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A Personalized Approach to Pain Management Treatment in Ithaca, Freeville and the Surrounding Areas

It’s common for new clients to come into one of our Finger Lakes Physical Therapy offices in Ithaca or Freeville, New York, not knowing what to expect. Many arrive with preconceptions based on past experience with primary care doctors or other clinics, and they assume they’ll be treated the same here.

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They were herded into a freezing waiting room like cattle. Wasting an hour flipping through old magazines and only getting 10 minutes with the physical therapist before being passed off to an aide. That’s not personalized care.

We realize we’ve broken the mold when it comes to offering personalized pain management services in Ithaca, Freeville, and Dryden, NY. That’s why today’s blog is dedicated to defining what effective physical therapy should be, despite how countless other clinics treat their patients.

What is Personalized Physical Therapy?

Some clinicians meet with new clients for only 10 minutes before handing them a list of the same blanket exercises they give to every patient. We do things differently at Finger Lakes Physical Therapy.

During your first visit with us, we meet with you for an hour. The success of your treatment is highly dependent on building a trusting relationship with your therapist. We want to know everything about you. We create an open line of communication with our clients, so they feel safe to ask us any questions.

Transparent communication is essential. At our pain management clinic in Freeville, we walk every client through the specific details about their condition.

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the tenth most prevalent disease in the world and estimated to be the 5th leading cause of death by the year 2050. Yet, there isn’t nearly enough information for patients.

COPD causes the airways in the lungs to become inflamed, lose shape and elasticity, making it difficult for clients to breathe. It can also cause the rest of the body to become weaker and impair balance.

Every case is unique. At our office, we take the time to discuss all of the implications of COPD for you and address your concerns. Together we create a program that can improve your capacity to exercise by building your overall strength and quality of life.

At our pain management clinic serving Ithaca, Freeville, Dryden, Cortland and Watkins Glen, New York, you’re not just a patient; you’re family. And we go above and beyond for our family. We’ll discuss your short and long term goals and design a plan that is built around your schedule to ensure success.

If you’re looking for a physical therapy clinic in Groton, avoid clinics that only spend 10 minutes on hands-on treatment. Research shows a combination of manual therapy and exercise can remarkably improve chronic pain issues. Physical therapists should be experts in human movement. Search for a qualified therapist that will work with you one-on-one, utilizing manual and hands-on techniques.

While at the clinic, you should be doing more than the same exercises you can do at home.

It’s not just about the time spent in the office, pay close attention to the at-home portion of your treatment plan. Avoid clinicians that cut corners. They should provide effective time-sensitive exercises and drills that are designed to meet your specific goals.

Work with therapists that have a wide range of expertise. Some clinicians only focus on muscles, not joints or nerves; however, many conditions require treatment plans that address various bodily systems.

Finger Lakes Physical Therapy is the top choice for many professional athletes in need of personalized physical therapy services in Dryden. Our comprehensive approach addresses short and long term goal setting so clients can successfully fulfill their rehabilitation potential. During every visit, we track your progress and review your treatment plan and make adjustments to maximize your success.

We know how important it is to create a plan that takes into account more than just your injury. Overtraining and burnout are one of the most common complaints of athletes. That’s why our expertly trained physical therapists’ craft plans that are also based on you as an individual. Our personalized approach builds routines that are challenging without overtaxing your body.

Join the Finger Lakes Family

Are you sick of receiving cookie-cutter physical therapy? We get it. You deserve to be treated as an individual. At Finger Lakes Physical Therapy in Ithaca and Freeville, NY, you are more than your medical history or your diagnosis.

Give us a call! Tell us about your concerns, goals, and expectations. We believe that getting to know the client is an integral part of establishing trust and building an effective personalized treatment plan.

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