Goals of this section
Physical therapies use strategies that affect the body tissues (muscles, joints, bones, and nerves) to reduce pain and improve your physical function and overall wellbeing. They can restore the body’s ability to move, which helps you to live your life at home, at school, and with your friends. In this way, physical therapies can help reduce negative aspects of living with chronic pain. You might sometimes feel worried, sad or depressed because your day-to-day activities are restricted by your pain. Physical therapies can help you to live a more active life, which can improve your mood, sleep, and energy level as well as reduce your pain.
Throughout this section, you will learn about:
different types of physical therapies
the evidence that exists for different types of physical therapies.