First of all, it allowed me mental relief by identifying my injury as a muscle injury versus a spinal injury which allowed me to understand that normal activities were acceptable and my life would continue as normal without potential surgery and extended rehab. Second, it provided immediate relief from severe pain by using ultrasound, massage, and exercises designed to stretch and stimulate the affected area. The PT continued to increase the intensity of the activity to allow me to regain strength and confidence in her direction. She also set an exercise routine I can easily follow at home to expedite my recovery. I give thanks to the service.