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Four ways virtual physical therapy can help with your MSK pain

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MSK pain is a shortened version of musculoskeletal pain, and you might be surprised to learn that your pain and that of many other people likely falls into this category.

Musculoskeletal pain affects many different structures in the body. The bones, joints, muscles, ligaments and tendons are all structures that can be affected by this type of pain. The strains, fractures, sprains and other common injuries that affect these body parts can all trigger MSK pain. Seeking out virtual physical therapy is one way that you can address this form of pain.

These are four of the ways virtual physical therapy can help people with MSK pain

You might be wondering how a virtual physical therapist can help with your pain when they aren’t seeing you in person. This is a common question for people who have never tried virtual physical therapy before. A few of the ways this service can help with musculoskeletal pain include:

  1. Identifying the culprit in your bodyCommonplace injuries and conditions are often the cause of musculoskeletal pain. This can make identifying the cause of your pain tough to do on your own. However, physical therapists are medical professionals who can identify your issue virtually.

One of the ways they can do so is having you do a movement analysis. They may also ask you for a description of the type, severity and location of your pain. Such information provides your physical therapist with vital clues that can help them discover the issue you’re dealing with.

  1. Pinpointing underlying factors that led to your pain — Virtual physical therapists can also delve down to find the underlying factors that may have led to your pain. For instance, they might ask you questions about your posture, which can be an underlying factor for neck and back pain. Often, these factors will come to light as a result of specific questions your physical therapist asks.

  1. Informing you about your condition — Another way that physical therapists can virtually assist with your painful condition is to provide information. They may give you some background about your condition, its symptoms and how you developed it. Your physical therapist can help you learn how to adjust specific daily activities. Learning this information can play a big part in a more timely recovery. 

  1. Take concrete steps to reduce your pain — A personalized physical therapy plan is typically developed for each patient. This allows your care to be more effective for your specific injury or condition. Your plan will also lay out specific steps that your physical therapist recommends to help you decrease your pain. Doing a customized program of therapeutic exercises is one example of such a step.

Agile Virtual PT offers effective care for your pain

Are you suffering from MSK pain? Agile Virtual PT’s team of more than 400 licensed clinicians is ready and willing to help you address your pain. We’re proud to report that our team is very successful at reaching this goal. Our data shows that 93% of our patients report decreased pain after their virtual physical therapy.

Contact our team today for more information about how we can help tackle your pain or to schedule your initial virtual appointment.