Working together to manage pain

Published 9:03 am Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Physical therapists help patients restore mobility

Managing pain or the damage from a physical injury or a medical condition can be difficult, and the prospect of expensive surgery or having to use pain medications on a long-term basis is a fear of many.

Fortunately, physical therapists are trained to help patients avoid that route as much as possible and work to help patients of all ages to restore mobility and reduce pain.

According to the American Physical Therapy Association, physical therapists are able teach patients how to prevent or manage their condition in order to achieve long-term health benefits.

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They can also work with patients to prevent a loss of mobility before it occurs.

After examining patients, they work with them to come up with a plan for treatment for their specific needs, and help to develop fitness and wellness programs for healthier and more active lifestyles.

Here is a list of some physical therapy providers in Lawrence County and the surrounding region:

Our Lady of Bellefonte – Vitality Center
1000 St. Christopher Dr.
Ashland, Kentucky,

Premier Physical & Occupational Therapy
209 N. 2nd St., Ironton, 740-534-1410

Tri-State Rehab Service & Preferred Fitness
711 S. 3rd St., Ironton, 740-534-1156

Riverside Physical Therapy
50 Township Rd., South Point, 740-894-0000

Holzer-Lawrence County
98 State St. Proctorville, 740-886-9370
Premier Physical & Occupational Therapy, Proctorville
6262 County Rd. 107 Unit 8, 740-867-2200

St. Mary’s Physical Therapy, Barboursville
6433 County Rd. 60/50 Barboursville, West Virginia, 304-736-3094

Premier Physical & Occupational Therapy-Bellefonte
1490 Diederich Blvd. Russell, Kentucky,
King’s Daughters Outpatient
480 23rd St., Ashland, Kentucky,

Premier Physical & Occupational Therapy, Proctorville
2400 13th St.
Ashland, Kentucky,