In many cases, pain is associated with improper movement in the body. Correcting that improper movement will decrease your pain. Physical therapists are the movement specialists in the healthcare industry. It is our job to assess your movement and how it affects your pain, since pain can change the way you move. Incorrect movement can further increase your pain by producing excess stress on the body, causing it to break down and hurt worse. This can become a vicious cycle where pain causes incorrect movement which leads to more pain. The physical therapist will perform a thorough evaluation of your movement and determine what is moving correctly and incorrectly and how those movements affect or are caused by your pain. The best treatment is one tailored to your weaknesses and deficiencies rather than the "cookie-cutter" treatment approach where patients get the same ten exercises to treat their pain. In most cases, correcting improper movement will eliminate your pain, or at the very least, significantly decrease your pain.