A recent National Health Interview Survey determined that 50.2 million adults (20.5%) in the US reported pain on most days or every day, with the most common pain locations in the back, hip, knee or foot. Other, more persistent pain diagnoses include fibromyalgia, orofacial pain, complex regional pain syndrome, TMJ dysfunction, headaches and joint pain stemming from Ehlers Danlos Syndrome or hypermobility.
At Bethesda Physiocare, We Listen.
Not all Physical Therapists are created equal. Physical Therapy schools often lack the curriculum that addresses symptom management of the Chronic Pain population. At Bethesda Physiocare, our physical therapists strive to provide specialized care to Chronic Pain Patients utilizing the latest and best evidenced-based interventions in existence. We are not here to provide cookie cutter exercises that anyone can do at home. We are here to support you in a journey of breath work, lifestyle management, movement, exergaming, and dry needling, as applicable. We think outside of the box and take pride in our work. Here at Bethesda Physiocare, we have helped thousands of patients find relief from their chronic pain. Our most common patient statement is, “you all actually listened to me.”
How We Treat Chronic Pain
Our Physical Therapists are highly trained in a multitude of Chronic Pain Management techniques, each bringing his or her own style into each session. We have often succeeded when “Traditional” therapy has failed. These techniques may include:
- Breath Work
- Yoga/Pilates Movement
- Manual Therapy
- Dry Needling
- Exergaming (you won’t even know you’re exercising!)
- Posture Training
- Work-space Modifications
What to Expect from Your Chronic Pain Appointments at Bethesda Physiocare
On your initial visit, our Physical Therapist will conduct an intake of your Chronic Pain History and how you’ve tried to manage your pain through the years. Our focus going forward will be on creating a plan with you that allows you to move more freely with reduced pain. At Bethesda Physiocare, our therapists want you to be educated about the mechanisms of chronic pain, especially in regards to the central and peripheral nervous system. Empowering our patients with knowledge is a trademark of our physical therapy sessions at Bethesda Physiocare. Contact us online or call (301) 656-5613 today to learn more about treatment options.