At Tindle and Associates, we use therapeutic programs that apply hands-on techniques to aid our patients in recovering from chronic pain. Our first goal is to get rid of the pain, not simply "manage" it.
Our staff works with patients to help them achieve and restore a life of independence and comfort. Tindle & Associates employs many different non-invasive treatments and is careful to ensure our patients are as comfortable as possible during treatment. Treatment plans will be designed uniquely for each patient, and may not just be a single technique. Instead, the program would include a combination of treatment options with the goal of significant pain relief. Two such techniques are myofascial release and soft tissue mobilization which aids in restoring and facilitating proper movement patterns.
Instead of simply helping our patients recover after injury or surgery, we strive to help them get back to their original way of life. Whether suffering from a knee injury, chronic back pain, or something else entirely, we help our patients diminish the pain and return to life as quickly as possible.
Tindle & Associates use occupational therapy and other techniques to help chronic pain in the following ways:
Here are a few examples of how we treat common injuries:
- Utilizing skilled and specifically directed manual therapy
- Training patients in self-management strategies, adaptive techniques, and equipment use
- Training patients in exercises that restore flexibility, endurance, and strength
Chronic low back pain - Once assessed, a patient may be taught how to use tennis balls for self massage to rid himself of trigger points in the lower back.
Chronic hand pain: In addition to receiving manual therapy to free up restricted tissue, the patient may be taught how to use contrast bathes to the hands to decrease inflammation and greatly increase healing time.
Chronic neck pain: To begin, the patient would receive hands-on manual therapy to reduce the pain and free up the soft tissues. They may also be taught deep diaphragmatic breathing techniques to change the way the brain interacts with the pain signal.
How Austin, Texas Supports Occupational Therapy
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