Are there any side effects to physical therapy?

Since we are changing what may be long standing postural and biomechanical relationships, you may experience some initial soreness as the appropriate tissues elongate and pressure in the joint changes. Joints that have had compromised movement are usually poorly lubricated and it may take a little while before proper fluid returns. In addition, patients may feel soreness in the musculature, as well as 'a little under the weather' during the first few treatments. This is usually related to the release of metabolites which have been stored inside the constantly contracted muscles for long periods. We instruct each patient on the management of these situations should they occur in order to minimize them and help them pass as quickly as possible.