Physical Therapy and Pain

Visiting a physical therapist can be daunting, especially when you’re in pain. Many people may feel anxious or fearful due to stories they’ve heard from others, but it’s important to remember that everyone’s experience is different. If you’re worried about pain or discomfort during your physical therapy visit, let’s address some of those concerns.

Pain is a complex symptom that affects people differently. It’s common for people to enter a state of “fight or flight” when experiencing pain, causing anxiety, fear, and a guarded physical state. Factors such as age, gender, personal history of trauma, stress levels, prior medical experiences, access to medical care, and support systems can all impact perception of pain.

At Dragonfly Physical Therapy, we understand that pain can be a significant barrier to healing. Our primary goal is to alleviate pain and discomfort to help you get back to the activities you love. While exercises, stretching, and tissue mobilization can be uncomfortable, we work with you to find a treatment approach that is right for your individual needs.

We do not subscribe to the age-old mantra of “no pain, no gain.” Instead, we take special care to minimize discomfort and prioritize your comfort throughout the therapy process. Our team is dedicated to providing a personalized treatment plan that works for you, so you can achieve your goals and enjoy a pain-free life.

Don’t let fear or anxiety prevent you from seeking physical therapy. Our team at Dragonfly Physical Therapy is here to support you every step of the way and help you overcome pain and discomfort.