Half of Community Could Benefit from Physical Therapy in Santa Monica

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(Newswire.net via Emailnewswire.com-August 3, 2013)  Santa Monica, CA — Dr. Erin Carr, physical therapist has recently opened her Santa Monica physical therapy practice because of the demand for pain-relieving and healing services in her community.
A recent story posted on WebMD.com sheds some light on the severity of the problem amongst US citizens.  Problems with migraines and chronic pain are so significant that many people are unable to function normally in their day to day routines.  “The wide-ranging study, published online May 22 in the journal JAMA Psychiatry, involved more than 4.8 million people who received care from the U.S. Veterans Health Administration during fiscal year 2005. Researchers identified those suffering from chronic pain and tracked them for the next three years.”
Dr. Carr stated, “I am very aware of the pain and movement problems that members of my community experience.  Treatment from a physical therapist in Santa Monica or any other city for that matter should be the first choice for most and is one of the best kept secrets in healthcare.  The recent report published on WebMD is an example of the many people who are dealing with pain on a daily basis.”
Most go to their doctor when they are in pain and often times physicians just don’t refer.  Clinical studies have repeatedly demonstrated that physical rehab isn’t recommended enough for muscle and joint problems.  For that very reason, Dr. Carr wanted to provide physical therapy in Santa Monica in the Akasha Center.  Patients experience a collaborative approach in which they work with multiple healthcare providers to get to the root of their painful problems.  Said Dr. Carr, “Physiotherapy as they call it overseas, is a conservative treatment approach, with little to no side effects, that many residents here are looking for.” 
There are a number of conditions that can be effectively treated with physical rehabilitation:

  • Headaches
  • Low back pain
  • Neck pain and pinched nerves
  • Rotator cuff problems
  • Knee pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Ligament sprains
  • Muscle strains

Dr. Carr, PT, wants to make sure that patients are aware that for muscle, joint and nerve problems, help is available. No one should have to constantly live their life coping with unnecessary pain that can be treated.  She launched a brand new website to help inform her community about their treatment options.  She concludes, “I want residents to know that if they are suffering, they should look for a  physical therapist in Santa Monica.”

Dr. Carr Integrative Physical Therapy

520 Arizona Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90401


Phone: (323) 304-1602