Dry needling and PT alleviates pain from sedentary lifestyle

Physical therapy alleviates pain from sedentary lifestyle

Diana Livaudais lived a pretty sedentary lifestyle. Inactivity caused her to experience knee and hip pain. The pain was caused from weak muscles in her pelvic area.  As a result, Diana developed a limp when she walked.

She had been to physical therapy before, but did not have much success. Then, she came to Baudry Therapy Center.

First, her BTC therapist performed a complete assessment. Then, they developed a customized treatment plan to help eliminate Diana’s pain. Her plan included dry needling, functional exercise and manual therapy  to improve her balance and hip mobility.

“Every Baudry therapist knew my care plan and gave me such positive encouragement. I am in awe of the therapists’ abilities. With their help, I know I will succeed,” said Livaudais.

During her physical therapy, Diana said she “could already feel her muscles getting stronger” and that she was “learning so much about her own body”.

“Diana looked for ways to get better. She was very interested in learning how to take care of herself,” said Josh Bryant, DPT. “In addition, she was disciplined with her exercise program. She loved to take on new challenges that she was given.”

As a result of physical therapy, Diana’s activity tolerance improved. She is now able to play cards with her friends and attend social gatherings without being limited by back pain or fatigue.

Living with pain is not really living

If you are someone you love is experiencing pain, consult a physical therapist today. You only get one life, so make sure you’re living yours to the fullest!  Invest in your #1 asset – your health.  Call Baudry Therapy today if we help you get back to LIFE!

10 Things to Know About Physical Therapy

1. Louisiana has direct access to physical therapy. You can make an appointment without a doctor’s referral. Most states now have direct access to physical therapy.

2. Physical therapists hold advanced degrees. We are required to complete seven years of formal study with at least six months of clinical training. In addition, we earn a doctorate degree and pass a national licensing exam.

  • Physical therapists have specific training which make them uniquely qualified to treat pain and movement dysfunction.
  • Physical Therapists are specialists at prescribing the right plan to improve health, fitness and functional abilities.

3. A physical therapy evaluation is a great first step when an injury occurs.

  • Working with a physical therapist, alleviates worry and initiates the healing process.
  • We know medical “Red Flags” and when to refer you to a physician for further medical testing.

4. A physical therapy evaluation is easy to book and only takes one hour. You can usually see a physical therapist the same day you experience pain.

5. A physical therapy evaluation is comprehensive. It identifies the source of the symptoms and provides a plan for injury resolution.

6. A physical therapist is one of the BEST resources available to learn about injury and how to overcome it.

7. Physical therapy is often a great alternative to medicine, injections and potential surgery.

8. Physical therapy frees the mind to help the body get better.

9. Physical therapists are energetic, positive professionals who lead people to reach their goals. We care about getting you back to doing the activities you love.

10. A relationship with a physical therapist means a lifetime of successful healing. At Baudry Therapy Center, it means you are part of our family!

For more on Myths and Facts about Physical Therapy from Move Forward PT. 

Ready to start your journey to wellness

At Baudry Therapy Center (BTC) our approach to physical therapy is simple: attention, competency and honesty. Your recovery is our top priority. Our team is committed to making you better off for spending time with us. We call it the Baudry Difference.

If you are unsure about physical therapy, give us a call. We are happy to answer any questions you might have.