Certified Pain Science Experts at Fremont Therapy Group
Nearly 20 million Americans suffer from chronic pain that interferes with their daily activities, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The CDC reviewed the National Health Interview Survey and found that 1 in 5 Americans, or about 50 million people, suffer from chronic pain.
Of those, 8%, or about 19.6 million, suffer from pain that interferes with their daily lives and this chronic pain is the primary reason Americans are on disability.
With our team of physical therapists, we will help you focus on empowering and activity-driven goals that can reduce pain and improve your quality of life.
The CDC’s recommendations point to “high-quality evidence” that treatments provided by physical therapists (PTs) are especially effective at reducing pain and improving function in cases of low back pain, fibromyalgia, and hip and knee osteoarthritis.
At Fremont Therapy Group and Rocky Mountain Sports we have a highly skilled team of therapists who specialize in the treatment of pain.
These strategies begin with Pain Neuroscience Education (PNE). Doctor of Physical Therapy, Justin Willis, recently earned the esteemed Therapeutic Pain Specialist certification (TPS) through Evidence in Motion and International Spine & Pain Institute with Purdue University. TPS is the highest clinical competency of evaluation and treatment of pain that a practitioner can earn.
Justin uses these valuable PNE skills to help patients conquer pain and teach therapeutic strategies to take control of their discomfort. To learn more details about Justin’s PNE approach, click here: https://www.sweetwaternow.com/newly-certified-pain-science-expert-at-fremont-therapy-group/
Why Pain Neuroscience Education?
Pain is an epidemic and a historically misunderstood and mistreated condition. The goal of pain neuroscience education is to reduce unnecessary suffering and educate patients how they can take back control of their body and manage their pain.
Justin explains, “Once an individual understands why they have pain, it becomes easier to zero in on what is perpetuating their pain. We can use this knowledge to address pain through a holistic approach to improve function and decrease suffering.”
TPS has drastically changed the way I treat patients. My main focus on all patients is now how can I help that person gain control of their life to help make their situation better. Whether I am treating a patient who is experiencing chronic pain or not, I now take more time to educate the patient and to make sure I can answer their questions. This certification has made me more empathetic and helped me to understand how to treat the whole person, not just a body part. It has helped me to slow down and really contemplate how I can help each patient individually. TPS has also given me some new evaluation tools which help me to be even better at evaluating people.
Additional ways to help with pain
In addition to PNE, we also utilize Graded Motor Imagery, Dry Needling, Cupping, and Aquatic Therapy as tools to help patients move beyond pain.
At Fremont Therapy Group we are a family of 5 clinics across the state. The benefit of having such highly trained staff and a close knit working relationships between all locations, is that we can all learn from one other. Justin has presented his new pain knowledge to his colleagues and we are empowered to learn from his skills with PNE to help patients regain function.
Call any of our locations to learn more about how Pain Neuroscience Education and our multiple pain treatment strategies can help you!