Physical Therapy Specialist

From Pain To Wellness, LLC

Pain Treatment Center located in Oakbrook Terrace, IL

Of all the treatments you might need to fight chronic pain, physical therapy uniquely targets your musculoskeletal system. James Gruft, MD, FAAPMR, DABPM, Stacie Wharton, PA, and the physical therapists at From Pain To Wellness LLC, in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois, provide treatments that promote healing, relieve your pain, strengthen your body, and restore your ability to move and stay active in life. To learn more about how you can improve with physical therapy, call the office or schedule an appointment through online booking today.

Physical Therapy

What are the benefits of physical therapy?

Physical therapists use structured exercise, manual therapy, and a variety of other techniques to boost healing, strengthen your musculoskeletal system, and improve your overall functioning.

Physical therapy improves your health by:

  • Increasing blood and lymph circulation
  • Decreasing inflammation
  • Releasing scar tissue
  • Restoring muscle strength
  • Improving range of motion
  • Promoting flexibility
  • Rebuilding functional skills
  • Preventing or limiting disabilities
  • Correcting body mechanics and balance

Physical therapy is at the heart of your rehabilitation from injuries and disease. It’s also one of the cornerstones of pain management.

As part of your comprehensive pain management, physical therapy does an exceptional job of addressing the physical elements associated with chronic pain.

To alleviate pain, you need to keep moving and stay physically active. Yet when you’re in pain, you can’t bear to move. Your physical therapist helps you overcome this conundrum, beginning with gentle or passive therapies and gradually building upon your progress.

What treatments might I receive during physical therapy?

The physical therapists at From Pain To Wellness have years of experience in a wide range of techniques and modalities. 

These are only a few examples of the therapies they often use with patients:

  • Strength training
  • Structured exercise
  • Balance training
  • Gait training
  • Stabilization exercises
  • Endurance training
  • Flexibility and stretching exercises
  • Visceral and nerve mobilization
  • Myofascial release
  • Therapeutic massage
  • Joint mobilization
  • Craniosacral therapy
  • Graston technique

Everyone who receives physical therapy learns and perfects effective pain management and injury prevention techniques that they can use outside the clinic. You also learn exercises and other skills to restore, maintain, and keep making progress in your overall health and fitness.

What should I expect when I begin physical therapy?

The team at From Pain To Wellness works together to ensure you receive coordinated care. That said, many people don’t realize that physical therapists are fully trained to assess patients and develop a comprehensive treatment plan.

During your first appointment, you have an extensive examination. Your physical therapist tests your strength, range of motion, muscle performance, respiration, and overall motor function. They also evaluate your balance, posture, and coordination.

The results of your testing allow your physical therapist to create and execute a customized treatment plan that addresses your specific needs.

To learn more about physical therapy or to schedule an assessment, call From Pain To Wellness LLC or schedule an appointment through online booking.