Physical Therapists’ Advice to Manage Pain at Home
The general conception is that people with back pain should rest. This, however, is counterproductive. “If you can move, you should,” Michelle Friedman, lead physical therapist and owner at Atlantic Physical Therapy, says. Back and knee pain are the two most common chronic conditions with which people seek help, Nathan Koch, physical therapist and certified athletic trainer at Endurance Rehab says. Managing chronic pain is about strength, flexibility and learning how to move properly, he adds. Poor movement patterns must be corrected; otherwise the pain will not go away.