Southwest Therapy Specialists, P.C.
Pain Management

A pain management rehabilitation specialist is a licensed occupational or physical therapist with advanced knowledge and training in treating pain. Southwest Therapy Specialists' therapists are highly skilled in pain management and are experts in the valley. They work under the prescribed services typically ordered by the Pain Management physician, for example to reduce the use of opiod medication.

These specialists use pain management techniques to teach the person with pain how to cope and manage their painful condition rather than the pain controlling them. The causes for the pain may be due to an injury, trauma, neuropathic issue, headache, a surgical procedure, cancer or another illness.

    Pain Management treatment provided at Southwest Therapy Specialists, includes but is not limited to:


    • Aquatic Therapy to unload and suspend the area in pain;
    • Wound management;
    • Scar management;

    • Edema control, lymphedema control, compression therapy;
    • Manual therapy;
    • soft tissue mobilization;
    • Tender Point Therapy, Trigger Point Therapy, Positional Release Technique;
    • Primal Reflex Release Technique;
    • Relaxation management;

    • Stress management;
    • Taping techniques;

    • Home program instruction, patient education, wellness education;

    • Sensory re-education, desensitization;

    • Joint protection instruction, arthritis management, energy conservation instruction;

    • Modalities: electrical stimulation, FES (Functional Electrical Stimulation), TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation), iontophoresis, heat, cold, Fluidotherapy;