Great question! PT is a very physical experience and treatments can be uncomfortable at times, but we will always aim to be as gentle as possible, causing minimal discomfort, and you can be our guide. Most patients agree that it’s a good kind of pain, like the stretch one would feel during an intense workout, and typically, patients are happy to have a little temporary discomfort to relieve the on-going pain and ailment they have dealt with on a daily basis.  We also can offer ice packs to reduce inflammation, soreness and speed recovery, and would recommend an ice pack for periodic use at home.