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Thousand Oaks Physiotherapist Treating Repetitive Motion Injuries

by Cheryl Schuhmann-Wertheimer, PT, DPT, September 30, 2015

How To Treat Repetitive Motion Injuries In Thousand Oaks

Whether you’re dealing with a new injury or a painful condition that has bothered you for years, our physiotherapist in Thousand Oaks can help you get better and get moving comfortably again.

Many patients don’t realize that after a tendon problem or other injury, or even a major health event such as surgery or stroke, that physical therapy is an option to help them return to optimal health again.

The body has a truly amazing ability to heal, strengthen, and improve. Recovering “normal” motion and movement patterns are key.

Cost-Effective, Long-Term Pain Relief

While standard pharmaceutical treatment such as muscle relaxers or prescription pain medications can bring fast, temporary relief, they rarely solve problems brought about by injuries or repetitive motion. In fact, not working the injured area to return it to full strength and range of motion can prolong a problem. It can even result in pain in other areas of the body that are attempting to compensate for the underlying injury.

Many patients tell us they wished they’d begun treatment at our office first.

Repetitive Motion Injuries Overview

Repetitive motion injuries are among the most common injuries in the United States. All of these disorders are made worse by the repetitive actions of daily living.

Repetitive motion injuries make up over 50% of all athletic-related injuries seen by doctors and result in huge losses in terms of cost to the workforce. Simple everyday actions, such as throwing a ball, scrubbing a floor, or jogging, can lead to this condition.

The most common types of repetitive motion injuries are tendinitis and bursitis. These two disorders are difficult to differentiate and many times may coexist. 

Reference: https://www.webmd.com/fitness-exercise/repetitive-motion-injuries

A Better Prescription: Keep Moving!

Athletes & weekend warriors alike, in many cases, are starting physiotherapy immediately after an injury, instead of prescriptions and full rest for the injured area.

Fortunately, because physical therapy is proven cost-effective and safe, consumers have the option of direct access to physiotherapy. This may include traditional physical therapy, massage, spinal decompression, or laser therapy treatments.

If an injury or strain is preventing you from being as active as you want or need to be, call our Thousand Oaks physiotherapists for help. Convenient office hours and a variety of treatments will help you get you back on track and return to your normal activities.

Our goals for our patients are always:

  • Reduced pain
  • Provide Immediate relief
  • Recover your active lifestyle
  • Increase flexibility & movement
  • Improved core stability

Don’t assume pain is something you have to live with!

If you are looking for a Thousand Oaks Physiotherapist look no further than Transitions Therapies West. Call our office today at (805) 496-2189 to schedule a consultation.

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