Chronic pain often begins as acute pain with a biomechanical origin. A movement fault or pathological movement causes inflammation which, if not addressed, becomes prolonged inflammation, arthritis, or degeneration. Without intervention, patients chronify and pain can become persistent, unmanageable, and severely limiting to quality of life and function. Chronic pain ceases to be peripheral or mechanical, instead raising the sensitivity of the CNS pain threshold which is closely associated with conditions like fibromyalgia, CPRS, and central sensitization. Needless to say, the opiate epidemic is reflective of the challenges and difficulties of addressing chronic pain.
Wave Physical Therapy helps patients rehabilitate from pain by understanding each patient’s unique pain story. Through therapeutic exercise, neuromuscular rehabilitation, movement science, and manual therapy, patients can reconnect mind and body and address the biomechanical source of pain. By restoring biomechanical deficits, whether it’s mobility deficits, strength deficits, neuromuscular tension, or coordination deficits, patients can reduce the stress placed on the body and reduce or alleviate symptoms of arthritis, DJD, acute pain, and chronic pain. Whether you are in the acute stage of pain or in late stages of chronification, physical therapy can help rehabilitate patients to reduce pain, prevent further injury, and most importantly, return to function.