rehab helping you every step of the way. Your goals and our goals are the same - get you back to living a back pain-free life!
If you’re looking to work with one of the best physical therapists in the area, then be sure to contact La Ruffa Chiropractic & Sports Rehab today! From our caring staff members to our many professional services, we’re here to improve your life. Make an appointment with us today to get started, you can call us at 561-745-1002!