If I’m In Intense Pain, Will PT Make Me Worse?

pain, physical therapy

This is a question I get asked often here at PhysioFit Physical Therapy & Wellness.

At PhysioFit, we help people with chronic neck, shoulder, and back pain with great success on a daily basis. We help them be active, fit and free from pain medication even if they have had pain for years.

But, what if your pain is sudden and extreme?

The other day, a person with low back pain called the clinic and asked a question I hear frequently:

“Should I go ahead and book an appointment now or should I wait until I’m a little bit better?”

That’s a nice way of asking, “Can you actually help me, or am I going to waste my time and leave even more disappointed and in pain than when I came to you?”

I told her, “If you are ready to make a change then let’s book now.”

The thing is, waiting until you feel better to come to PT is like waiting until you’re clean to check into rehab. You’ll never get better without instruction and support, BUT you have to be ready to commit. Otherwise, you’ll come in once or twice and then fall right back off the wagon.

Whether your problem is sudden and extreme, or chronic and nagging, we can help you.

For people who want to find out more and see if they are a good fit for our physical therapy program, we offer what is called a Discovery Session.

Click Here to Inquire About a FREE Discovery Session

This is a Free 20 minute consult with one of us.

Call (650) 947-8500 today and tell us what’s going on with you.

We would love to teach you how to make a change!

kim gladfelter physiofit 1ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Kim Gladfelter, MPT, OCS, FAAOMPT
Women's Health Physical Therapy Specialist at PhysioFit Physical Therapy & Wellness

Kim Gladfelter is a physical therapist, Pilates instructor, educator, author, and co-founder of PhysioFit Physical Therapy & Wellness. She is known as a keen, well-rounded expert of healing through movement and women’s health specialist in the Silicon Valley area.

Kim has helped men and women of all ages to stay active and feel their best. She also writes about managing pain in her health columns, blogs and the local Los Altos Town Crier newspaper as well as reaches out to the local community, support groups, schools, libraries, and sports centers to advise and educate on body awareness and therapeutic exercise.

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