Josh is a wonderful physical therapist. He is always professional, taking the time to listen to my concerns, applying his knowledge and experience in a concerted effort to resolve the ongoing problems I have with my neck and back.
Therapydia has not only helped me rehabilitate my knee, but has also changed my view of physical therapy. I looked forward to each appointment rather than dreading it and seeing it as a hassle. Also, my knee improved drastically and a lot quicker than I expected. I would definitely recommend seeing Josh and Casey to close friends or family!
I have worked with Josh frequently throughout the years and Casey a couple times. Both are excellent at their work and help me with any issues I encounter. Their goal is to get you healthy, not to get you to keep coming back in. I recommend Therapydia to anyone I know that has issues.
What Causes Muscle Pain?
Myofascial pain syndrome or muscle pain occurs when your body’s soft tissues become inflamed. When there is damage to your fascia, the connective tissue that surrounds your muscles, a trigger point is created. A trigger point is commonly described as “knot-like” and is made up of a small section of contracted muscle. This trigger point can lead to pain felt in other areas outside of the specific point, also known as referred pain.
Myofascial pain develops from an injury or strain to your muscle, ligament or tendons. Repetitive motions used at work or during an activity can lead to overuse injuries and myofascial pain. Myofascial pain can also occur due to inactivity of a muscle caused by a brace, sling or cast. To holistically address muscle pain, you need to understand what your current movement patterns are, identify weaknesses in your musculature and address any trigger points that may have been built up.
Signs & Symptoms
- Unlike muscle soreness after an activity, pain associated with trigger points continues for a longer period or can get worse.
- With myofascial muscle pain, you may feel the following:
- Limitations in cervical range of motion with pain
- A knot in the muscle
- Deep, aching pain
- Muscle tenderness
- Muscle spasms
- Your physical therapist will help you pinpoint the source of your muscle pain and develop a custom treatment program based on your needs and goals. At Therapydia, we utilize hands-on techniques such as myofascial release to eliminate pain and restore motion. By applying gentle sustained pressure, your physical therapist can accurately detect fascial restrictions and facilitate release of the fascia. Your treatment could include a combination of methods that address muscular pain:
- Manual therapy: Hands-on techniques to remove trigger point restrictions from those muscles to reduce pain and retrain your movement patterns. Unlike foam rolling, manual therapy can get deep inside the muscles to release trigger points.
- Custom exercises: Strengthening and mobility exercises to develop more efficient movement patterns.
- Modalities: Depending on how best to manage your specific levels of pain, ice, heat, electrical stimulation or ultrasound may be used to complement your treatment.
About Therapydia Denver
Better Physical Therapy Experience
At Therapydia Denver, our physical therapists offer one-on-one, hands-on muscle pain treatment. You’ll spend your entire with one of our expert therapists – we won’t hand you off to a PT assistant or aide. With our manual therapy techniques and custom exercise programs, we’ll help you strengthen your musculature and correct your mechanics to get rid of your muscle pain. We’ll help you understand what’s causing your pain, what you can do to relieve your pain and ways to prevent reoccurring injuries.
Best of all, you’re covered. Therapydia works with and provides billing for most insurance groups and Medicare. We also accept cash payments.
- Lifetime Wellness
- Quality Treatment
Casey McNitt, MPT
and Physical Therapist
Aaron Page, DPT
Cami Hatch, DPT