Welcome to Reaction Physical Therapy in Arlington! Your road to recovery begins today, and we’re looking forward to working with you to get you back to doing the things you love.
You don’t have to live in pain – physical therapy can help!
If you’ve been living with pain in your joints or muscles for a week, month or even years – look no further because physical therapy can help!
A physical therapist will work directly with you to create a custom program to address your pain. Your program will include manual therapy and massage to help relieve immediate pain and discomfort, a custom designed exercise program to address key issues, and education on your pain/condition. Each aspect of your care will be uniquely tailored to your ability, goals, and interests.
Call 360-363-4246 to schedule a free pain screening appointment.
Lastly, here are 3 very important things to keep in mind to speed up your recovery:
1. Motion is Lotion
Try to keep moving as much as you comfortably can. Research has shown that staying active can be very beneficial in your recovery. It is good to continue your day-to-day activities and participate in light-exercise, such as walking. If any of these activities increase your discomfort, it is okay to discontinue them and try something else. With that being said, if you have had a recent surgery or fracture and have special instructions from your doctor, it is very important to adhere to these guidelines!
2. Hurt Does Not Always Equal Harm
Many people with pain initially limit their activity because they are afraid to cause additional damage. Your physical therapist will make an expert evaluation and if recommended, staying active will be very important in your recovery. The human body is remarkably strong and resilient, so it is highly unlikely that your normal day-to-day activities will do anything harmful to your injury. The severity of pain does not always match the level of damage to your body. Think of how painful stubbed toes can be, especially in the morning when you’re half asleep. There is very little tissue damage with a stubbed toe, but significant discomfort. With this in mind, it is important to be conscious of your pain, but do not let it scare you!
3. Try PT – Free!
We offer a free pain consultation appointment with a Jeff Carlson, our managing physical therapist, to help you better understand how physical therapy can help. Again there’s no cost for this appointment! Please call 360-363-4246 to make an appointment.
We look forward to continuing to work with you!