If you or someone you care about is experiencing ongoing pain, you may not know who to turn to. Often people in pain are “shuffled around” from specialist to specialist, at a time when they are at their most vulnerable. The doctors and physical therapists at Northwest Spine and Pain and Outlook Physical Therapy are committed to changing that. They will listen to you, help diagnose your problem and help you find relief from pain. If you are suffering from headaches, spine fractures, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, or a host of other ailments, they can help you get your independent life back.
Outlook Physical Therapy and Northwest Spine and Pain Center offer their patients a state of the art choices in technology. You no longer need to go to Portland or Sacramento to find experts in pain management as they are right here in our neighborhood and offer a comprehensive approach to health care. As a patient, you will immediately notice a difference in care and see that physical and surgical treatment can be performed in one location. “Many people do not realize that there are times when surgery is not as effective,” Mike Pennington, a physical therapist at Outlook says. “If you look at Carpel Tunnel for example and someone has surgery, within five years the patient can get it back again. Physical therapists are in emergency rooms now, treating for pain rather than just using drugs to control it. Instead of being loaded up with toxins, we’ll try and do some natural methods first.”
Outlook’s approach to patient care is unique in that each patient is matched with their own specialized physical therapist, who treats them throughout their recovery. Treatments vary widely as there are about a hundred types of treatment they can do and will find out what works best for each individual patient. The field of physical therapy is always changing and the staff at Outlook is committed to staying on top of the newest breakthroughs in therapy. “It is a commitment to the community,” Mike says. “To us, this is not a job, it is a calling. We take care of people and make them feel better.” They work with numerous doctors throughout the Rogue Valley and hope that local physicians continue to trust them. “I hope that doctors give us a chance. If we are not making a difference within four visits then go ahead and use drug therapy, but see what a difference physical therapy can make for patients first when it is indicated.”
“Most people who come into physical therapy think they will go through some exercises and that will be about it. We look at the whole picture though what’s going on in your life whether it is problems with your job, a divorce or maybe a recent death and (unresolved) grief. We listen to our patients and together we decide how to approach treatment. If you can understand the patient, treatment is more effective.”
Physical therapy is almost an art form-knowing how to treat an individual’s pain as well as keeping up with ever-changing knowledge. “It should be a patient’s first stop. We can work on a range of motion, release trigger points and enable people to move on with their lives-pain free.” If you are looking for other treatment options then you can try out spine experts in the New Jersey area. At New Jersey Spine Surgeons, we provide comprehensive and compassionate care for every part of your spine providing excellent medical services.