Pain Management

As you embark on your goals in therapy we know managing your pain is a top priority. We take every step possible to manage your pain through a proactive approach. Astor Healthcare Center uses many different and effective ways to manage pain. Our Interdisciplinary Team comprised of our on-site Physician, Nurse Practitioner, Therapists, Registered Nurses, Licensed Vocational Nurses, and Certified Nursing Assistants develop a personalized pain management regimen for each of our patients based on their individual needs.

Pain management techniques include:

  • – Thorough pain assessment on admission
  • – Thorough pain assessment History of hospital admission, and routine home medication reviews
  • – PRN- As Needed pain management, and Routine pain management (for breakthrough pain)
  • – Diathermy- electrically induced heat and use of high-frequency electromagnetic currents used as a form of physical and occupation therapy.
  • – E-Stim- Electrical stimulation treatment modality used improve muscle function, decrease pain, and promote healing
  • – Pain Evaluation pre-therapy and post-therapy to determine most effective time for pain medication for each patient
  • – re-positioning of body based on area of pain
  • – off-loading- to decrease pressure of pain area or areas
  • – Ice and Heat Therapy
  • – Stretching and Exercise
  • – Joint Mobilization
  • – Soft Tissue Mobilization