PT Treatment Gaithersburg, MD

At the Pain & Arthritis Relief Center for PT Treatment Gaithersburg, MD families and individuals can depend on for care, we may utilize a variety of physical therapy treatment approaches. Our physical therapists can treat a large spectrum of movement disorders and ailments, whether that be anything from back pain to overuse injuries, or bursitis to osteoarthritis. To best support our patients in their recovery, we may use an extensive list of treatment methods. Here we describe some of the most common approaches utilized by our physical therapists to help patients become strong and healthy. 

Hot and Cold Therapy

Depending on the condition, we may suggest using hot and cold therapy to reduce swelling and inflammation. Soft tissue injuries in particular can benefit from cold therapy (ice packs) as this approach helps to constrict the blood vessels in the area. With heat, it is best to use a warm pack for treating muscular spasms, pain, and tightness. Furthermore, warmth can enhance the pliability of tissues, making it an impactful tool for stretching muscles, ligaments, and tendons. 

Manual Therapy

Manual therapy includes mobilization, strengthening exercises, massage, and manipulation. Many of our patients who have manual therapy as the main foundation of their treatment plan express noticing a significant change in their healing and overall health. To learn more about how a physical therapist Gaithersburg, MD patients rely on can help you, contact the Pain & Arthritis Relief Center now! 


One of the best ways to prevent injury or reinjury is through exercise. Despite the instinct to rest and be sedentary when the body is achy, exercise is viewed as a strengthening tool that aids weak muscles, improves muscular imbalances, and helps ward off pain. However, we strongly recommend coming in for a consultation and advice for your condition before starting an exercise plan on your own. 


To put it simply, traction is a type of decompression therapy that aims to reduce pressure on the spine. It is utilized to help heal several back conditions, such as herniated discs, degenerative disc disease, pinched nerves, and sciatica. By alleviating pressure due to a compressed disk, the spine can straighten into its most optimal positioning and encourage the body so much so that it may be able to heal without the need for surgery.

A physical therapist uses a wand to apply sound waves and heat deep into the connective tissues. Ultrasound can enhance the effectiveness of other treatment approaches such as manual therapy and exercise. As our physical therapist at the Pain & Arthritis Center may tell you, ultrasound can even help speed up the healing process of injured ligaments. 

Our Commitment to You

At our clinic, it is our priority to do everything we can to help you achieve the wellness you desire. We can understand how body aches and pains may be impacting your daily life, and may cause you to not enjoy life to the fullest. Please know that we can help and are committed in doing so. To learn more about Gaithersburg PT Treatment in Maryland please contact the Pain & Arthritis Relief Center today!