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Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy to Treat Pain Pain can result from an injury like an ankle sprain or broken arm. Also, pain is typically present following surgery. It can be a key symptom of many conditions including arthritis, tendonitis, and chronic pain syndromes like fibromyalgia. Physical therapy is effective for addressing the full spectrum of pain, regardless of the source.

Physical therapy aids pain relief by multiple means. Specifically:

  • Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation
  • Heating modalities (hot packs, ultrasound)
  • Hydrotherapy (whirlpool) 
  • Cooling modalities (ice, cryocompression) 
  • Customized therapeutic exercise in our on-site gym 
  • Personal home exercise programs and lifestyle modification 
  • Postural education and functional training to reduce pain during daily activities

Modalities act on your nervous system to block pain and break the pain-muscle spasm-pain cycle. This allows the body to take advantage of a “break” from pain and help to heal itself. Maintaining a healthy level of activity is critical for managing pain. In order to determine the right amount for you and your specific condition, a physical therapist will teach you to pace your exercise intensity and frequency. 

Fibromyalgia Chronic pain conditions are especially serious and result in a dramatic loss in function. For example, fibromyalgia is becoming a well known condition that affects more than 5 million people in the US. It continues to frustrate both patients and providers due to the ongoing unknowns of cause and effective treatment. However, evidence shows that physical activity can have a positive impact on patients suffering with a chronic pain condition. Determining the right amount of exercise for a patient with a chronic pain condition is an appropriate role for a physical therapist.

Regardless of the source of your pain, consider seeking physical therapy to find some relief. Please call us at Pouzol Physical Therapy to learn more.

"For a sophisticated and finest physical therapy and for the warmest and most effective encouragement you can't find a better guidance then at Pouzol Physical Therapy. "

- Ansley Throckmorton

"I highly recommend Teri Carr, PT. She is an extraordinary physical therapist and care giver. Her years of experience and constant continued learning make her an absolute expert. She is such a caring person and very effective. She works with her patients to find a plan that will work for them. She focuses on pelvic floor issues – including nerves in the pelvis. She is the only expert listed for the state of Maine for pudendal neuralgia. I am so lucky to have her as my therapist.

The staff here is also excellent. Everyone is upbeat and helpful, from the owner (Doug) to the support staff (Katie). I’ll never go anywhere else for physical therapy! "

- Robin T.

"Teri Carr and the crew at Pouzol's Physical Therapy have been extremely helpful with dealing with my health issues. The Pelvic Floor therapy for my abdominal pain has increased my quality of life twofold and when I had back issues last year Teri helped me with pre and post surgery pain and recovery. The atmosphere there is a place of healing and the people are all very friendly and I consider them as friends. I would recommend them to everyone and come to think of it I have. "

- Tammy Light

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