Pain Management with Physical Therapy (February 24, 2018)
RadioRotary interviews Dr. Bobbie Davey of MOST (Millbrook Orthopedic & Sports Physical Therapy), which not only has facilities in Millbrook, NY, but also in nearby Rhinebeck and Hopewell. Dr. Davey deals mainly with pain management from accidents, operations, and chronic conditions such as arthritis. Pain is nature’s way of telling you that something is not right with your body. Pain is now recognized as partly psychological and partly physical, so relief of stress is an important part of treatment. Although opioids and other medicines can relieve pain, they are at best a short-term solution to a pain event, while physical therapy is a non-addictive long-term approach to relief. Strength and flexibility training will relieve many pains in joints or the back or even headaches caused by tense muscles. Improvements in balance through physical therapy help avoid falls that can be a source of pain.