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Chronic Pain Relief

Physical Therapy Services

Conveniently located in Waterloo, NY on Rte 5 & 20

Finger Lakes Physical Therapy

(315) 539-4683
"Austin's is great. They work with you to get you back in the best of shape after injuries and surgeries between working in the gym or in the pool, which is wonderful."
-- JESSICA F. --
"Brilliant physical therapists who genuinely care and want to help you! The facility is nice and up to date as well, and I love the heated pool!"
-- LISA M. --

Physical Therapy for Chronic Pain Relief

Do you have a chronic condition that’s limiting your ability to live life comfortably? If so, you aren’t alone.

Pain doesn’t always disappear on its own. For some underlying conditions, pain can linger for days, weeks, or even months. Pain is considered chronic when it persists for three months or longer. If you have been living with pain you can’t seem to shake and you’re looking for chronic pain relief, don’t hesitate to contact our office today.

At the Austin Physical Therapy Center, our advanced methods of treatment can help you find relief as quickly as possible. We’ll get you set up with a treatment plan that will manage your chronic pain the right way — without the use of harmful medications or surgical intervention.

How to know if you’re experiencing chronic pain or acute pain:

Chronic pain is a constant discomfort that lasts for 3-6 months or longer. There are several reasons why people may experience chronic pain, and it is the most common reason for seeking medical help.

Acute pain can be defined as pain that goes away on its own in a few hours, days, or weeks. An example of acute pain may be a minor ankle sprain, as the pain will subside shortly within a few days.

It can greatly hinder your quality of life by limiting your mobility, creating a dependence on prescription drugs, or even causing anxiety and depression. However, this can all be avoided with the help of physical therapy.

Common causes of chronic pain…

Chronic injury, illness, anxiety, and feeling depressed are all things that can intertwine in a complicated web and lead your neurological system to always be on high alert.

Chronic pain can appear in the form of back pain, joint pain, nerve pain, or headaches. Most cases of chronic pain stem from a neurophysiological origin. It most commonly occurs due to disease, surgical operations, overuse injuries, hereditary conditions, long-term exertion, and more.

Relieving chronic pain through physical therapy

If your chronic pain condition is posing limitations to your life, our physical therapists can assess the best ways to manage and reverse those limitations. One of the main goals of physical therapy is pain relief, and discovering the root cause of the pain to treat it, rather than mask symptoms with medicine.

At Austin Physical Therapy, we perform physical evaluations to analyze weak areas of the body, focus on places with limited range of motion, and look for any imbalances in gait or standing. All of this helps to identify the underlying causes of your chronic pain.

Once the evaluation is complete, your physical therapist will create a treatment plan unique to your specific needs. Your treatment plan may incorporate in-clinic treatments, as well as an at-home program to ensure that you are remaining healthy and active at all times.

Treatment plans will likely also include specialized, soothing manual therapy techniques to help restore soft tissue and joint movement, pain-relieving modalities, and gentle targeted exercises to improve your strength.

There’s no reason to fear physical therapy. You have so much to gain from treatment and we’re ready to help you reclaim your life. Request your appointment today and we’ll help you beat your chronic pain so you can get back to living comfortably.

Questions? Need to schedule an appointment? Call (315) 539-4683 today!