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Consider PT

Think about trying physical therapy (PT). A physical therapist can help you keep moving and reduce your pain. Learn more about physical therapists, where to find one, and what they can do for you.  Ask your Doctor, she or he can help you find a Physical Therapist.

Conditions: Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid arthritis, Migraine, Back Pain, Neck Pain, Fibromyalgia, Nerve Pain, Undiagnosed pain  and many more pain issues.

Symptoms: back pain, joint pain, muscle pain, nerve pain, pain at night, pain when standing, pain when tilting head, pain when turning head, pain with movement, pain worse in the a.m., all over pain, ankle pain, arm pain, base of neck pain, elbow pain, foot pain, finger pain, hand pain, hip pain, knee pain, leg pain, lower back pain, neck pain, shoulder blade pain, shoulder pain, spine pain, upper back pain, thigh pain, wrist pain, pinched nerve, tender points, stiff joint, muscle spasms, difficulty moving neck, difficulty standing up, difficulty walking, morning stiffness, neck stiffness, posture problems, reduced joint movement, stiffness, stiffness after rest, numbness, arm numbness, foot numbness, hand numbness, leg numbness, shoulder numbness, thigh numbness, pins and needles, tingling, arm tingling, leg tingling, muscle weakness, muscle loss, weakness.

Get Moving and Engage in Life and Engage in Wellness

Get Moving and Have Fun

Pain can create a vicious cycle. When you’re in pain, you move less. When you move less, you lose muscle strength and stamina — and that makes the pain hurt more. Plus, if you’re unable to exercise, you miss out on the natural pain relief you get from endorphins — exercise promotes their production.

Physical therapy is a way to break the cycle. A physical therapist will help you get yourself moving, which is a crucial part of recovering from a painful condition that may become chronic.

 Hurt too much to move?

 PT breaks the pain cycle.  

Triggers: carrying or lifting, craning neck, exercising, gardening, heavy lifting, holding a child, housework, moving around, moving joint, pushing or pulling, putting weight on joint, repetitive motions, sports injury, twisting, standing too long, using machinery, injury, workplace injury, inactivity, not exercising, overdoing it, overuse.

Treatments: Physical therapy, exercise, range-of-motion,  muscle strengthening, resistance training, stretching, swimming, massage, occupational therapy, cold compress/ cold packs, ergonomic improvements, heating pad, hot compress, ice,  assistive devices, brace, neck collar, orthotics, splint, diathermy, electrical stimulation, TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation), traction, ultrasound.

What Happens at PT

Physical therapy can help you with pain in many ways. After a thorough evaluation your physical therapist employs approaches that range from hands-on treatment to specific exercises, that can help ease pain, build strength and stamina, prevent further damage, and improve your day-to-day functioning.

There’s no one-size-fits-all approach to physical therapy. Together, you and your physical therapist will develop a customized treatment plan. Chronic pain can get you stuck. Physical therapy gets you moving again.


How PT Works

* Active physical therapy includes things that you do, such as stretching, strengthening, and making lifestyle changes.

* Passive physical therapy includes treatments that you receive, such as manual interventions, ultrasound, electrical stimulation such as TENS, and heat or ice.

You’ll most likely get a combination of active and passive PT. See what your physical therapist thinks would help you most.

At Integrative Therapy and Wellness, LLC, I look at the entire person to determine the most appropriate course of treatment.  My team provides a full Therapy Assessment, comes to your home or your place of residence, sets treatment goals, and gets you ready to Engage in Life and Engage in Wellness.

We are a private pay company located in the Phoenix, Arizona area.  Contact me at for more information.


Thank you for reading,

Kimberly Jacob


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