Chronic Pain

Chronic Pain

Don't Just Survive With Chronic Pain

Do You Suffer From Chronic Pain?

According to the American Academy of Pain Medicine, chronic pain affects 100 million American adults. This is more than heart disease, cancer and diabetes combined. It can plague young and old alike and strikes everyone differently. Many chronic pain sufferers have resigned themselves to a life of pain and narcotics, but fortunately physical therapy can help.

Chronic pain is very complex; so don’t expect one treatment to be the cure-all. Often, the only way to approach it is with a combination of treatments such as medications, lifestyle changes, psychological treatments and massage/physical therapy.

 

Warm water therapy allows patients to move freely without the pain experienced on land, due to the water’s unweighting properties.

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At Oasis, we offer everything from aquatic and massage therapies, to community classes and sports medicine. Learn how we can help you today.

Therapy & Treatment

The reasons for chronic pain vary from an initial trauma, serious infection or an ongoing cause of pain such as arthritis, cancer or autoimmune disease. At Oasis Physical Therapy, we teach our patients simple and safe exercises both on land and in water. Warm water therapy allows patients to move freely without the pain experienced on land, due to the water’s unweighting properties. Water exercise acts as a bridge from a daily life of pain to an independent life with controlled pain or no pain at all. After noticeable improvement in the water, we can help you transition to exercises on land and ultimately return to the daily activities you love!

Simple lifestyle changes can also decrease chronic pain; such as increased water intake, exercise, eating more fruits and veggies, getting more sleep and increased vitamin D or sunshine. Many of these actions are free and just require your time and commitment.

If you or someone you love suffers from chronic pain, please contact us for a free consultation. We look forward to working with you to relieve your pain!

Feedback from a patient:

I had a re-occurrence of plantar fasciitis. My podiatrist recommended physical therapy. I chose Oasis Physical Therapy because I had been treated here before. When I arrived, I couldn’t put even the slightest weight on my foot or even walk across the kitchen. The Therapists didn’t want to do physical therapy on land because it caused me so much pain. They suggested pool therapy. Twice a week, they showed me exercises to do in the pool. When you are weightless in the pool, nothing hurts! I was working on the treadmill and doing weight-bearing exercises, getting stronger and stronger.

After making good progress, the therapists reminded me that real life isn’t in the pool, so we added land therapy to my treatment. Once Oasis opened small classes in the pool, I was happy to exercise in such a socially welcoming environment. I really enjoyed the class so I continued with aquatic classes even after my therapy ended. The staff at Oasis really cares about the whole person.

— Meg M.

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