As a hands-on physical therapist, Bill Thomas is specially trained in pain management techniques that will make a profound impact on your quality of life. While millions of Americans suffer every day with chronic pain, very few people know that physical therapy offers life-changing strategies and coping mechanisms for dealing with, limiting, and overcoming the pain.
With 20 years of experience in the field of pain management, Bill recognizes how disabling pain can be and the long-term effects it can have on your life. By working closely with your physician, he and his team at Professional Therapy Solutions provide patients with the most comprehensive treatment plan with the most successful outcomes.
What’s Causing Your Pain?
Everyone experiences pain differently. Successful pain management plans look at the whole picture, taking into account all biological, psychological, and social factors that may be influencing or causing your pain. That’s why Bill Thomas, PT, takes a personal approach with every pain management patient.
Teaming with you and your physician, Bill works to understand your pain experience and develop pain management strategies focused on addressing the cause of your pain, relieving your symptoms, and educating you on how to manage your condition at home.
Chronic Pain Conditions Treated
Physical therapy can be highly effective for managing all types of chronic musculoskeletal and neuropathic pain conditions, including:
- Low back pain
- Neck Pain
- Facet Joint Syndrome - Pain Management
- Herniated Disc - Pain Management
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Spinal Stenosis
Physical Therapy for Pain Management
Physical therapy can be a highly effective treatment for breaking the pain cycle. At Physical Therapy Solutions, we take different approaches to treat your pain, including addressing the cause of the pain, providing symptom relief (such as inflammation, stiffness, and soreness), and assisting the body in producing its own natural pain relieving symptoms.
Just as important, we help you manage the emotional and physical components of your condition. Some of the treatment options may include heat therapy and cold therapy (to help reduce inflammation), massage therapy, relaxation techniques, and therapeutic exercises.
Although exercise is usually the last thing on a patient’s mind when in pain, it is an essential part of the healing process. Using our state-of-the-art exercise equipment, we educate patients on how to move safely and effectively without exacerbating the pain.
The more you learn how to exercise and the more you move, the less pain you’ll be in, and you’ll get back to enjoying your life sooner than later.
HIVAMAT® Deep Oscillation Therapy
HIVAMAT stands for (HI) Histological (VA) Variable (MA) Manual (T) Technique. This advanced therapy targets muscles, joints, and connective tissue with intermittent electrostatic waves, which creates deep oscillation. Its kneading effect penetrates deeply into the targeted body tissue with minimal pressure, rapidly relaxing muscles, alleviating pain, and reducing swelling while restoring flexibility and blood supply to the affected area.
Deep oscillation is delivered through a handheld device that is applied to the affected areas. HIVAMAT deep oscillation therapy can be used to treat a range of muscle, joint, and nerve conditions, including:
- Muscle tension, spasms, and cramps
- Whiplash and other trauma
- Pinched nerves
- Sprains and strains
- Sports injuries
- Tennis elbow
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Tendonitis and other repetitive movement issues
- Arthritis and other degenerative joint conditions
- Hip pain
- Low back pain
- Spinal stenosis
- Ankylosing spondylosis (arthritis of the spine)
- Torn ligaments or muscles
- Spinal fractures
Benefits of HIVAMAT deep oscillation therapy include:
- Relieves pain
- Decreases swelling
- Relaxes muscles
- Improves mobility
- Speeds injury recovery time
- Accelerates wound healing after surgery
- Stimulates healing of chronic injuries
How does the HIVAMAT technique work?
The oscillations generated by the HIVAMAT device accelerate healing and pain relief by bringing more blood to the affected area, which increases the amount of oxygen and nutrients. They improve range of motion and mobility by helping to break up excess fibrous tissue. They speed injury recovery by enhancing the movement of lymph through the lymphatic system, which helps decrease swelling and inflammation in the affected area.
HIVAMAT is just one of the many therapy tools Bill and his team can utilize to help relieve your pain and speed your recovery from injury or surgery.