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Physical Therapy for Chronic Pain

How Health Loft Physical Therapists Can Help With Chronic Pain

Chronic pain affects tens of millions of Americans each year. At Health Loft, we understand that pain is not just a physical issue. Whether you can pinpoint where your pain is coming from or are on the frustrating journey of finding the root to your pain, Health Loft physical therapists can help.

We design tailored chronic pain treatment programs that assess your pain, design exercises to help you improve your pain and discomfort, and come up with a plan for chronic pain management moving into the future.

Along the way, we explain everything. Our Physical Therapists understand that the more you know about how pain works, why it’s happening, and what you can do to improve it, the better off you will be.

Health Loft Physical Therapists in Chicago are here to Help

We have found the best way for treating chronic pain requires a multi-pronged approach – exploring strength, mobility, posture, general health, and education on how to best perform your daily activities.

Physical Therapy Assessment for Chronic Pain

Chronic pain is often frustrating for patients, as no one should have to live with long-lasting pain that does not have a specific cause.  When addressing chronic pain, it’s important to look at the entire health of the individual.  We want to understand your sleep, dietary, hydration, work, and lifestyle habits.  We also want to understand what type of stressors you are experiencing and dealing with as all of these factors can play a role in activating and increasing your pain.  

We then perform an examination, taking into consideration your overall mobility, strength, and ability to perform your various functional tasks and activities.  These findings play an important role as to what type of exercises, stretches, and treatment options we will proscribe.  

We also seek to understand your knowledge level about pain.  One of the best interventions we can offer for you is a better understanding of how pain works, why this is happening, and ways that you can control and improve it.

How to Improve your Chronic Pain

  • Continue to get physical activity or exercise daily
  • Improve your sleep habits
  • Work on how you feed and hydrate your body
  • Reduce your stress

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Physical Therapy Treatments we offer:

Taping

  • Kiniesio Tape
  • Rock Tape
  • Athletic Tape

Specialty Services

  • Blood Flow Restriction Training
  • Dry Needling

Manual Therapy

  • Strain/Counterstrain
  • Myofascial Release (MFR)
  • Soft Tissue Mobilization (STM)
  • Muscle Energy Techniques
  • Graston
  • Asytm Therapy
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue
  • Mobilization
  • Active Release Techniques
  • Joint Mobilizations
  • HVLA manipulation

Movement Analysis:

  • Shoulder Movement Analysis
  • Lifting Analysis

Postural Retraining

  • Sitting
  • Standing
  • Work Place

Specialty Approaches

  • Maitland
  • IPA Approach
  • Mckenzie Approach

Education

  • Sport Specific Training

Exercise Program 

  • Warm-up/Cool Down Program
  • Strength/Stretching Program
  • Digital Exercise Program

For more specific advice, tips, and exercises, check out our Articles and Instagram page. To schedule an assessment of your chronic pain, fibromyalgia, or other condition with one of our physical therapists in Chicago, IL you can call (312) 374 – 5399 or schedule an appointment online.

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