The old adage of Pain and Torture has really been improved.  If we are trying to decrease muscle tension, adding pain to a treatment really works against us.  Keep in mind that there will be times where we work though pain, but with good communication, there should be minimal pain or discomfort.  We can modify treatments, stretches, and exercises to reduce pain.  In many circumstances, the pain you feel is moving through a range that you hadn’t move through in a while.  This pain would be present as you improved with or without PT.  We can help ensure that it would be needed or is unnecessary depending on on your specific case.