Physiotherapy Can Relieve Your Pain Naturally
A healthy, strong, and active lifestyle is what everyone strives for. However, it is not always easy to obtain, especially for those suffering from pain. The very thought of going out and exercising with your aches and pains may leave you feeling uncomfortable or even depressed. However, there is, fortunately, a simpler solution to gaining the active lifestyle you desire. Our physiotherapists at Leaps and Bounds: Performance Rehabilitation can help you achieve desirable levels of health and fitness, all while reducing your pain. If you are looking for a healthier, stronger, and more active lifestyle, book an appointment today!
How do I begin?
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle takes work, but once you get into the groove of it, it becomes much easier. For example, eating nutritious foods is one of the easiest ways to improve your health (although we know those sweets are hard to kick.) Physical activity is really hard to get into the habit of doing, especially if you are being held back by chronic pain. Some people try to mask their symptoms with anti-inflammatory or pain-relieving medications, while others, unfortunately, give up on the idea of being active altogether. Luckily, there is an alternative option: physiotherapy. With the help of one of our Oakville, ON physiotherapists, it is possible to reclaim your pain-free, healthy lifestyle, and get back to doing the activities you love.
What exactly is physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy generally consists of three important phases: pain relief, strengthening, and functional re-integration to your activities. Some people are apprehensive toward physiotherapy because they believe it will hurt them; however, that is not exactly true. When it comes to pain relief, our physiotherapists at Leaps and Bounds: Performance Rehabilitation will help you work within the limits of your pain so that your body learns how to adapt to the gradual loading through exercise. So as an adaptive response over time, the body perceives that assigned load as less alarming and responds appropriately by reducing your pain. When that occurs, we can add a little bit more loading or exercise to your program of care. This is a surefire way to make you better. Now, with that said, there are some times when your pain response can be a little more heightened than it should be and needs to calm down. If that is the case, then your physiotherapist can use pain-relieving modalities like manual therapy or acupuncture, for example, to help relieve that pain temporarily so that you can get moving.
But make no mistake, there is a line between feeling better and getting better, and an active rehabilitation program will get you better. Our physiotherapists at Leaps and Bounds: Performance Rehabilitation will cater your treatment plan around specific movements designed to increase your strength, flexibility, balance, and overall mobility, and they will make sure that you feel safe and confident performing them at home or in your studio, or gym.
Ultimately, your physiotherapy goal should be living the life you want, free from painful limitations. That can only happen when you apply the concepts you learn from your sessions at Leaps and Bounds: Performance Rehabilitation to the outside world. Our physiotherapists are dedicated to that cause and they will encourage you to achieve all the goals you set forth for yourself.
How will physiotherapy help me?
The purpose of physiotherapy remains the same, no matter what you are seeking its services for. Perhaps you are still suffering from the lingering pain of an injury. Perhaps you are recovering from surgery and trying to get your range of motion back. Perhaps your joints simply aren’t what they used to be, and you are looking for relief. Whatever the case may be, physiotherapists are dedicated to relieving your pain and getting you back to your peak level of physical health.
A physiotherapist is a movement specialist, educated in analyzing mobility and loading issues related to walking, running, jumping, bending, squatting, lifting, pushing, and pulling, and other movement patterns. Our physiotherapists can identify problems and create customized treatment plans aimed at improving those problems. Through in-office sessions and at-home exercises, patients strengthen their muscles and joints, improve their balance, build endurance, and experience pain relief, all without the unwanted harmful risks of drugs or surgery.
What should I expect?
Everyone has different needs based on the conditions of their bodies. There is no cookie-cutter approach to health and wellness, as one treatment plan may not work the same for one person as it would for another. Your physiotherapist at Leaps and Bounds: Performance Rehabilitation in Oakville, ON will work closely with you to evaluate your mobility, strength, balance, and severity of pain. They will take into account your ultimate physical goals and they will create your treatment plan based on those.
In the end, an active lifestyle is more than possible, even if you struggle with chronic pain. If you are looking to improve your health, look no further – we are here to help. Schedule an appointment at Leaps and Bounds: Performance Rehabilitation today and get started on your journey toward better health and wellness!