Pain Relief

Individual Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy located in Long Hill Township, NJ

Effectively treating pain in your back, hips, and knees requires the skill of an experienced physical therapist. The team at Individual Physical Therapy in Gillette, New Jersey, offers innovative pain-relieving therapies to address pain from acute injuries and chronic medical conditions. Relying on advanced technology like cold laser therapy and ultrasound treatments, they can help you manage pain and improve your quality of life. Find out more about pain relief options by calling the office directly or using the online booking feature.

Pain Relief Q & A

How does physical therapy help relieve pain?

Physical therapy exercises can help relieve and prevent pain from negatively affecting your life. Initially, severe pain may make it difficult to participate in exercises that can improve your mobility. Your provider at Individual Physical Therapy can effectively treat this acute pain to make exercise more beneficial.

Once you’re able to exercise regularly, your muscles become stronger. You may also lose extra weight that is putting added pressure on your muscles, joints, and bones. Your provider creates a customized treatment plan to address your specific needs based on your ability and overall health.

Exercises typically include a combination of strengthening exercises, muscle stretching, and low-impact aerobic exercises, such as walking.

What pain relief treatments are available?

The team at Individual Physical Therapy is up-to-date on the latest physical therapy technologies available to treat a variety of issues causing pain in your feet, shoulders, hips, and knees. They offer cutting-edge, in-office treatments including:

  • Stretching and manual stretching
  • Hands-on mobilization
  • Cold laser therapy
  • Ultrasound treatments
  • Massage therapy
  • Electric stimulation

You may also benefit from different range-of-motion activities and target exercises to find relief from persistent pain.

Your provider can determine the best course of treatment based on your specific injury or underlying medical condition. They also customize exercise plans for at-home use to increase your mobility and strength.

What is cold laser therapy?

Cold laser therapy is a treatment that uses wavelengths of light to help heal a variety of muscle injuries. The treatment can stimulate your body’s own ability to heal, alleviating pain and inflammation and reducing episodes of spasms.

Treatment is noninvasive and painless. Your provider uses a handheld device to deliver laser energy to the deep tissues of your muscles. The tissue cells absorb this energy to heal muscle tears and other painful conditions.

How does electric stimulation reduce pain?

Electric stimulation uses a mild electric current to heat painful muscle tissue and reduce pain and limited mobility. Your provider delivers the electric energy through electrode patches they place in the treatment area. Controlled currents enter through your skin without the need for anesthesia.

Another benefit of electric stimulation is how the treatment stimulates your body to heal itself. The energy triggers your body to produce endorphins, a natural pain reliever, that can speed up the healing process.

Discover how physical therapy can reduce chronic pain and improve your overall functionality. Call the Gillette physical therapy office or use the online booking feature to learn more.