Did you know that 20% of Americans report living with chronic pain? That is approximately 50 million Americans! Chronic pain is the number one reason Americans seek out health care. Chronic pain accounts for $635 billion in medical treatments, disability payments, and lost productivity.¹
During my career as a physical therapist, I would estimate that 80-85% of my caseload involved chronic pain. The other 15-20% were post-surgical, deconditioning, or sports injuries.
I cannot tell you the heartache I have felt in witnessing how many accept chronic pain in such a short amount of time. I have encountered 12-year-olds who have had ankle pain for 2-3 years all because they were told to “suck it up” or “you’re just looking for attention.”
Pain is not merely something we should be so quick to accept as a matter-of-fact of life. Instead, we should be so brave to find the solution. The solution to pain is never easy…at least the solutions that last.
Pain, when not remedied, becomes a memory. When pain becomes memorized, there is a lot more than just mechanical work to be done. Pain is usually a response to trauma or dysfunction. Unlearning pain takes times, takes diligence, and takes will to have a better quality of life.
As a Massage Therapist and Physical Therapist, I aim to re-educate your body to safe, functional movement and improved body awareness.
Through your journey of wellness, we work together to find and appreciate what your body is capable of doing and healing.
I’m here to tell you, you are more than the pain you experience and your living doesn’t have to stop with pain.