Is Physical Therapy painful?

Physical Therapy is designed to utilize a variety of treatment modalities to help relieve symptoms and maximize function. Treatments may consist of hands on manual therapy, dry needling, grade IV laser, electrical stimulation as well as hot and cold therapies.

Of course, at times therapy can be painful, especially when dealing with certain diagnosis. Your therapist and staff will work to optimize your outcomes while communicating with you regarding the discomfort you are feeling and work to find a balance that provides you with the best outcomes. It is important that you communicate what you are feeling during your treatments in regards to pain level, intensity and location.