As part of our comprehensive approach to pain management, CC4PM has added Toledo's premier Physical Therapy team to our staff of clinical providers. With multiple convenient locations throughout the Toledo area, our goal is to help with pain relief by improving a patient's stability, strength, endurance, flexibility and functionality. Although doing exercise may sound like a difficult process, to a pain patient, it is one of the best Pain Management options for helping to manage acute or chronic pain conditions.
By partnering with Thomas Hallett, DPT, and the staff of PT Link, we have been able to offer Toledo's most complete physical therapy and integrated pain management program. Our staff has helped thousands of Toledo physical therapy patients with their pain management and therapy needs.
Physical therapy is a highly effective treatment for all types of chronic musculoskeletal and neuropathic types of pain. Because chronic pain sufferers often become weak due to their lack of movement, one of the goals of physical therapy is to aid chronic pain patients to become stronger and more limber, while focusing on functionality and pain reduction.
The Multi-System Approach
The Multi-System approach to physical therapy is based on the concept of evaluating and assessing all of the body's interrelated systems. Developed by our Toledo physical therapy director, Thomas Hallett, DPT, it is a unique system that incorporates the most highly researched and outcome-driven treatment systems. The body systems addressed include the central nervous, musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, lymphatic, immune, endocrine, proprioceptive along with soft connective tissues.
By combining a variety of modalities and therapy techniques, our physical therapists are able to have meaningful and lasting change for patients, restoring functionality and limiting pain significantly. Through CC4PM's physical therapy, the body's systems once again learn to work effectively together.
Pain patients can benefit from this approach by reactivating and retraining the body's systems to work together, helping them achieve maximum rehabilitation potential as quickly as possible, and ensuring longer lasting results for patients of all types of chronic and acute pain.
Physical therapy techniques utilized by the Multi-System Approach include:
The McKenzie Method- Uses a progression of mechanical forces to assess symptoms and mechanical changes to the body to accurately identify structural problems
Joint Mobilization/Manipulation- Performed to allow normal joint movement by resetting the neuromuscular system so treatment modalities can be optimized
Mulligan Concepts- Therapists-applied mobilizations with movement in the extremities and sustained natural apophyseal glides to the spine to restore motion
Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF)- A dynamic neuromuscular system that links the central nervous and musculoskeletal systems, breaking poor movement patterns and posture
Sound Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (SASTM)- Utilizes specialized instruments to identify and "break up" soft tissue anomalies
Kineseo Taping- Special tape applied to restore biomechanical movement in a specific area and decrease pain
Dry Needling and Biomechanical Acupuncture- A western form of acupuncture to restore bodily homeostasis
Mirror Box Therapy- Visualization therapy to help patients with stroke, CRPS/RSD, and Phantom Limb Pain
Cold Laser Therapy- Designed for reduction of diabetic neuropathy symptoms
How Physical Therapy Helps Chronic Pain
Medical studies across the world have shown that physical therapy is the best tool in reducing pain from a injury and reducing the risk of further injury for both chronic and acute pain conditions. By working with our physical therapy team to create a program tailored to your abilities and your needs, we can help restore your functionality and keep you from further injury or re-injuring the same site. Exercising for just 30 minutes a day on at least three or four days a week will help you with chronic pain management by:
- Increasing strength in the muscles
- Improving endurance
- Increased stability in the joints
- Assisting flexibility in the muscles and joints
- Reducing risk of injury or re-injury
- Re-training body's systems to work together
- Improved functionality and work or sports participation
Keeping a consistent exercise routine will also help control chronic pain. Regular therapeutic exercise will help you maintain the ability to move and function physically, rather than becoming disabled by your chronic pain. Physical therapy tackles the physical side of the inflammation, stiffness, and soreness with exercise, manipulation, and massage, but it also works to help the body heal itself by encouraging the production of the body's natural pain-relieving chemicals. This two-pronged approach is what helps make physical therapy so effective as a chronic Pain treatment.
Occupational Health Physical Therapy Services
As part of CC4PM's comprehensive physical therapy program, we offer all our Toledo area patients a variety of services to assist both employees and employers with returning to work function. We understand that this process and can be difficult and time consuming for both employee and employer, and our Physical Therapy team works hard to keep things moving. Our reports are timely, comprehensive and reader friendly. Our therapy programs can be tailored to a specific industry or work required function. We can customize evaluations to meet a variety of work environments, and are thorough in both our testing and retraining therapy processes.
Our Toledo Occupational Therapy program includes:
- Functional Capacity Evaluations (FCE)
- Ergonomic Studies
- Job site analysis
- Transitional work therapy (return-to-work)
- Work conditioning
- Post offer screening
Within each of these categories, there's much that a physical therapist has to offer as far as variety of treatments. A physical therapist works with each occupational therapy patient to understand his or her particular pain — what causes it and what can be done to manage it. This is the kind of attention that a regular doctor doesn't often have the time to give, but a physical therapist can ask questions and talk about pain issues as you are going through your exercise routine.
Pain Management: Finding the Right Combination
The less you move, the more pain you'll experience. Conversely, the more safe, therapeutic activity and exercise you get — and the more you learn how to exercise to accommodate your pain, the less pain you'll feel and the more you'll be able to function on a daily basis.
Chronic Painful Conditions that benefit from Physical Therapy Treatment:
- Back and Neck Pain
- Tendonitis, Tendonosis and Bursitis
- Balance and Vestibular Disorders
- Musculoskeletal Injuries
- Transitional Work and Onsite Work Therapy
- Post-Operative Pain
- Pain Management
- Parkinson's Disease
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Diabetic Neuropathy
- Disease Process Management
For more information about the Comprehensive Center for Pain Management's Toledo physical therapy locations, or about the pain management programs we offer, please contact us today at 877-446-6724. You don't have to suffer in pain anymore.
Contact CC4PM and their Toledo physical therapy team today to find out how we can help you manage your pain today, and get you back to living the life you've always wanted.