Physical therapy is an important treatment option for most back pain sufferers. Find out how to make it work best for you.

Physical therapy involves working with a physical therapist who is trained to carry out your doctor’s orders to stretch, strengthen, and exercise your back in a safe and effective way. It is important that physical therapy be coupled with education, so you can be empowered to take charge of your own recovery and move forward in your journey.

How Can a Physical Therapist Help?

Therapeutic exercises and manual therapy techniques such as joint and soft tissue mobilization or treatments such as ultrasound, taping or electrical stimulation can help relieve pain and restore muscle and joint function to reduce pain. Such therapies can also prevent pain from returning. Most of the therapeutic exercises are designed to reduce pain, restore function and increase mobility.

What Should I Expect When Visiting a Physical Therapist?

Your first session with your physical therapist is called an initial evaluation. During this session, your physical therapist will spend time with you to learn about your condition, your previous level of function, and how your condition is affecting your life. He or she will then take specific measurements of the impairments that may be causing your problem and put together a treatment plan for you. If you are a post surgical patient, your treatment protocol is usually designed to increase range of motion, gaining strength and healing from your surgery.

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    Pool Physical Therapy provides therapeutic benefits with the warmth of the water providing a pain relieving effect.

  • Spinal Decompression

    A state of the art alternative to invasive and risky back surgery, using spinal decompression can treat various spinal conditions.

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