Stress in life is inevitable, but how we handle stress can make a difference on the way it affects us. Besides the obvious benefits of exercise that we’re all familiar with, such as improving our physical condition and fighting diseases, exercise can also help to keep our stress levels at bay. And while the negative impacts of stress are numerous, what many people don’t realize is the role that physical therapy can play in helping to eliminate the negative side effects of stress.

Many patients visit our centers as a result of the pain and dysfunction which results from stress. A common side effect of stress that many individuals experience is muscle tension, which can cause headaches, neck pain and back pain. Learn more about the painful side effects of stress and how physical therapy can help Don’t forget NovaCare provides you with your very own physical therapist and athletic trainer! Stop by our center located in the Oak Park FFC for a complimentary injury screen.