80% of Americans will suffer from back pain at sometime in their lives. In fact, it is the most common reason for seeking physical therapy!
There is substantial evidence supporting the benefits of physical therapy and exercise both before and after back surgery. The strength and stability that physical therapy provides can significantly shorten a patient's recovery time after surgery. Physical therapy and exercise is considered an important part of most back pain patients' treatments, including those undergoing non-surgical and surgical care. This is because patients with low back pain are most likely to recover when the patient is in optimum physical condition. Unless there is a contraindication for physical therapy or a patient requires emergency surgery, most patients are advised to undergo a trial of physical therapy prior to considering back surgery.
Physical therapists are trained to give instruction on posture, educate about basic anatomy and physiology, and instruct people in body mechanics, stretching, strengthening, and conditioning exercises.
Our therapists are ready to offer you the most appropriate and effective treatment for your neck or back problem. Your treatment may include:
Posture education/Body mechanics training
Manual therapy (massage/mobilizations)
Muscle Energy Techniques
Exercise for flexibility, strengthening, stabilization
Modalities (ultrasound/electrical stimulation)
Spinal Decompression Therapy
Conditions we successfully treat:
Acute and Chronic Pain
Low Back Pain
Whether your goal is to return to work, play or just to enjoy life again, we can help!