Choosing PT over opiods. Addiction to pain killers and opioids is on the rise in the United States. Many people flock to their doctor in search of an “easy fix” to get through the day. Nine times out of ten, that results in a prescription to opioids. However, just because you deal with chronic pain, doesn’t mean you need to be stuck dependent on medications for the rest of your life.
Physical Therapy can be just as effective as opioids and the only side effect you’ll experience is a pain-free life. For more information on how physical therapy can help you, contact us for a free screening. Get back to your active life without the need for drugs.
Staying on Track. At Franklin Rehab, we believe the key factor for a patient’s relief is their understanding of all the treatment options so they can take a more active role in determining the best course of treatment for them.
Franklin Rehab has developed the 3-phase approach to recovery as our way of helping patients understand where they are in their course of treatment. By breaking your treatment into the three phases, you can avoid the most common patient mistake… thinking the problem is gone when the pain has gone away. So how will you know where you really stand? Use the Franklin Rehab 3-Phase Recovery System to manage your recovery.
PHASE 1: Eliminate & Reduce The Pain. Obviously, your first objective is to reduce the pain with the ultimate objective of eliminating it.
PHASE 2: Restore Normal Function. After the pain is under control, the goal of regular physical therapy is to restore normal function. Your goal should be to restore and prevent reoccurrence. That’s what phase 3 is all about.
PHASE 3: Strengthen & Prevent Reoccurrence. Exercise and physical therapy is the best way to avoid the reoccurrence of your injury. Re-injury and set backs are very common, particularly for patients 50 and older, who discontinue exercise before restoring the strength and flexibility necessary for normal, injury-free activity.
For more information on Chronic Pain Treatment options, download our Chronic Pain Guide here.