Physical Therapy for Chronic Pain

No matter what your situation, our experts in mobility and motion are here to help you obtain optimum health.

Whether you or someone you care about is recovering from an injury or dealing with a chronic health problem, our physical therapists can help you regain your independence and return to your daily activities. Helping people of all ages, physical therapy is a conservative approach to managing mobility problems. Physical therapy may help you avoid surgery, reduce or eliminate pain, decrease the need for medication, prevent falls and improve balance.

Choose Nebraska Medicine for Physical Therapy to Receive:

A Tailored Plan

Our approach involves education, manual therapies and exercise. Our physical therapists will help you establish goals and create a personalized plan, including activities related to strengthening, range of motion, mobility and endurance. We use unique therapies and exercise approaches that may not be available through your primary doctor.

Multi-dimensional Manual Physical Therapy

Our Pain Management Program uses a form of physical therapy called multi-dimensional manual physical therapy (MMPT). Traditional physical therapy relies on clinical biomechanics that includes the physics of the musculoskeletal system (muscles, bones and joints) as well as the function of the nervous system.

However, in the treatment of chronic pain, we have found that we have better results when we include other body systems such as the nervous system, vascular systems, organs and relevant interrelated reflexes, each may play a significant role in contributing to chronic pain. As new research information in related clinical fields is acquired, this information is integrated into our strategies to provide you with the most current and up-to-date therapies and approaches.

A Team Approach

Conditions such as heart and lung problems as well as a spinal cord injury and stroke sometimes require a team to provide care and may include not only physical therapists, but occupational and speech therapists, doctors, nurses, social workers, psychologists and others. Our advanced experience draws on their unique backgrounds to deliver the best possible care for you.

Commitment to Excellence

We know injuries and chronic health conditions can have a major impact on your life. With more than 25 years experience in the treatment of chronic pain, we are experts at managing your physical challenges and ultimately getting you to being as active as possible.

Access to Newest Clinical Trials

At Nebraska Medicine, you will have access to the newest therapies, medications and approaches through our active participation in clinical trials.

Our Chronic Pain Management Program

We've been helping people manage pain for 42 years through our program for those dealing with chronic pain issues.

Accreditations and Awards

Highly Ranked Care

Each year, U.S. News and World Report surveys the nation’s roughly 5,000 hospitals to come up with the year’s list of Best Hospitals. Just 3 percent of the hospitals analyzed for Best Hospitals earn national ranking in even one specialty.

We have been recognized as a high-performing hospital in neurology and neurosurgery in the 2011 and 2013 U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals ranking and ranked nationally neurology and neurosurgery in the 2012 and 2014 U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals ranking.